Vehicular Systems (FS)

The research in Vehicular Systems has a clear focus on control, diagnosis, and supervision of functions in vehicles.

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The overall aim is to develop control systems to obtain performance, safety, energy utilization, and environmental stability. Our strategy is to focus on the system science aspects, and to collaborate with others when it comes to mechanical construction or industrial evaluation. The functions under consideration include advanced engine control, control coordination of vehicle and powertrain systems, and autonomous functions in intelligent vehicles and intelligent roadways.

We also have a clear focus on general research on model-based fault diagnosis. The goal of model-based fault diagnosis is to detect and isolate faults in a physical process. Our research is focused on how a dynamic or static model of the process can be utilized in the design of a diagnosis system. We investigate both purely theoretical problems and more application-oriented problems. We have a general interest in all kinds of applications, e.g. aircrafts, chemical process plants, automotive engines.


Courses given by the Division of Vehicular Systems


Research within WASP

Courses given by the Division of Vehicular Systems

TMEI01 Electrical Engineering, 6 credits
TSFS02 Vehicle Dynamics and Control, 6 credits
TSFS03 Vehicle Propulsion Systems, 6 credits
TSFS04 Electrical Drives, 6 credits

TSFS06 Diagnosis and Supervision, 6 credits
TSFS09 Modelling and Control of Engines and Drivelines, 6 credits
TSFS11 Electrical and Energy Technology, 6 credits
TSFS12 Autonomous Vehicles - Planning, Control, and Learning Systems, 6 credits
TSFS13 Electrical Engineering, 6 credits
TSFS14 Electrical Engineering, 6 credits
CDIO-project, 12 credits
TFYY51 Engineering Project, 6 credits

Study profiles


Study profile for M and Y programs

Courses in autonomous vehicles, vehicle dynamics with control, vehicle propulsion systems, modeling and control of engines and drivelines, and diagnosis and supervision, are all selectable in the master profiles Mechatronics on the M program and Automatic Control och the Y program. The courses are also selectable for many other study programs.

The profile in Mechatronics aims at preparing students for leading industrial development and research within model-based system development, where control systems are a core part of product functionality and value. The master profiles provide a solid foundation for work within both Swedish and international system developing industries.

Autonomous Systems

Study profile for the D program

Increased autonomy, digitalization, and increased robotics is a clear development in Swedish industry, now and for a foreseeable future. This study profile meets this societal need, both in research and industrial development. Keywords for the profile are:

  • Perception
  • Control and decision-making
  • Dynamical systems
  • Algorithms

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