This is a strong research area at LiU, where multidisciplinary and industry-related research is carried out in electric and hybrid vehicles, as well as diesel and petrol vehicles. Four well-equipped vehicle laboratories ensure sound research and education.
Energy and environmental performance are studied, both in passenger cars and heavy vehicles. Studies are made of soft issues, such as driver behaviour and the willingness of drivers to accept and learn new technologies and aids as well as heavy technical areas.
Examples include automated construction, mechanics of materials and crash safety, sensor systems and computer vision, aerodynamics, battery technology, mechatronics, hydraulic systems and different types of engines.
The vehicle laboratory is also connected with a simulator at VTI. You can test drive a car in the simulator located in the vehicle laboratory.