The Håkan Frisinger Award 2017
Jonas Sjöberg, Professor of Mechatronics and Head of the Mechatronic research group, Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden

The Håkan Frisinger award 2017 goes to research on low-emission, safe autonomous vehicles

The Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Means of Transport Research awards its 2017 scholarship to Professor Jonas Sjöberg, Chalmers University of Technology. The scholarship with an amount by 250 000 SEK, rewards Jonas Sjöberg for his extensive research work on safe autonomous vehicles with low emissions for a sustainable future.

The automated transport systems will revolutionize the efficiency of transportation of people and goods, and at the same time dramatically reduce environmental impact. This topic concerns optimization of the overall transport performance by taking advantage of new possibilities for efficient communication, accurate position estimation, and smart decision systems.

Jonas Sjöberg has successfully developed the area electromobility, active safety and autonomous driving. Along with his research group at Chalmers, he has worked on system aspects, dimensioning, modelling and control both in the area of hybrid powertrains, and active and autonomous vehicles.

Thanks to the results, "best" design of the electric powertrain, such as control strategy can now be calculated more exactly instead of using rough estimates as before. Jonas Sjöberg has led the academic part of several industrial PhD projects, one of them within the programme "Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems” which resulted in patents, and later led to the development of an emergency brake function that mitigates accidents in left turns. The later years of research has been focused on decision making and other issues related to autonomous driving.

Jonas Sjöberg is Professor of Mechatronics and Head of the Mechatronic research group. Dr. Sjöberg’s research involves mechatronics, and mechatronic related fields, such as signal processing and control. Within these fields, he focuses on model based methods, simulations, machine learning for dynamic systems, system identification, and optimization for design and product development of mechatronic systems. Applications are, for example, Automotive Active Safety and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Dr. Sjöberg also leads and supervises research and education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The scholarship was presented by the Håkan Frisinger Foundation at a seminar on Tuesday May 29 at Chalmerska Huset, Gothenburg.

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