Chalmers University of Technology has eight Areas of Advance, which brings together education, research and innovation. By coordinating our work in these Areas of Advance (AoA), with arenas where new ideas are born and initiatives are taken, we can make a difference. By focusing our strengths, we can take on larger challenges than before and reach further. Among Chalmers eight AoA the most relevant for EARPA are: Transport, Materials Science, Energy, and Information and Communication Technology.
One of our goals is to become one of the world’s leading universities with regard to research and education on green, safe, efficient and effective transport systems. To achieve this, we build on a wide range of disciplines and a close connection between research and higher education as well as on intense cooperation with industry and societal actors.
We focus on three profile areas within the AoA Transport:
Traffic safety with all aspects of safe road transport for all road users, including safe interconnection to other transport areas and modes. Several research groups are linked to this profile. In particular, from the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (Vehicle Safety, Vehicle Engineering & Autonomous Systems, Material & Computational Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics and Dynamics) all with a link to the competence centre SAFER.
Transport efficiency and customer adapted logistics with all aspects of effective and efficient transport, supporting companies’ logistics and individuals’ mobility including both supply and demand aspects. Several research groups are linked to this profile, in particular from the Department of Technology Management and Economics (Service Management and Logistics; Supply and Operations Management). All with a link to the competence centre Northern LEAD.
Sustainable vehicle technologies: Sustainable solutions for how to propel vehicles in the future, how to reduce propulsion resistance through vehicle design, and assess sustainability of the different technologies in a wider, long-term perspective. The main actor from the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences is the Division of Combustion and the competence centre CERC.
Participation in EU Projects and International Activities
Chalmers University of Technology performed research in European projects such as:
CORE, Hercules, FUEREX, CleanER-D, GREEN, GAST, Super Light Car, IRDES, ASSESS, DACOTA, DriveC2X, FOTNet, FOTNet2, EuroFOT, FIMCAR, ADSEAT, CASPER, THORAX, ID4EV, INTERACTIVE, EBSF, Logistics4Life, bestLog, FastRCargo, BUSTRIP, LOGGIN, MATISSE, SafeEV, FUEREX, SafetyCube, PROSPECT, UDRIVE, UPGRADE HAoS (Marie Curie), AEOLIX, VALUMICS, OSCCAR, VIRTUAL.