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Masters Thesis 2015-2016 Featured

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Masters Thesis 2015-2016

Featuring the details of thesis projects being conducted by CAS students currently or next spring!



Using situation based predictive risk estimation for subject and surrounding traffic to ensure safe maneuvering of long combination vehicles (LCVs) in highway driving scenarios.

 "When driving long-combination vehicles (trucks so long and heavy that they need a special permit to be driven on roads), it is important that the driver handles the vehicle as safely as possible. This master thesis will explore methods for estimating the risks for the subject vehicle and surrounding traffic which allow safe maneuvering. This will be used both for alerting the driver of dangerous situations and autonomous driving. The work includes adaptive systems and risk analysis, and will be performed at Volvo Group Trucks Technology."

Bjorn Persson Mattsson


Multi-level evaluation of autonomous vehicles using agent-based transport simulation for the case of Singapore

Based on an existing large-scale agent-based simulation of Singapore (MATSIM) the impacts of autonomously driving vehicles are examined. The focus of investigation lies on the emerging choice behaviour of customers in the multi-modal public transport scenario. Different pricing scenarios and service schemes are simulated to compare the acceptance and usability of the new technology.

January until June 2016 @ ETH Singapore Center Future Cities Laboratory (FCL) -

Presentation: mid-July 2016

Sebastian Hörl


Real-time optimization of traffic situation maneuvers for long combination vehicles (LCVs)

An approach to improve traffic safety and to further increase transport efficiency of LCVs is to utilize automated driving functionalities including propulsion, braking and steering. This master thesis will propose an optimization scheme which allows real-time actuation generation for highway maneuvers of LCVs. The work includes adaptive systems and programming and optimization, and will be performed at Volvo Group Trucks Technology.

Ivo Batkovic



Here are some tips from our director on doing thesis project. A summary of information about the master thesis: 

- Start early (i.e. now), looking for a project: talk to teachers, look for posters, search the web. I will also forward occasional project proposals. 

- The project should be CAS (or physics) related, interpreted in a wide sense. The most most important thing is that it has a solid scientific or engineering perspective. 

- You need an examiner at Chalmers. You need a supervisor at Chalmers or elsewhere, such as in a company. (Examiner and supervisor may be the same person for a local Chalmers project.)

- Typically the project should be registered at the department where the examiner is active.

- Before you start, you need to have the registration form signed by the MPA, and the examiner. There should be a short project plan which is what I need to see to approve it as a CAS thesis. 

- Don’t forget to fill in the work card once you start on the project (which implies attending other thesis presentations, etc.) 

- More information is found at the Studentportal Examensarbete


If you have questions or need help, you very welcome to contact the Director.


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