Volvo Group Digital road for system simulation in Göteborg, Sweden


In system simulation team, we are working on fuel economy simulation platform that models the vehicle, the driver and the road. Having realistic representation of these different components is important to correlate properly simulation with real world.

The road component describes the road on which the vehicle will drive. Typical information contained in this component are road speed limit, altitude, stops, GPS traces…

It can also contain environment data like air temperature.

It becomes more and more critical to have realistic road cycle including additional data that were not taken into account for now. A better representation of the vehicle environment will require new types of data like traffic light locations, road curvature…

Our team has evaluated the digital mapping webservice HERE to access these types of data.

Description of thesis work

The thesis worker will need to manage the following tasks:

  • Extend the service HERE evaluation to identify key modules and data usable for our truck simulations

  • Continue the development of tools/scripts to extract these data and to post process them in clean reports for users

  • Evaluate existing open road format OpenDrive and OpenScenarios to see if it could fit our needs

  • Help to the development of the in-house tool (Matlab based) dedicated to Road cycle at VOLVO

Suitable background:

  • Student at master level of engineering (IT or equivalent for software development)


  • Advanced programming skills in HTML, javascript and MATLAB are required

  • Python language is a plus

  • Simulink experience is a plus

Personal Competencies:

  • Proactive

  • Organized and especially in his/her coding developments

  • Good team work spirit

  • Ability to work in an international environment (fluent in English)

Starting Date:

This position can begin in october 2017 for a duration of 4 months to 6 months.


Thierry Bondat. System simulation engineer

About us

The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines under the leading brands Volvo, Renault Trucks, Mack, UD Trucks, Eicher, SDLG, Terex Trucks, Prevost, Nova Bus, UD Bus, Sunwin Bus and Volvo Penta.

Volvo Group Trucks Technology provides Volvo Group Trucks and Business Area's with state-of-the-art research, cutting-edge engineering, product planning and purchasing services, as well as aftermarket product support.

With Volvo Group Trucks Technology you will be part of a global and diverse team of highly skilled professionals who work with passion, trust each other and embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Västra Götaland



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