Volvo Group How to keep drivers alert during monotonous driving in Göteborg, Sweden

Field of study: Interaction design, cognition or similar

Company: Volvo Group Trucks Technology; Department: BF71482; Location: AB2

Language: Swedish and English, Swedish will be needed for interviewing drivers


For truck drivers the driving task can sometimes be monotonous and the resulting under stimulation may make them less good drivers. The objective of this thesis work is to solve this problem by developing an aid for the drivers to keep alert.

Description of work

The project will at least include the following stages:

  1. Literature study

  2. User needs investigation with truck drivers

  3. Requirement specification

  4. Concept development with iterations

  5. Tests with users

  6. Development of a prototype

The work will be done at the Ergonomics & Driver Interface group within CAB engineering at Volvo GTT. This group is responsible for understanding customer needs when it comes to usability and ergonomics.

Suitable background: Student of design engineering or interaction design at Master level from Swedish universities.

We would like two students for this work. If applying for the thesis as a pair both students need to send in applications. In this case you should write who you want to work together with. It is equally good to apply by yourself. In this case we will match two students.

Starting date: 2017-08-28

Number of students: 2

Tutor: Emma Nilsson

Telephone: 031-3236174

Address: Dept. BF71482 Geo. AB2, 405 08 GÖTEBORG

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.

The Volvo Trucks brand has been built up over decades and enjoys a solid position worldwide. It is one of the world’s best known and respected brands within the commercial vehicle industry. It is associated with the core values quality, safety and environmental care. With Volvo Trucks you will be part of a global and diverse team. We work with passion, we trust each other and we embrace change to stay ahead. We make our customers win.

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Västra Götaland



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