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Research infrastructure

The Swedish government invests one billion Swedish kronor in the transition to an electrified transport sector. An important part of this initiative is a new test lab for electromobility, which is now being planned in Gothenburg.

SEEL - Swedish Electric Transport Laboratory AB is a test bed for electric mobility, currently being built jointly by the research institute RISE and Chalmers. The lab is established with the support of the Swedish government and in collaboration with the industrial partners CEVT, Scania, Volvo Cars and Volvo Group.

AstaZero is the world’s first full-scale test environment for road safety. The test track is open for research, development and certification of future road safety systems, by vehicle manufacturers, suppliers, legislators, and universities. AstaZero is owned by Chalmers and Rise Research Institutes of Sweden.

The electric bus route ElectriCity provides research institutes and companies a live testbed for research and development of solutions for sustainable travel. Since 2015 several buses operate route 55 in Gothenburg, running on renewable electricity – quiet and entirely emission-free. The bus stop next to Chalmers Lindholmen is indoors.

REVERE – Resource for Vehicle Research at Chalmers has focus on self-driving vehicles, active safety and vehicle dynamics. The 400 square metre lab includes test vehicles (light and heavy vehicles), environment sensors and simulators among other vehicle-related equipment.

The VTI simulator comprises three large, advanced driving simulators, a smaller training simulator and a rail simulator. A large part of VTI’s research concerns understanding the individual’s behaviour in the transport system.

Published: Tue 03 Jul 2018.