Audio description: Researcher Anders Forslund with electric aircraft model.
​Anders Forslund's research aims to create safer and more fuel efficient aircraft. Photo: Anna-Lena Lundqvist​


Green, safe and efficient transport is a prerequisite for an attractive society that takes responsibility for human life and the nature that surrounds us. New knowledge that generates new solutions is a key issue.

Audio description: Decorative imageChalmers Transport Area of Advance covers a wide range of transport research with research skills from almost all departments. With the common driving force of enabling green, safe and efficient transportation the sustainable transport system the Area of Advance provides a meeting place and platform for research to meet the challenges of society.

Profile areas

The research is focused on three profile areas, connected by the overall themes Autonomous transportation, Electromobility and Transition to future transportation systems:

Sustainable vehicle technologies
with focus on electrification, hybridization, renewable fuels, catalysis, combustion engines, lightweight materials, and their respective application for different modes of transport.

Traffic safety with  focus is on all aspects of safe road transport of or by people, including safe interconnections to other transport areas and modes.
Transport efficiency and customer adapted logistics with  focus on all aspects of efficient and effective transport including and connecting several subsystems such as individuals’ mobility, companies’ logistics systems, transport and traffic systems.

National and international research collaboration 

Researchers within the Transport Area of Advance are part of numerous academic collaborations with other universities in Sweden and Europe but also with universities outside Europe. The main university collaborations within Europe are in Great Britain, Germany and Finland, and outside Europe in the US, China, Japan. 

For further information about the research collaborations within the Transport Area of Advance please contact Åsa Valadi: 

Interdisciplinary research 

Research in the Transport Area of Advance includes collaboration with the University of Gothenburg. Furthermore, it involves links to the other areas of advance at Chalmers, especially with the Energy Area of Advance for research on Sustainable Vehicle Technologies, which also links to the Materials and Life Science Areas of Advance. Our links to the Built Environment and ICT Areas of Advance address issues concerned with Future Urban Transport and Intelligent Transport Systems. Finally, developments in Production Area of Advance has an impact on the demands for Transport services.

Published: Thu 21 Feb 2019.