The research of Area of Advance Transport has three overall themes; Autonomous transportation, Electromobility and Transition to future transportation systems.

The research is focused on the three profiles.

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

Transport efficiency and Customer adapted logistics - 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. Read more on Transport efficiency and customer adapted logistics

Traffic safety - focus is on all aspects of safe road transport of or by people, including safe interconnections to other transport areas and modes. Read more on Traffic safety


In addition to the active fields identified within each profile we are also exploring the potential need for three active fields that cut across the excellence profiles: Future Urban Transport, Long distance transport and Transport System Challenges.

 In print: Area of Advance Transport Folder 2016 [pdf].

Competence centres

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, Phone: +46(0)31 - 772 21 80, E-mail: 

Interdisciplinary research between Transport and other Areas of Advance

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, Nano 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 has an impact on the demands for Transport services.


Published: Tue 02 Oct 2012. Modified: Mon 30 Oct 2017