Researcher in the wind tunnel
Interior from the wind tunnel in the ​Laboratory of Imaging, Fluids and Thermal Sciences. Photo: Henrik Sandsjö


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.

Chalmers 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 a sustainable, safe and efficient transport system, the Area of Advance provides a meeting place and platform for research to meet the challenges of society.
The research within Transport Area of Advance is focused mainly on three profile areas – Sustainable Vehicle Technologies, Traffic Safety, and Transport Efficiency and Customer Adapted Logistics – connected by overall, relevant themes that are continously updated.

National and international research collaborations 

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 Peter Lindwall,​.

Interdisciplinary research to cross boundaries

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 Energy for research on Sustainable Vehicle Technologies, which also links to the Materials Science and Health Engineering. With the latter, there's also a joint focus on traffic safety issues. Transport Area of Advance's links to  ICT Area of Advance address issues concerned with intelligent transport systems. Finally, developments in Production ​has an impact on the demands for transport services.

Projects and publications

All projects and publications by Chalmers researchers are registered in Chalmers research database.

Major projects:

Transport Purchasing Panel

The Transport Purchasing Panel aims to improve logistic solutions and reduce environmental impact of transport through more efficient transport procurement. The work is carried out in close cooperation with industry and is based on a long-term collaboration between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

The transport purchasing database:

Chalmers University of Technology, IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and the University of Gothenburg have jointly created a transport purchasing database, that forms the basis for the development of methods for more efficient transport purchases.
Find more information at the Panel's website:

Contact, Transport Purchasing Panel:

​Linda Styhre
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute
Dan Andersson
Chalmers University of Technology

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