Bengt J H Jacobson

Full Professor in Vehicle Dynamics and leader of Vehicle Dynamics group

Bengt Jacobson graduated with PhD (1993) in machine elements at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, studying the dynamics of gear shifting in power-shifting transmissions. He continued research on longitudinal vehicle dynamics with dynamic modeling and control of powertrain systems, including hybrid vehicles. Based on this topic and teaching in vehicle dynamics, he was entitled as Associate Professor (1998). Dr. Jacobson was Technical Expert (2001-2010) at Volvo Car Corporation with focus on vehicle dynamics control and active safety, mainly focusing on brakes and steering. Dr. Jacobson is currently the Professor and group leader of Vehicle Dynamics group at Chalmers. (
The focus of this research group is vehicle motion in ground plane, for both passenger cars and heavy trucks.
The group Vehicle Dynamics works with analysis and control of road vehicles. The group develops new concepts and analysis tools for applications within vehicle dynamics. Problem base covers handling/performance, transport efficiency and safety.

Published: Thu 13 Jun 2013. Modified: Fri 23 Nov 2018