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Third-cycle subject: Vehicle and Maritime Engineering
The research group Vehicle Dynamics in collaboration with Integrated Transport Research Lab at KTH is seeking a PhD student connected to the three year long research project REDO (REmote Driving Operations) financed by FFI. The research will be conducted both at Vehicle Dynamics as well as at ITRL on the RCV-E research vehicles and the AVTCT (Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower). Collaboration will also take place with other PhD student at VTI and with other industrial partners in the REDO project.
To bridge the possible problems with automated vehicles and to overcome the obstacles described by SAE and others, for the foreseeable future remote driving of partially automated vehicles is a promising way forward toward the long-term goal of more autonomous vehicles.
From a human factors perspective, the driving task is often divided into three levels: strategic, tactical and operational. A similar approach can be adopted for remote control of vehicles in this project. For remote operation on a tactical and strategical level, the task of the operator may differ from a driver of a vehicle in the sense that the operator may control several vehicles simultaneously. This may require development of new interfaces and concepts of interaction for a safe and efficient operation. In this project it is of particular interest to research how the take-over from autonomous driving to remote operation should be done and how the safety and performance of remote operation can be increased with the help of feedback of vehicle behaviour to the operator and control of the remote vehicle that will support the operator. Thus, the research will include areas such as: vehicle dynamics, automatic control and human machine interaction and involve theoretical analysis, modelling and simulation and experiments.
We are seeking a candidate with good knowledge about vehicle dynamics and control and where knowledge of driver-vehicle interaction as well as driving simulators is of merit.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology at Vechicle Dynamics and at the research centre ITRL and supervised by: Associate Professor Mickael Nybacka and Associate Professor Lars Drugge.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
It is required to have a Master of Science in Vehicle Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Automatic Control or equivalent. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
Applicants must be strongly motivated for pursuing research, should also have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborations, be able to perform critical analysis as well as possessing good communication skills in oral and written English.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Licentiate degree.
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Titel||Doctoral student in vehicle dynamics on remote operation of vehicles|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Publiceret||november 14, 2019|
|Ansøgningsfrist||december 9, 2019|
|Områder||Transportteknik,   Skibsteknik,   Styringsautomatik,   Køretøjsdynamik,   Mekanik  |