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Master Thesis Projects - Active Safety and Autonomous Driving at Volvo Cars (Gothenburg, Sweden)

Everything we do starts with people.

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. If you want to join us in our mission to make people’s lives less complicated, we offer you a chance to grow together with talented people who want to make a true difference.

Looking for a master piece for your master thesis project? Together, we will work towards making the future Autonomous and Connected with human centric technology. Autonomous cars will reshape the traveling and the future lifestyle, would you like to be a part of our team influencing this change? We are looking for driven and motivated students interested in pursuing their master thesis within the development of self-driving cars during the spring term 2020.

The strategy of Volvo Cars is to emphasize the lifestyle of freedom to move with Autonomous Drive by making transportation personal, sustainable and safe. At Active Safety and Autonomous Drive, we embrace this paradigm shift in the automotive industry, which is moving towards the deployment of autonomous vehicles at a very fast pace. Our approach to Autonomous Driving at Volvo Cars is unique by focusing on the people and not just the technology, while at the same time fulfilling our mission that nobody should be seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo car by 2020.

Within our team of over 400 engineers at Active Safety & Autonomous Drive, we are offering a broad range of master thesis projects. Since our core value is everything we do starts with people, we are also open to consider your ideas and proposals.

Who are you?

We are looking for candidates with excellent academic records who are open, innovative, driven and team-players. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of our work, we are extending our search to a broad range of competencies. If you think that you have what it takes to help us in our journey to deliver a safe, human-centric, autonomous drive technology, read below on what we do & the various areas we can offer the thesis work in!

  • Autonomous Drive/Smart Active Safety Functions – Development, Formal Verification, Tuning and Optimization 
  • Scenario Based Verification for Autonomous Driving 
  • Sensors – Reference/Ground Truth Data Generation and Sensor Fusion 
  • Development of Simulators and Virtual Environment for Verification of Autonomous Drive 
  • Data, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Driven Development & Verification 
  • Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD) and Automation Frameworks

Application and contact

Does this sound like your next challenge? Below are some practicalities you need to be aware of:

  • Proposed thesis work period: 20th January 2020 to 26th of June 2020 (dates can be flexible with +/- 7 days)
  • Academic credits: equivalent to 30 ECTS
  • Number of students: 1-2 students per project (2 preferred)

Welcome with your application by submitting your resume, cover letter in English (including which area you would like to work and why) and grades/transcripts via the link below no later than 17th November 2019. We will be continuously reviewing the applications and selecting the candidates, so apply as early as you can! Note that we do not accept any applications via e-mail. If you have any questions regarding the position you are welcome to contact Siddhant Gupta ( For questions about the recruitment process, please contact Andreas Antefelt (

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 

Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.