• Sodertalje


  • Interaktionsdesign / UX / Design

Ansök senast: 2020-12-18

30 hp - Development of HMI for fault monitoring of driverless vehicles

Publicerad 2020-11-18

Thesis projects are an excellent experience to get closer contact with Scania and build relations for the future. Several of Scania's employees today started their career at Scania with a Thesis project.


Scania is thriving for a technological change in the automotive industry, and our vehicles are getting more and more automated, and initiatives of driverless vehicles are seen all over the world. However, today the driver is an important actor for detecting and managing faults on the vehicles, and in a future driverless transportation system, faults need to be monitored and handled remotely.

To understand which reconsiderations will be needed when there is no longer a driver in the vehicle, we want to develop a demonstrator to study how the interactions between the vehicles and the control tower will be working. The project's scope is to develop an HMI where a user remotely interacts with a vehicle when a fault occurs.

This master thesis project is in collaboration with the Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. At ITRL, existing Lab platforms will be used to develop the demonstrator. The student will be responsible for implementing the HMI to a control tower to perform the vehicle's actions remotely.


The project's scope is to explore the user perspective of interaction with a driverless vehicle when a fault occurs and investigate how a digital environment should be designed.

Task description

The student will develop an HMI adapted for a control tower user case. The work will require the student to investigate user and function requirements and develop concepts.  

Education and skills

We are looking for 1-2 students interested in interaction design and curious about exploring new solutions for future technologies. The project is explorative and in a research environment, which will allow the student to work both within industry and research.

  • The student should be in his/her last year at the master level—relevant education in Interaction design or similar.
  • The student should have good communication and collaboration skills and be self-driven.
  • Prior experience in developing user interfaces in digital environments is required.
  • Skills in JavaScript.
  • Knowledge in interaction design and graphic design is highly recommended.
  • The student should be confident in writing and communicating in English. Knowledge in Swedish is meritorious.

We are looking for 1-2 students for this project, and the start of the project is January 2021. The work location will be both KTH Campus (ITRL Lab) and Scania Södertälje. The student must be able to travel between the two locations. The estimated duration is 20 weeks full time.


Lina Rylander, Industrial PhD Student at Vehicle Service Information, +46 (0)70 087 85 42,


The application should include a personal letter, a curriculum vitae, and copies of grades. Applications will be evaluated continuously, so please submit your application as soon as possible.

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