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Thesis Work - Data Acquisition and Edge Computing for Autonomous Drive

Thesis Worker at Volvo Cars

Welcome to explore the world of Volvo Cars by writing your thesis with us! As a thesis worker in our organization you are supported by a supervisor who follows you during your project. All thesis projects are arranged in business critical areas and therefore you will be able to contribute to our company purpose – providing freedom to move in a safe, sustainable and personal way – from day one! 



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 the department of Safe Vehicle Automation, 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 their safety and not just the technology, while at the same time working towards the vision of providing 1week quality time per year through a new Volvo Car by 2025.


The scope of the thesis work is to develop a robust architecture for data acquisition system that ensures high quality logging of sensor and vehicle data. Sensitivity analysis will be carried out to evaluate metrics to qualify the quality of logged sensor data. The thesis work will evaluate best practises of logging data in terms of sensor data rates, file transfer protocols, configuration management of sensors, file indexing methodologies, real-time data processing and remote access to the logging systems to ensure quality of logging is met according to requirements.  


Subsequently, the students will formulate and program an edge computing framework that can validate the quality of aforementioned logged data exploiting the computing power on the edge. Several research aspects will be deployed in the development of this framework. For e.g. how quick are the detection of patterns in sensor data and faster storage and transfer of data to aid real-time decisions at local nodes compared to centralized computation? Or, can the edge computing framework be used to highlight irrelevant, noisy or erroneous data? Performance of edge computing framework will be compared with the validation framework executed in centralized compute nodes.


We are looking for candidates with excellent academic records who are open, innovative, driven and team-players. Because of the nature of the thesis work, we are looking for students with the knowledge and background in Automotive Data Communication Buses, Data Processing and Analysis, High Performance Computing Systems and Algorithm Development. 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!



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


  • Tentative proposed thesis work period: 08th February 2021 to 02nd July 2021 (dates can be flexible with +/- 7 days)
  • Academic credits: equivalent to 30 ECTS
  • Number of students: 1-2 students per project (2 preferred)


The thesis work will be performed on-site in Volvo Cars Gothenburg.


How to Learn More and Apply

Interviews and selection will be ongoing during the application period, so do not hesitate to send in your application. Attach resume, cover letter (including which area you would like to work and why) and grades/transcripts. You can provide a reference if you would like.


Please note that due to GDPR applications by email will not be accepted.


If you have any additional questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact:

Manager, Siddhant Gupta (siddhant.gupta@volvocars.com).


We want your application at the latest 2021-01-24


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.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Job requisition ID:  48984

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