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Technical Expert Driver State - Experiment Methods and Analysis i Göteborg

The best place to work in the Global Automotive Industry. Join us on this exciting journey into the future, we want to hear from you!

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It's not about technology. It's about life.

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people, and we innovate to provide safe, sustainable and convenient mobility. Want to join us?



What’s in it for you?
We are looking for a Technical Expert within Driver State – Experiment Methods and Analysis to join our Safety Centre at Volvo Cars Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

At Volvo Cars Safety Centre, 190 highly skilled professionals strive every day to make the world a safer place for car drivers and everyone else on the road. We are proud of our track record including numerous world's firsts, all based on real world research and knowledge: exemplified by the safety belt (1959), SIPS (1991), WHIPS (1998), City Safety (2008), Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto brake (2010), and Run off Road protection (2015). 

The future challenges and opportunities are exciting and through advanced technology and research we are developing safety with regards to injury prevention and collision avoidance, which in recent years has seen an extensive expansion into areas such as Autonomous Drive, User Experience, Perceived Safety and Driver Behavior. 

A key enabler to further Volvo’s position as Leading in Safety is to enhance our understanding of how risk inducing driver states can develop and be detected. This includes states where the driver’s performance ability is compromised due to e.g., drowsiness or intoxication, but also states where the driver fails to perform due to mismatches in expectancy between system and driver. 


As these risk inducing states represent potentially life-threatening scenarios, expertise in the area of Driver State Experiment Methods and Analysis is key if we are to theoretically and empirically characterize them in sufficient detail for countermeasures to be developed without straying outside the necessary experimental constraints that still keep test participants safe at all times.

What you’ll do 
As a Technical Expert in Driver State Experiment Methods and Analysis, your responsibility will be to enhance our understanding of how risk inducing driver states can develop and be detected in the vehicle while driving. This includes states where the driver’s ability to perform is compromised due to e.g., distraction, drowsiness or intoxication, but also states where the driver fails to perform due to expectancy mismatches between system and driver. 

You are expected to provide both thought and practical leadership on design, execution and analysis of all Driver State experiments that VCC needs to perform to secure Volvo Cars Vision of Zero Collisions and a leading position in Safety from a Driver State perspective. 

You will also develop and maintain a strategic knowledge creation plan on how to further develop the Driver State Experiment Methods and Analysis area, based on state-of-the-art knowledge and benchmarks, as well as through cooperation with external competence centra within academia or institutes.

You and your skills
First and foremost, you share our genuine interest in traffic safety! We also believe you have a master’s degree or PhD in a relevant area, as well as knowledge and experience of development (research and corresponding methods, tools and processes) within Driver State Experiment Methods and Analysis, as relevant for further development in VCC’s risk and crash management systems where the driver forms part of the control loop. 

You are research focused and motivated but can still keep a customer focus, in the sense that research at Volvo Cars in the end is intended to create safer and better products and therefore has to support product development in the way it is performed. 

The role is broad in the sense that it requires a lot of teamwork to succeed. You therefore need to have a collaborative mindset and believe that teamwork is a stronger driver of results than solo acts. Also, you need to have the pedagogical skill and engagement required to present and explain insights to an audience who might not know your area very well and doing this in such a way that they easily can apply your learnings in their own areas of expertise of product development. You will also be expected to contribute to external exposure of Volvo’s safety leadership (e.g., through expert groups, scientific articles, and public outreach).


How to learn more and apply
For questions about the position, please contact Hiring Manager Mattias Robertson at +46733334544 or For questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Recruiter Maria Kihlgren at We want your application at the latest April 26, 2022. Please note that due to GDPR, applications via email will not be accepted. 





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.

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