SD2224 Vehicle Systems for a Better Environment 8.0 credits

Fordonssystemteknik för en bättre miljö

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

Students graduating from the course should be able to:

  • describe how vehicles effect the environment on local, regional and global level,
  • describe vehicle components and their function
  • describe vehicle forces and its relation to weight, air resistance, rolling resistance, etc.
  • calculate start, acceleration and retardation of vehicles,
  • describe how tires are built, how forces occurs and what affects the rolling resistance,
  • have basic knowledge on vehicle curving performance and comfort,
  • describe vehicle development from a systems engineering perspective, from market, to requirements and product development.

Course main content

Vehicle use and design. Vehicle systems and sub systems, especially those of importance for energy conversion control, etc. Tires and rolling resistance, powertrain, brakes, transmission, suspension systems, combustion engines. Integration of systems and sub systems. New concepts and systems, e g hybrid and fuel cell cars. Product development process.


Prerequisites from fundamental courses in mathematics, mechanics, electronics that is equivalent to the first three years of Master of Engineering programs such as M, T, F, K and E.


Compendium Vehicle systems for a better environment and material handed out during the course.


  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Assignments, 4.0, grading scale: P, F

Requirements for final grade

Written examination (TEN1; 3 university credits) Approved exercises (ÖVN1; 3 university credits) Laboratory work (LAB1; 2 university credits)

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Annika Stensson Trigell <>

Supplementary information

Limited to maximum 50 students, from universities engaged in the Green Vehicle National University Program.

The course has been replaced by SD2221.

Add-on studies

EJ2410 Hybrid vehicle drives
SD2222 Vehicle components
SD2225 Vehicle dynamics
SD2228 Environmental friendly vehicles – project course


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.