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Master Thesis 2018: Machine Learning Friction Drop Detection

  • Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017

NIRA Dynamics AB develop innovative software-based functions to the global vehicle industry. The current flagship is the Tire Pressure Indicator (TPI), which is the market-leading indirect tire pressure monitoring system currently activated in more than 35 million vehicles worldwide. TPI uses signals already available in the vehicle, and detects if one or more tires are under-deflated. The computations are based on vehicle models and numerous advanced signal processing and sensor fusion algorithms. Other products are now also emerging, like the NIRA Tire Grip Indicator (TGI) mainly driven by vehicle connectivity and autonomous driving.

Are you into signal analysis and machine learning…

… then we have a challenging problem for you to investigate! For the autonomous cars of the near future, it will be critical to know how quickly the vehicle can maneuver or stop in case of an emergency. Using neural networks or other machine learning methods of your preference, you should develop, implement, train and evaluate an algorithm for detecting sudden drops of friction potential between the vehicle and the road. Available to you will be raw vehicle signals such as wheel velocities and accelerometers, as well as refined intermediary models of vehicle dynamics.

Skills & Requirements

  • The project assumes good knowledge in signal processing and machine learning.
  • Appropriate educational background is studying at a Master's program with specialization D, E, F, Y, Z, or equivalent with a strong focus on signal processing, sensor fusion and/or machine learning.
  • We expect you to have a strong academic record and that you are driven and can take initiative and work independently.

Looking forward to your application! Dont forget to include personal letter, CV and course listing with grades. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Earliest expected start-date is January, 2018.

Great Place to Work

  • 70 Engineers & 30 test drivers

  • Software Integrated in 35m vehicles

  • Linköping, Munich, Shanghai, Detroit and Sao Paolo

About the company

NIRA Dynamics shall provide innovative and value adding software products to the global vehicle industry by being at the forefront of sensor fusion. For today's and tomorrow's vehicles.

We work with major and minor players in the automotive industry and all of them are different. We like different. It provides a never ending flow of technical, cultural and geographical challenges and requires an open and curious mind and a positive attitude towards colleagues, customers and partners.

From the Head Office in Linkoping NIRA Dynamic thesis work with the purpose to find talents for different parts of our expanding organization both in Sweden and around the world. All of them designed to give you an understanding for our core business and to start building a network within our organization. We can offer a wide range of work that cover various aspects related to our products.


2001NIRA Dynamics is founded.

2003First pre-development projects for Tire Pressure Indicator.

2004Audi Electronic Ventures acquires NIRA.

2006First series project for TPI: Audi TT.

2014Office opened in Shanghai and Munich.

201410 Million licenses sold worldwide, TPI in 50 vehicle models of brands like VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda, Renault, Volvo, Fiat and many more.

2015Office opened in Detroit and Sao Paulo.

2015Appointed one of the most successful companies in Sweden: Superföretagen by Veckans Affärer.

2016First series production nomination for Loose Wheel Indicator, several pre-development projects Tire Grip Indicator.

Henrik Valeskog | Hiring Manager

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