Bo Egardt was awarded the grant, worth SEK 250,000, for his research on integrated powertrain control, and for his dedicated work in the field of automotive technology as a professor and former deputy vice-chancellor.
Bo Egardt has managed various automotive projects since 1997 as a researcher and research director. He was one of the driving forces behind the Integrated Powertrain Control project, the largest subproject in the automotive technology research programme Fordonsteknisk forskning conducted by Chalmers and Volvo from 1997-2003. This collaboration contributed to the development of Volvo’s I-shift transmission.
AB Volvo will present the grant at an award ceremony on 8 March. Håkan Frisinger was Volvo’s CEO from 1983 to 1987 and Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 1999.