Volvo Group Arena



The Volvo Group Arena (VGA) at MITCMDU is designed as a dynamic hub, fostering collaboration among thesis and project students, researchers, and partner employees. Its primary goal is to facilitate seamless knowledge exchange, acting as a catalyst for vibrant interactions between individuals from diverse academic and industrial backgrounds. By serving as a dedicated space, it aims to encourage meaningful engagement and collaboration among students, researchers, and industry partners, nurturing an environment where innovative ideas thrive through shared expertise and perspectives.


2023-10-16 Sumaia Aldrea started an internship within the project for four months via Jobbsprånget.

2022-12-07 PhD student Moses Mariajoseph, in the context of the IMMERSAFE project, published another paper using the data collected from Volvo Simulators.

2022-03-01 Volvo Group Arena (VGA) is moved to MITC in Eskilstuna within an APP project.

2021-04-24 In the context of the TRUSTCM project, a paper was published using the data collected from Volvo Simulators.

2020-05-25 PhD student Moses Mariajoseph, in the context of the IMMERSAFE project, published a paper using the data collected from Volvo Simulators.

2020-04-26 Master students Robert Glaes and Munir Abdelwasie Mohamed have used the Volvo Simulators to test their path planning algorithm for an autonomous wheel loader.

2020-03-11 Master students, Joel Garbers and Ingo Andersson started to use the Volvo Simulators in the context of machines' teleoperation to answer the following questions, what is required for an operator to confidently remote control 3 different types of heavy machines from the same platform? and how do we validate the result?

2020-02-29 Nouri Baher started an internship within the project for four months via Jobbsprånget (extended for two months).

2020-02-18 New agreement regarding the work at Volvo Group Arena (VGA) at MDH.

2020-02-03 Volvo Simulators will be used to demonstrate the SUCCESS project (you can see all that’s been achieved by @AAIP_York during 2019 in their annual review).

2020-01-20 Master student Pavle Mrvaljevic will use AdaptiveFlow to check the safety and performance properties of collaborating autonomous heavy machines using Volvo Simulators at MDH.

2019-12-19 PhD student Moses Mariajoseph started, in the context of the IMMERSAFE project, to run experiments using Volvo Simulators to collect physiological signals in order to build an attention model of the driver in an augmented automotive environment.

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Using Afra in Different Domains by Tool Orchestration (Jul 2021)
Ehsan Khamespanah , Pavle Mrvaljevic , Anas Fattouh, Marjan Sirjani
Springer International Publishing (Cham)

A Real-Time Optimization Model for Production Planning in Quarry Sites (Apr 2021)
Anas Fattouh, Markus Bohlin, Daniel Sundmark
International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications (ICIEA 2021)

Enforcing Geofences for Managing Automated Transportation Risks in Production Sites (Sep 2020)
Muhammad Atif Javed, Faiz Ul Muram, Anas Fattouh, Sasikumar Punnekkat
Workshop on Dynamic Risk managEment for Autonomous Systems (DREAMS 2020)

A Physiology-based Driver Readiness Estimation Model for Tuning ISO 26262 Controllability (May 2020)
Moses Mariajoseph, Barbara Gallina, Marco Carli , Daniele Bibbo
3rd International Workshop on Safety, securiTy, and pRivacy In automotiVe systEms (STRIVE-2020)

MITC AB Industrial
Volvo Construction Equipment AB Industrial

Daniel Sundmark, Professor

Room: U1-063

Anas Fattouh, Associate Professor

Room: Campus Eskilstuna
Phone: +46 736 620 614