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30 hp – Master thesis - GHG emission assessment of IT systems from autonomous vehicles in use phase

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About the job


Scania’s aim is to drive the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment. Scania is facing a transformation journey, where we are going from a product driven to a transport solution driven company. In this transformation journey, software and data will shape our future business model. Scania is dedicated to keeping its position as the leading transport solution provider while decarbonizing the transport sector. Scania's three pillars to maintain its position are: energy efficiency, renewable fuels and electrification, and smart and safe transport.


The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from IT systems supporting road transport is increasing significantly along with digitalisation. To ensure that the negative climate impact of our IT systems are minimized, we calculate GHG emissions from upstream activities, operations, down-stream activities and end-of-life. Knowledge on how these values relate to real world environmental capacity is key.


The outcome shall be a thesis describing the GHG emission of IT systems from autonomous vehicles in the use phase, which can be published by the University. The technical report that finalise the thesis has the aim to spread the result and knowledge around the organisation and serve as a fact base for software development activities as well as supporting marketing and commercial activities.


The assignment is to calculate GHG emissions of IT systems from the use phase of autonomous vehicles. The student will conduct an extensive investigation of the software supporting autonomous vehicles and of the energy used. Work will include identifying, classifying and quantifying of energy consumption, GHG emissions and assigning appropriate data sets. The model shall have a holistic view of the total GHG emissions generated by IT systems from the use phase of autonomous vehicles.

Education & knowledge & atributes:

  • M.Sc.Student in: Environmental Engineering, Sustainable Technology, Information Technology and Sustainability Sciences
  • Good knowledge of: Greenhouse gas emissions and/or IT systems
  • Attributes: Energy & Courage!
Number of students:2 Start of work: August - October 2021 Estimated duration: 20 weeks, full time 40 h/week Language of work: Fluency in English is required Location of work: 50/50% remote & on site (Södertälje, Sweden). We are open to finding a solution that works best for all parties.

Contact person and supervisor:

Elsa Westin -


Please enclose personal letter, CV and a list of grades from the university.

Om företaget

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance and rental services to enable our customers to focus on their core business. Scania is also a leading provider of industrial and marine engines. In 2019, we delivered 91,700 trucks, 7,800 buses as well as 10,200 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 152 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 51,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centers in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE.

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