Professor College of Industrial Technology, Dep. of Mechanical Engineering, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
Bengt Jacobson graduated with PhD (1993) in Machine Elements at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, studying the dynamics of gear shifting in powershifting transmissions. He continued research on longitudinal vehicle dynamics with dynamic modeling and control of powertrain systems, including hybrid vehicles. Based on this topic and teaching in vehicle dynamics, he was entitled as Associate Professor (1998). Dr. Jacobson was Technical Expert (2001-2010) at Volvo Car Corporation with focus on vehicle dynamics control and active safety, mainly focusing on brakes and steering. Dr. Jacobson is currently the Professor of Vehicle Dynamics at Chalmers. The focus of this research group is vehicle motion in ground plane, for both passenger cars and heavy trucks.