Self-driving vehicles for a harsh Nordic climate

For Eren Erdal Aksoy, innovative solutions and systems are in focus, as well as how intelligent technology can be useful in society. Currently, he spends a lot of time researching on self-driving vehicles and how to improve road safety with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).


He is a Senior Lecturer in Information Technology at the University and works in areas such as computer engineering, robotics and artificial intelligence. He is also the Project Coordinator for the Horizon Europe research consortium ROADVIEW, which aims to solve challenging autonomous driving problems using AI.

“Being a researcher is always exciting because we are always investigating, investigating, and investigating. We try to learn new things”, says Eren Erdal Aksoy and continues “For me, the most enjoyable part is the scientific discussions that I have with my students. They come from a young generation and always ask questions that I haven’t thought about.”

A man stands in front of two roll-ups that says ROADVIEW on them.

Eren Erdal Aksoy is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Technology at Halmstad University.

Eren Erdal Aksoy does research in robotics for indoor and outdoor environments. His research covers everything from how to teach robots to imitate human actions for them to be helpful in everyday life to the development of autonomous vehicles. In the ROADVIEW project, they test and develop automated vehicles initially designed for warmer climates to work in a Swedish context of harsher weather conditions.

“Our idea is to bring those vehicles to Sweden so that they can work in heavy snow and heavy rain and so on”, says Eren Erdal Aksoy and continues “We have a team in Halmstad that develops AI-based algorithms to make the vehicles more intelligent. In the short and long term, when it comes to this ROADVIEW project, the whole society will benefit from that a lot because we’re expecting those vehicles on public roads very soon. I’m talking about five, ten years!”

Text: Thimmy Mård
Translation: Anna-Frida Agardson
Film: Ida Fridvall
Photos: Dan Bergmark