We are Chassis Autonomy

The Team

Chassis Autonomy is led by a highly experienced team, with Peter, Thomas and Matthias having a combined 80 years of automotive senior leadership experience. Together with our highly talented team, comes a drive for innovation and success that forms the bedrock of the company.

We are committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion across our global operations and specifically the development of a culture that helps to close the gender gap in the wider engineering and technology sector.


Peter Johansson

Co-founder | CEO

A serial innovator and visionary with a career history that includes senior and director leadership roles within global automotive companies including SAAB, GM, NEVS and Haldex.

Peter now leads Chassis Autonomy as Chief Executive Officer, working closely with the senior leadership team in a push towards autonomous mobility.

Thomas Li

Co-founder | CTO

A former senior F1 Race Engineer, who is highly experienced in the leadership of engineering teams and the development of advanced automotive engineering systems.

Thomas leads Chassis Autonomy as Chief Technology Officer ensuring the correct focus between product development and wider business growth activities.

Dan Grabko (CFO)

Dan Grabko

Chief Financial Officer

Dan comes from a finance and accounting background, having worked as a financial statement auditor in the USA and accumulating 14 years of experience working with high-growth companies, both in Sweden and abroad, in various roles such as CFO and CEO.

At Chassis Autonomy, Dan applies this vast experience to oversee the financial, accounting and project management side of the business to ensure the company remains on track for success.

Matthias Weber

Matthias Weber

Head of Functional Safety and Cyber Security

A highly experienced leader in the application of functional safety and cyber security strategies to ensure the compliance and robustness of complex safety critical systems.

Matthias drives the implementation of strategies to ensure fail-operational and cyber security robustness in all of our products.

Pelle Nilsson

Head of mechanical design

Pelle leads the mechanical design of our actuation systems with his extensive experience in the design, development and manufacture of high precision and high- performance automotive systems and components.

Thomas Tahkanen

Thomas Tähkänen

Chief Engineer

An experienced R&D Project manager with many years of experience in the automotive industry, working on Powertrain and Chassis systems development for both conventional cars and BEV’s. Thomas has worked with several global OEM’s such as: SAAB/ GM Powertrain Europe, Alfa Romeo, NEVS and Volvo Group Trucks Technology.

Thomas leads projects and engineering activities within Chassis Autonomy.

Danilo Rojas

Engineer Steering Systems

Danilo is an experienced engineer with a background in mechanical design, vehicle dynamics simulation, chassis control systems and EPS steering system development.

He applies his expertise to advance the development of Chassis Autonomy’s fail-operational actuation systems.

Simon Worker

Principal Engineer – Test and Development

An engineer, specialising in testing, with critical experience developing by-wire systems for the autonomous vehicle industry.

Simon will deliver test results which support both our design release activity and technology advancement, ensuring product delivery is met within the required timelines.


Photograph of Thea Johansson

Thea Johansson

Engineering Intern

Works part-time as a member of our team while she completes her BSc Industrial Economics degree at Högskolan Väst.  

Thea supports several areas of the organisation, including product development, marketing, and finance. In addition, she will work with us on her bachelor’s thesis on finding the full potential of social media for brand building. 

Max Pearce- Marketing and Brand Lead

Max Pearce

Marketing and brand lead

A BSc Marketing student at the University of Southampton who now works part-time for the company after a successful 4-week internship.

Max leads the company’s marketing activities to increase awareness and understanding of our product within the industry and build relationships with potential customers.

We are eager to recruit further talent to work for us and drive the company forwards so please don’t hesitate to check out our careers page if interested.

Our mission and impact

UN Sustainability Goals 3, 9, 11 and 12

The mission: Enabling autonomous mobility through actuation

Chassis Autonomy exists to solve the near-term risk of a lack of fail-operational steering and braking systems for fully autonomous vehicles. Our products will directly support autonomous mobility developers and accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles on the world’s roads.

Positive impact

Unlocking the unrestricted operation of autonomous vehicles will improve lives across the Earth; directly aligning with four UN sustainable development goals and bringing wide, far-reaching benefits to all areas of society.

These benefits include:

• Accessible and low-cost transport

• A reduction in road traffic accidents

• Optimised transport with less congestion

• Significant progress towards net zero

Company timeline

  • April 2018

    The first generation steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire development projects were kicked-off and led by Peter and Thomas whilst working at NEVS, a Swedish automotive OEM

  • January 2020

    After an intensive development period, physical proof of concept was achieved on NEVS fully autonomous passenger shuttle vehicle

  • September 2020

    The autonomous actuation system projects for steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire were closed, following a business reorganisation

  • October 2021

    Chassis Autonomy is spun-off as a wholly independent company with the IP, freedom to operate and a vision to enable true autonomous mobility through the continued development of our steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire products

  • November 2021

    Chassis Autonomy joins the Innovatum Growth Accelerator Program

  • December 2021

    First investment into Chassis Autonomy is secured from Immetric Invest.

  • August 2022

    Manufacture of our second generation fail-operational steer-by-wire system, CS1 begins.

  • September 2022

    Assembly and development of CS1 begins, with a schedule of road ready functional prototypes in Q2 2023

Operations and partners

Where do we operate?

Chassis Autonomy is uniquely placed within Europe to leverage the advanced automotive and fast developing autonomous sectors in the UK and Sweden. Our two business units provide a wide reach for recruiting the best engineering talent from across the continent, whilst being situates close to leading markets and potential customers from the deployment of our products.

Chassis Autonomy SBA AB

Trollhättan, Sweden

– HQ
– Engineering design and development
– Manufacturing and prototype assembly and test
– HR and business administration
– Sales and Marketing

Chassis Autonomy Limited

London, united kingdom

– Engineering design and development

Who are our partners?

Chassis Autonomy have a variety of key partnerships to enable the company’s continued growth and success. These partnerships are detailed below:

Strategic partnerships:

SETsquared partnership

One of the UKs leading incubators


Leading autonomous vehicle operator


Sweden’s leading startup accelerator


Leading driving simulation providers

Strategic development partners:

Wargia AB

Automotive prototype manufacture

Roben Automotive

Functional safety and cyber security

Technology Test Center

Design validation and testing