Special Issue "Advanced Actuation and Control Technologies for Vehicle Driving Systems"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825). This special issue belongs to the section "Actuators for Land Transport".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 May 2023 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editors

Cluster of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University, Gunma, Japan
Interests: Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS); model predictive control (mpc)
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Dr. Masakazu Mukai
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kogakuin University, Tokyo 163-8677, Japan
Interests: model predictive control; control systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Actuators are essential in any vehicle system to ultimately execute control decisions at the wheel, relaying information to the transmission and powertrain. In the case of hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles, the role of actuators is vital in energy conversion by switching between the power sources. This requires highly efficient actuation technologies. Most importantly, the rapid development of communication technology and the need to cater to the aging population in developed countries have potentially made autonomous vehicles a necessity and a vital business paradigm. Autonomous vehicles are expected to constitute around 50% of vehicle sales, 30% of vehicles, and 40% of all vehicle travel by 2040. Advanced vehicles, including autonomous vehicles, are the most challenging area of innovation in the automotive industries, where such actuation and control technologies are vital for developing complex vehicle subsystems to achieve better-operating characteristics.

This Special Issue addresses the need to develop relevant advanced technologies, considering emerging control applications in any advanced vehicle systems and specifically covering the following topics:

  • Modelling, prediction, and control of the driving behavior of autonomous vehicles;
  • Vehicle dynamics and control technologies;
  • Predictive- and learning-based control to improve autonomous vehicles safety and performance;
  • Estimation and sensing for autonomous vehicles;
  • Novel design of autonomous vehicles powertrain and chassis subsystems;
  • User-automated vehicle interaction, focusing on autonomous vehicle comfort and acceptance;
  • Vibration suppression of in-wheel motor-active suspensions against negative electromechanical coupling influences.

We look forward to your valuable contributions.

Dr. Md Abdus Samad Kamal
Dr. Masakazu Mukai
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • actuation technology for vehicles
  • vehicle dynamics and control
  • intelligent vehicle
  • advanced powertrain control technology
  • advanced motion control applications

Published Papers

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