Automated Vehicles — Current Status and Remaining Challenges
Huei Peng – Mechanical Engineering, Univ. of Michigan
Abstract: Automated vehicles are being actively developed and are beginning to appear on production vehicles at a fast pace. In the meantime, self-driving or autonomous vehicles are being introduced in pilot programs in many cities in the US.
In this talk, the current status of automated vehicles and their remaining challenges will be introduced. We will also introduce some of the research and development work at the University of Michigan.
Biography: Huei Peng received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is now a Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He currently serves as the Director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. His research interests include adaptive control and optimal control, with emphasis on their applications to vehicular and transportation systems. His current research focuses include design and control of electrified vehicles and connected/automated vehicles.
In the last 10 years, he was involved in the design of several military and civilian concept vehicles, including FTTS, FMTV, Eaton/Fedex, and Super-HUMMW–for both electric and hydraulic hybrid concepts. He served as the US Director of the DOE sponsored Clean Energy Research Center–Clean Vehicle Consortium, which supports more than 30 research projects related to the development of clean vehicles. He has more than 300 technical publications, including 150 in referred journals and transactions and four books. Huei Peng has been an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is both an SAE fellow and an ASME Fellow.