FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
FAST-zero 2019   - September 9-11, 2019 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and  Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

Plenary Talks

Plenary Talks

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Huei Peng
Director of Mcity
Roger L. McCarthy Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Connected and Automated Vehicles: History, Development, M-City, and the Future

Despite of continued progress in technologies, driver education and enforcement, the number of fatalities and injuries caused by ground vehicles remain high. In the US, about 37,000 people were killed in 2016 and worldwide the number is more than 1.2 million.

Technologies supporting the development of "automated vehicles" and "connected vehicles" have the potential to improve motor vehicle safety, and dramatically impact congestion, energy consumption, and mobility. In this talk, the key recent developments will be summarized, including activities at Mcity.

BIO: 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. 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-HUMMWV-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 in the US and in China.

He currently serves as the Director of Mcity, which studies connected and autonomous vehicle technologies and promotes their deployment. He has served as the PI or co-PI of more than 50 research projects, with a total funding of more than 50 million dollars. He has more than 250 technical publications, including 110 in referred journals and transactions and four books. His h-index is 71 according to the Google scholar analysis. The total number of citations to his work is more than 19,000. He believes in setting high expectation and helping students to exceed it by selecting innovative research topics with real impact. One of his proudest achievements is that more than half of his Ph.D. students have each published at least one paper cited more than 100 times.

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. He is a ChangJiang Scholar at the Tsinghua University of China.

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Advanced R&D and Engineering Company
Toyota Motor Corporation

Japanese National Project SIP, Automated driving system for universal service

SIP-adus, or Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program Automated driving systems is a cross-ministerial research program on automated driving systems led by the Japanese government. The 1st phase of SIP-adus has completed successfully.The project focused on cooperative research themes such as Dynamic Map, HMI.

The 2nd phase of SIP started in 2018 and will be a 5-year project. Field of test (FOT), technology development, public acceptance and international cooperation are four pillars. The purpose of FOT in Tokyo bay area, which recruit participants widely, is to promote R&D, standardization and public acceptance of ADS with international cooperation. An overview of 1st phase and 2nd phase of SIP-adus will be explained.

BIO: Seigo Kuzumaki received his Ph. M. in Aeronautical Engineering from University of Kyoto in 1985. He is now a Fellow at Advanced R&D and Engineering Company of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION. He also works as a Chief Professional Engineer of vehicle safety. He received a "Special award of appreciation" from U.S. Government in ESV 2007.

In 2016, he was appointed as a Program Director for SIP-adus, or Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program ‘Automated driving systems’ at Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. The 1st phase of SIP-adus finished in 2018, and has been followed by the 2nd phase of SIP-adus, which is a 5-year project from 2018 until 2022. He also works as a Program Director for the 2nd phase of SIP-adus.

SIP-adus promote an R&D in cooperative area of automated driving, standardization and public acceptance for realizing automated driving society early.

CONTACT: Dr. Tomonari Furukawa, Mechanical Engineering -

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