17-19 February 2015
Rydges Lakeland Resort
Queenstown
New Zealand


Special Session on Electric Vehicles: Advances in Drives and Steering Mechanism

Tom Qi
Engineering Research & Post-graduate Leader
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
Objectives:

Electric vehicles with in-wheel motors have recently become a hot research topic. Researchers developed a 4-wheel independent steering based on the in-wheel-motor electric vehicles. There are four independent units in this electric car. Each independent unit has an in-wheel motor with its own steering control system. A central control unit is used to coordinate the 4 wheels and translate the driver’s idea onto the wheels. As the key novelty of this research is the method of translating the driver’s idea directly onto the wheels, the topics explored in this special session include, but are not limited to:

Topics
  • Robust design of the control system based on the current method of translating the driver’s idea onto the wheels and coordinating the wheels.
  • Design of automotive control for parallel parking and U-turn using new sensors based on the current method of translating the driver’s idea onto the wheels and coordinating the wheels.
  • Product design/industrial design based on the novel concept of Electric Vehicle with 4 In-wheel-motor Drive and All-wheel Independent Steering.
  • Safety issues and their solutions to the electric vehicles.

Chair
Tom Qi
Engineering Research & Post-graduate Leader,
School of Architecture, Building and Engineering,
Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand

Organised and Sponsored by

Technical Co-Sponsors

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University

Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation

Technical Committee on Robotics and Automation

IEEE NZ Central Section

IEEE NZ Central Section

New Zealand Robotics,
Automation and
Sensing (NZRAS)
(http://nzras.org.nz/)