Michigan Tech’s Advanced Power Systems (APS) lab was one of the cover stories in the January edition of dSPACE Magazine. The story “Efficient Platooning,” begins on page 22, and features quotes and a photo of Christopher Morgan (ME-EM). There is also a video link in connection with the story.
Cooperative and predictive control strategies boost energy efficiency in automated vehicles
“The purpose of the project is to use upcoming technologies, such as automated vehicles, V2I, V2X, and sensors, to improve energy consumption on modern vehicles,” says Chris Morgan, Operations Manager at Michigan Tech.
Michigan Technological University: Efficient Platooning
Students and Faculty at Michigan Technological University’s Advanced Power Systems Lab (APS Labs) are deeply involved in the NEXTCAR project, as they strive to boost vehicle energy efficiency through driverless technologies.
NEXTCAR stands for Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Autonomous On-Road Vehicles – an initiative that is funded through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) of the U.S. Department of Energy.
The video features interviews with:
- Jeffrey Naber, Director, APS, Michigan Tech
- Maribeth Yabes, Engineering Group Manager, General Motors
- Christopher Morgan, Operations Manager, APS, and Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Tech
- Chuck Drews, IT Systems – Pilot Systems
- Stuart Steel, Program Manager – Pilot Systems