Spark: Electric Racing had the pleasure of representing the University of Michigan (U-M) at the North American International Auto Show last week.
Power-split hybrid powertrains, in which planetary gears connect the engine and motors, have been gaining in popularity in hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) in recent years, and for good reason. Power-split designs enable multi-mode operations, and their high efficiency and compact size also contribute to the appeal.
The University of Michigan’s (U-M) Automotive Research Center (ARC) kicked-off its 23rd Annual Program May 9th on U-M’s North Campus and they had a special guest top the agenda.
Modeling, Optimization and Control to Improve Health and Safety
Autonomous vehicles may be the way of the future and what better approach to get high school students interested in pursuing careers in engineering than creating a two-part workshop focused on learning more about them.
Volker Sick, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed to the newly created FISITA Academic Advisory Board.
Huei Peng has been named director of U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, an interdisciplinary research unit of the U-M Office of Research, and Carrie Morton has been appointed deputy director of the MTC.