IEEE VTS Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Summer School

The objective of this annual two-day summer school is to provide fundamental concepts that enable connected and autonomous vehicle technologies. Presentations will be made by world-renowned experts in both the connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles domains.


International Summer School on Energetic Efficiency of Connected Vehicles

This Summer School is dedicated to Master and PhD students, engineers and scientists, from both academia and industry, with the aim of promoting and making known the works related to the energetic efficiency of connected and autonomous vehicles. The main objective is to link two strong topics of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society: Connected Vehicles and Power & Propulsion (electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles especially). To achieve this goal, the summer school will bring together peoples from both scientific communities. The Connected Vehicles and Power & Propulsion fundamentals will be given to the attendees by IEEE VTS distinguished lecturers. Moreover, simulation and practical work will be performed. After that, team works will be dedicated to developing new concepts. No doubt, the created synergy will lead to vibrant and exciting ideas for this new hot topic of electric engineering!




The IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières, Argonne National Laboratory, FCLAB Research federation, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Lille and MEGEVH (French scientific network on HEVs) are proud to launch the 2nd IEEE VTS Motor Vehicles Challenge 2018.

The objective of this challenge is to minimize the operating cost of a hybrid vehicle. In this way, the fuel consumption and the battery recharge cost will be taken into account to realize an efficient energy management.

The challenge focuses on the energy management of a Range Extender Electric Vehicle (RE-EV). Both Academic and Professional teams are welcomed to participate in this challenge.

The aim of this challenge is to develop a robust Energy Management Strategy to minimize the fuel (gasoline) consumption and to optimize the battery usage according to several rules. In this way, a simulation program based on Autonomie, a vehicle system simulation software developed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Argonne National Laboratory will be provided to the participants.

The top scoring participants will be distinguished and invited to present their results in a special session at the 2018 IEEE Vehicle Power and Propulsion Conference (VPPC).

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