Join dr. Gorazd Gotovac, the 2018 Rising star in Automotive award winner, as he presents the implications of advanced in-wheel powertrain functionalities for autonomous and connected mobility at EVS31 in Japan.

After the grandiose success of the EVS30 in Stuttgart, this year’s leading event for electric mobility will be hosted by the city of Kobe, Japan between Sept. 30th and Oct. 3rd, 2018. The Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS) is the longest running electric vehicle event in the world, and has been running since 1969. It has evolved into one of the largest electric mobility events in the world and has made a name for itself as a platform for electric vehicle experts from around the world.

During each edition of EVS, which has takes place alternately in Asia, North America and Europe at a rate of 12 to 18 months, electric mobility experts and innovators reveal the latest and greatest technological developments in electromobility and discuss future trends for e-mobility and automotive technology.

At EVS31 in Japan, Dr. Gorazd Gotovac, Elaphe CTO, and the 2018 recipient of the Rising Star in Autonomotive award for electrification, will be discussing new possibilities for autonomous and connected mobility on Day 1, in the technical session B1.

He will present how new functionalities of in-wheel electric powertrains can improve the performance, safety, and usability of connected and autonomous vehicles, such as how to use the in-wheel-enabled increased vehicle controllability to mitigate vehicle instability and prevent possible collisions in critical situations (i.e. a pedestrian avoidance maneuver), where a rapid and extremely dynamic response of the vehicle is required. For other, less critical but dynamic situations, Dr. Gotovac will explain how the increased stability of the vehicle with torque vectoring results in a much more pleasant ride for the passengers, while also increasing available reaction times of the driving control (autonomous) systems where applicable. You will also learn how in-wheel technology increases powertrain intelligence and can provide (and act upon) unique information that can be generated by observing the powertrain’s direct contact with the road.

Dr. Gotovac will also chair the session: A1 – Vehicle Motion Control & Dynamic Charging, where topics such as control implications of multiple independently driven wheels and perception for vehicle motion planning will be addressed, along with developments in dynamic charging while the vehicle is in motion.