APRIL 2017

Kasich announcement at CAR

Auto industry executives attend semi-annual External Advisory Board Meeting

On Friday, March 31, 2017, numerous industry and government executives and campus partners attended The Ohio State Center for Automotive Research's (CAR) semiannual External Advisory Board meeting.

The meeting opened with a presentation on the past, present and future of CAR by Giorgio Rizzoni, director, Center for Automotive Research. Rizzoni shared CAR’s vision in 2012, reported on the Centers current state and the plan for the next 5 years.

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Kasich announcement at CAR

State funding to fuel expansion of autonomous vehicle R&D

The path toward a safe and smart autonomous car hit the fast lane Thursday with a $45 million commitment to expand The Ohio State University-affiliated Transportation Research Center. The funds will support research and innovation for autonomous – or driverless – vehicles.

President Michael V. Drake announced the funding with Gov. John Kasich at an event at Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research. Ohio State will contribute $25 million to TRC, with an additional $20 million coming from the state.

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Polina Brodsky

Student Spotlight on Polina Brodsky

For Polina Brodsky, the last two summers of her high school career, those she spent as an intern with Ohio State’s Buckeye Current electric motorcycle, profoundly impacted her life’s work. Read more>>

Jung-Hyun Kim

PI Spotlight on Jung-Hyun Kim, PhD

Jung-Hyun Kim, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Kim incorporates his expertise in materials/chemistry-related energy storage and conversion devices (e.g., batteries and fuel-cells) to the electric vehicle (EV) programs at CAR. Read more>>


Membership Projects

In each upcoming newsletter we will be highlighting two of the 2017-2018 Consortium Projects.

Driver-in-the-Loop Simulator for Vehicle Dynamics Research
PI: Jeff Chrstos, PhD

Lightweight, Shock Protection Interface Components Leveraging Critical Point Constraints in Engineered Material Systems
PI: Ryan Harne, PhD

Engineering High-Voltage Cathode – Solid Electrolyte Interfaces
PI: Jung-Hyun Kim, PhD

Beyond PKI: Enhanced Cybersecurity via MIMO
PI: Emre Koksai, PhD

Automation and Information Sharing for Vehicular Collaboration: Going Beyond Longitudal Automation for Convoys
PI: Arda Kurt, PhD

Use of OSU CAR Connected and Automated Driving Vehicle HiL Simulator for Developing Basic Highway Chauffeur and Smart City Autonomous Shuttle Algorithms
PI: Levent Guvenc, PhD

Quantification of Tailpipe Emissions from Vehicles with Engine Stop Start Systems During Engine Restart Events
PI: Andy May, PhD

Distance Based Optimization Algorithm for Implementation in Mild Hybrid Vehicle
PI: Giorgio Rizzoni, PhD

Model-based approach to Automatic Transmission Estimation and Control and Integrated Powertrain Control
PI: Cheena Srinivasan, PhD

Trying Everything Together: Using Data Analytics to Connect Mobility Applications and Smart City Infrastructure
PI’s: B.J. Yurkovich, PhD and Raghu Machiraju, PhD

Cooperative Collision Free Path Planning and Collision Avoidance for Autonomous Driving
PI: Bilin Aksun-Guvenc, PhD

Systems Based Modeling of US 33 SMART Corridor Infrastructure
PI: Shawn Midlam-Mohler, PhD

Mitigating Battery Aging in Ride Sharing and Connected Electric Vehicle Applications
PI: B.J. Yurkovich, PhD


Membership has its Benefits!

CAR Consortium members receive complimentary access to various short courses offered through CAR’s distance and continuing education program. For details, contact distance education coordinator, Marianne Weber at


CAR seminar: Massimo Capobianco
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CAR seminar: Ke Pan and Athar Hanif
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EAB: Fall 2017