Smart Mobility Research Center
Pongsathorn Laboratory was firstly established in 2006 as one of the Strategic Division of Young Researchers, based on grants by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and has been continuing automotive engineering researches in TUAT until now by own research funding. Focusing on vehicle dynamics control for active safety and driving comfort, our research interests widely include the area of vehicle dynamics control and driver assistance technologies for personal mobility vehicles, electric vehicles, passenger cars and commercial vehicles. We aim to improve not only the vehicle driving performance itself, but also the overall driver-vehicle driving performance based on “Horse-Metaphor (JINBA-ITTAI)” concept by knowing the owner-driver characteristics and adapt the vehicle control parameters to those characteristics in order to enhance driving safety.
Our research group is mainly conducting the researches on active safety technologies to prevent car accidents. Using active steering and braking control systems, we make automobiles to be easily controlled by human drivers and accordingly the collision avoidance performance will be enhanced especially in critical situations. As autonomous driving technologies, we use the sensor fusion technology to recognize and understand the driving environment and then conduct the motion planning and control the vehicle motion to avoid the collision risk via driver-friendly human-machine interface (HMI). In our research group, we use the driving simulator and the test vehicles to verify the effectiveness of the active safety systems. Based on our research activities, we aim to develop the intelligent mobility with future active safety systems for zero-traffic-accidents.
|Affiliation||Faculty of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering
|Research Interests||Engineering Mechanics, Vehicle Dynamics, Control Engineering, Active Safety, Human-Machine Interface|
|Oct. 2004-May. 2005||Research Associate, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|Jun. 2005-Sep. 2006||Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|Oct. 2006-Mar. 2011||Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|Apr. 2011-Feb.2019||Associate Professor(Tenured), Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
|Mar 2019-||Full Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology|
“Lane Keeping Control by Using Active Vehicle Dynamics Control Technology”
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