Automotive Consortium

ABOUT THE PROJECT

This group focuses on the development of modern transportation systems, particularly the ones associated with the automotive industry. The main research topics of our group are: virtual prototyping, the use of new light materials and multimaterial components in the structure, the reduction of the body and drivetrain of the vehicle; the development of powertrains equipped with electric motors; the integration of structures and modular systems for vehicle design; vehicle connectivity to networks; the development of dynamic characterization and automotive control systems; the overall behavior analysis of vehicles for comfort; and the increase in maneuverability and stability using stabilizing devices. Several companies are participating as co-sponsors and users of our research and results.

 

Research lines

• Virtual prototypes
• Automotive system dynamics, characterization and control
• Automotive engineering design
• Conventional/electric propulsion system design
• Development of vehicle connectivity systems
• Light modular structure design
• Design, production and testing of multi-material/light material components

Leader

Horacio Ahuett Garza

 

Core researchers

Ricardo Ambrocio Ramírez Mendoza

 

Distinguished researcher

Thomas Kurfess - Georgia Tech

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

Postdoctoral researchers

David Isaac Ibarra Zarate
Luz María Alonso Valerdi
Pedro Daniel Urbina Coronado

Doctoral students

Carlos Vivas López
Diana Hernández Alcantara
Luis Fernando Rodríguez Sánchez

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
Coronado, Pedro Daniel Urbina, and Horacio Ahuett–Garza. “Analysis of energy efficiency and driving range of electric vehicles equipped with a bimotor architecture propulsion system.” International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 6.2 (2014): 152-177.
Urbina Coronado, P. D., Ahuett-Garza, H., Sundaresan, V. B., & Morales-Menendez, R. (2014) Development of an Android OS Based Controller of a Double Motor Propulsion System for Connected Electric Vehicles and Communication Delays Analysis. Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Jorge de J. Lozoya-Santos, Rubén Morales- Menéndez, Ricardo A. Ramírez-Mendoza, Horacio Ahuett-Garza Efficient Modeling of MR Dampers IEEE Latin America Transactions 06/2014; 12(4):550-556
M Lopez, H Moncada, V Perez, B Lapizco, S Martinez “An Electric Stimulation System for Electrokinetic Particle Manipulation in Microfluidic Devices” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 84, 035103, 2013