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Keynote Lecture #3

11th Dec. 2022

Motion Control of EV and Paradigm Shift to Motor/Capacitor/Wireless

Yoichi Hori
Tokyo University of Science, Japan


The most distinct advantage of electric vehicle is electric motor's quick and precise torque generation. I named this technique 'Motion Control of EV' and have been demonstrating its basic effectiveness of various proposed methods like adhesion control by using some really made experimental EVs. On the other hand, 'Motor', 'Capacitor' and 'Wireless' will be the key technologies for cars in the future, instead of 'Engine', 'Battery' and 'Quick charge'. Future cars will be driven by electric motors, but we still have lots of problems in energy supply. Why are electric vehicles supposed to be charged with 'stopped', in a 'short time', and by 'big energy', even though the energy form of electricity is completely different from that of gasoline. Super-capacitors and wireless power transfer to EV's in motion will play an important role in the future EV world by drastically reducing too big usage of recent high-capacity batteries.

Brief Bio:

Yoichi Hori received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1978, 1980, and 1983, respectively. He became a Professor at the same department in 2000. In 2002, he moved to the Institute of Industrial Science, in 2008 to the Department of Advanced Energy, and in 2021 he retired and has been in Tokyo University of Science. His research fields are control theory and its industrial applications to motion control, mechatronics, robotics, electric vehicles, etc. He is IEEE Life Fellow. He was the President of IEEJ-IAS, the President of WEVA and the Vice-president of JSAE. He is now the President of Capacitors Forum, the Chairman of Motor Technology Symposium of JMA, the Representative Director of NeV. He is the winner of the Best Transactions Paper Award from the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics in 1993, 2001 and 2013, of the 2000 Best Transactions Paper Award from IEEJ, and 2011 Achievement Award of IEEJ.

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