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Connected and Automated Vehicles

vehicular electronics overview
Vehicular electronics focuses on the challenges associated with electromagnetic compatibility, vehicle electronic systems integration, and electromagnetic modeling issues.

Automotive engineering students who select vehicular electronics for their technical track will participate in a number of academic and research activities related to vehicular electronics, including intentional and unintentional electromagnetic interference.


Dr. Venkat Krovi
Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) systems-of-systems, Distributed multi-scale human-autonomy synergy; Applications for on-road, off-road and manufacturing shop-floor applications; lifecycle treatment of human- and hardware-in-the-loop systems-of-systems

Dr. Beshah Ayalew
Vehicle dynamics modeling and control; Predictive and coordinated control of multi-lane traffic; Multi-target multi-sensor tracking; Collaborative situational awareness in connected traffic; Information fusion; use of these in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Dr. Yunyi Jia
Automated vehicles (perception, modeling, controls and learning); modeling, planning and controls of connected and mixed vehicles; human-vehicle interactions; human factors and user acceptance of automated vehicles; advanced sensing systems for automated vehicles and human-vehicle interactions

Dr. Jerome McClendon

Dr. Bing Li
Sensors; electromagnetic; signal/imaging processing; sensor fusion; high-performance computing; modeling and optimization; computer vision; perception; machine/deep learning; robotics; SLAM; robotic inspections; assistive technologies; autonomy

Dr. Pierluigi Pisu
Secure Control for Cyberphysical Systems, Functional Safety, Cooperation and Energy Management, Machine learning approaches and Resilient Control, VR simulation and validation

Dr. Matthias Schmid
Advanced estimation and control techniques, uncertainty propagation, sensor fusion, mathematical frameworks, stochastic differential equations, perception, prediction


vehicular electronics researchers at workVehicular electronics research focuses on vehicle electronic systems integration, vehicle communications, power distribution, electromagnetic compatibility, and electromagnetic modeling. The lab also works with companies to provide the tools and training necessary to ensure that their products will meet electromagnetic compatibility and reliability requirements.

Here is a sampling of current research projects being conducted in this area:
Efficient low-noise power inverters
Failure-Mode Models for MLCC and Tantalum Capacitors
Using unintentional emissions to anticipate MOSFET and IGBT failures
Safe and reliable automotive electronics
Component-level characterization for system-level EMC simulations
First-pass compliance with automotive EMC requirements
Maximum radiated emissions calculator
Improved circuit board filters employing SMT capacitors

Additional Resources
Clemson University Vehicular Electronics Laboratory website

This research is made possible thanks to the generosity of the companies and organizations listed below.
John Deere
NEC Corporation
National Science Foundation
Skypine Electronics