Seminar on "electric vehicles" at USTH, VAST

On March 29, 2023, for the first time, USTH and VAST organized a seminar with the theme "electric vehicles". The seminar has a wide scope, not only dealing with scientific issues but also issues of national policy, environment, industrialization and massification. The focus issues of the seminar were: Smart mobility and car sharing; Electric and hybrid vehicles; Connecting vehicles and artificial intelligence technology; Charging station infrastructure and integration with the grid; Electric vehicle policy; Environment and sustainable development, and Advanced technologies on electric vehicles.

The seminar was first organized to help scientists and schools; students and businesses exchanged more about technology trends in the field of electric vehicles; solutions for the sustainable development of this type of transport in Vietnam; demand, orientation to train high-quality human resources in the field of electric vehicles and smart mobility.

In recent years, electric vehicles, including public passenger vehicles, have experienced tremendous growth in numbers, showing a clear trend and the possibility of gradually replacing gasoline cars in the near future. The development of more environmentally friendly, safe and civilized electric vehicles is considered an inevitable trend of the world. In Vietnam, with the goal of reaching 50% of users using electric vehicles by 2030, in addition to efforts to perfect policies to promote and change user awareness, as well as improve and invest in infrastructure construction, the training of human resources in universities is now drawing more focus. 

USTH has been training in Automotive Engineering since 2021 with the goal of providing high-quality human resources, meeting the needs of the labor market of the automotive industry in the 4.0 era. Students have access to modern knowledge and technology in the field of automotive engineering, and at the same time are trained in an international environment with the language of learning in English. Students learn theory in close combination with practice on modern equipment and models at USTH's workshops and partner centers, research institutes and businesses.

The seminar is also an interdisciplinary forum for scientists and engineers to present research results, ideas and applications in the field of electric vehicle engineering in particular and the automotive field in general. Questions throughout the seminar were: How to convert existing energy to produce and store electrical energy, serve mobility needs, and recycle energy elements for best productivity. Naturally, it comes with an effort to reduce carbon emissions throughout the entire metabolic cycle. If it proves technically feasible, we still have a lot of innovative research areas to increasingly improve energy efficiency. 



Some pictures of delegates speaking, presenting reports and participating in discussions at the seminar 

At this seminar, attendees also experienced test driving electric cars of Vinfast Group at the campus of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology.

Activities on the sidelines of the seminar

Taking souvenir photos at the end of the seminar 

The seminar heard various reports presented by speakers and scientists with extensive experience in the field of electric vehicles 
1. BEV or FCEV? Analysis from the perspective of energy storage in vehicles - by Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga, PhD in Heat Engine at École Centrale de Lyon (France), former Director of the University of Da Nang, Deputy Minister of Education and Training. Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga has many research works on cars and motorcycles using environmentally friendly green fuels that have been applied in many localities in Vietnam and are highly appreciated.

2. Transition to electric vehicles: Global trends and prospects in Vietnam, led by Prof. Dr. Le Anh Tuan (Chairman of Hanoi University of Science and Technology), member of the International Association of Automotive Engineers, member of the Global Electric Vehicle Network (GEAN), member of the Advisory Council for Low Carbon Transport Development of Asia presented.

3- Applications of Phenikaa- self-propelled technology by Dr. Le Anh Son, Founder and CEO of Phenikaa-X.

4 – Vehicle connection platform, a concept that talks about cars being connected to the Internet to share data and communication between vehicles, safety warnings, remote control, support to control the vehicle to the side of the road in the event of an accident, collect data on the road such as traffic light signals, sign recognition - by Dr. Sébastien Cornou, Head of Connected Vehicle Systems Design – Renault Group, France, who has extensive experience in developing the overall design process for in-vehicle systems including ADAS advanced driver assistance systems, electrical, multimedia and vehicle connectivity systems of Renault Group.

In addition, the seminar also had the participation of many scientists such as: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Xuan Mai, Mr. Nguyen Van Huyen (representative of VINFAST), Dr. Nguyen Hoang Tung (University of Transport), Dr. Nguyen Van Fast (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) HCM – HUTECH), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vu Van Tan (University of Transport), Dr. Tran Anh Trung (Phenikaa University), Dr. Kang Do-hyun, Value Added Mechatronics, Dr. Le Van Nghia (Hanoi University of Science and Technology), Mr. Tran Tien Phong (Vietnam Technical Automation Solutions Joint Stock Company), Dr. Pham Van Bach Ngoc (Institute of Space Technology - Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology).

Translated by Phuong Ha
Link to Vietnamese version

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