The Department of Automotive Science pursues knowledge in the following five fields, and promotes reorganization and integration of knowledge through the major and minor system, project-oriented exercises, internships, and international communication exercises to be conducted throughout the department to create new knowledge and to develop human resources.
We will study the feasibility of various advanced materials which have been proposed for the production of next generation automobiles (Ceramics, Polymer, Semiconductors, and Metal etc.) such as applied for fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries.more
We will analyze and develop the dynamic characteristics of next generation engines, and investigate structures of highly reliable car bodies that provide superior aerodynamics.more
We will research and develop in-vehicle information systems, control systems including ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems), power systems, embedded hardware and software for the systems.more
We seek to develop comfortable, safe next-generation car designs, explore traffic psychology, and enhance road safety. We also seek an engineering solution for traffic flow issues.more
We will analyze macro-issues that include industrial policies and regulations, transportation, and ecological economies, as well as technological management issues that include strategic management, innovation and production management.more