Actuators for Land Transport

A section of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

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Actuators are an indispensable piece of equipment for land transport systems which are defined as an execution unit (EU) with operating and motion natures. The main characteristic of land transport systems is the integration and complementarities of several aspects from many disciplines, including, but not limited to, actuators, sensor, assembled systems, drive/control electronics, signal processing, and the performance measurement. The actuation components such as drive systems, mechanical/electromechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and piezoelectric types, gears, and leadscrews are the primary target in this section: land transport systems.

In addition, this section will address common aspects of different actuator solutions with specific new energy and land transport vehicle aspects, as well as the existing research and technologies to support and deal with the difficulty of industrial applications. Accordingly, this section provides a platform for the publication of ideas and the derivation and testing of techniques that combine theory, science, engineering, and mathematics, leading to future innovations and novel technologies. We aim to bridge the gap between theory and practice and intend to stimulate interaction between faculty, researchers, engineers, and practitioners from academia and industry focusing on theoretical and applied research in actuator-based land transport systems.


The aim of this section is to show state-of-the-art work in land transport systems, with the industrial application of advanced actuators, modelling, system designing, fault diagnosis, optimization, and drive/control strategies.


Topics addressed in this section include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Design Solutions and Developments of Actuators for Land Transport.
  • Actuator-based Land Transport Systems.
  • Dynamical Modeling Control, and Optimization of Land Transport Systems (Vehicles, Trains, etc.).
  • Vehicle Driving Systems.
  • New Energy Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles.
  • Cooperative Vehicle Systems.
  • Active and Passive Vehicle Safety Systems.
  • Collision Avoidance.
  • Intelligent Control and Fault Diagnosis Strategies for Land Transport Systems.

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