Automotive Technology Center
Automotive Technology Center

Four research groups contribute to the development of the automobile engineering field by using extensive automobile maintenance and measurement equipment.

Center philosophy

本センターは、従来の自動車技術に加えてカーボンニュートラルを実現する環境技術と、CASE(Connected,Autonomous/Automated,Shared,Electric)やMaaS(Mobility as a Service)など将来自動車に対する社会的ニーズに対応した幅広い技術課題に対して、4つのグループを組織して社会貢献と情報発信、および人材育成を目的に活動しています。

Head of Center
Akira Kato

Aiming for advanced creative research and human resource development that meets the social needs of new technological fields


  • In the automobile industry, which is said to be a "change period once in 100 years" as research activity support, we have tied up with automobile-related companies located in many locations in Tochigi prefecture, where the Utsunomiya Campus is located, and our faculty members with abundant experience and achievements have made excellent achievements. Promote the production of.
  • For the purpose of social contribution and information dissemination, we hold experiments / practices using the equipment of certified factories, technical consultation on automobile engineering, and lectures (symposiums) for companies and various organizations.
  • As human resource development, seminars on measurement and basic technology in equipment by engineers of automobile measurement equipment and equipment manufacturers for new graduate research students in the 4th year, faculty members of this university for Graduate School and young engineers of companies, and automobiles Held seminars on cutting-edge technologies from engineers of related companies

Steering committee

Steering committee

Head of Center
Professor Akira Kato

井上 秀明 教授
黒沢 良夫 教授
蓮田 裕一 教授
平本 隆 教授
牧田 匡史 准教授



The center is divided into four groups: infrastructure / environmental energy, safety / comfort, AI / autonomous driving, and smart mobility, and conducts research utilizing the facilities owned by the center.


Research on vibration and noise, research and analysis of traffic accident risk factors, and work on driving support and accident prevention medical techniques
In order to realize a safe and secure car society, we investigate and analyze various traffic accident risk factors from an engineering point of view, reduce occupant injuries in the event of a collision, optimize the vehicle body structure, and provide driving support and accident prevention technologies. I am working on research. In addition, as research related to comfort, we are working on the development of high-frequency in-vehicle noise prediction technology for automobiles, sound absorption and sound insulation analysis of soundproof materials, and research and development of new soundproof structures using CAE and experimental measurement.

Elderly-friendly autonomous driving Supporting the recognition, judgment, and control systems necessary for personal mobility and autonomous driving from the AI field
We are conducting research and development on self-driving personal mobility that is friendly to the elderly living in the community. While retaining the function of automatic driving for the last one mile, we aim to support walking exercise according to the walking ability of the elderly and their physical condition at that time. We also support systems that recognize, judge, and control pedestrians and oncoming vehicles required for autonomous driving from the fields of AI and image processing technology. We are also developing a robot that accurately sprays pesticides only on crops by applying these image processing technologies.

Think of a flight system with free ideas that are not bound by stereotypes
Vehicles that can use the sky personally, such as "flying cars" that connect the ground and the sky, have the power to change society in the future. Of course, safety is important, but it is necessary to think of a flight system with a free idea that is not bound by stereotypes. As one of them, I am thinking of an idea starting from a gyrocopter.


Alignment tester

It is a four-wheel alignment device that arranges and aligns the wheels and axles of an automobile at a fixed angle.


Chassis dynamometer

It is a device that measures the fuel consumption and horsepower of a car.


2 pillar lift

It is possible to perform work that requires the vehicle to be lifted up.


Engine dynamometer

It is a device that evaluates a single engine.


Headlight tester

It is a device that can adjust the optical axis of the headlight and evaluate it.


Engine bench

Mainly used for engine structure learning.

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Traffic access to the Automotive Technology Center

This center is based in Teikyo University Utsunomiya Campus.

Teikyo University Automotive Technology Center
1-1 Toyosatodai Toyosatodai, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi 320-8551

Utsunomiya Campus Transportation Access


Teikyo University Automotive Technology Center