The primary goal of the conference is to promote research and developmental activities in Mechanical Engineering and Vehicle Engineering. Another goal is to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students, and practitioners working around the world. Practical applications are strongly encouraged. The exchange of information and ideas at the conference is intended to guide new research directions. An important aspect of the conference is to provide a stimulating environment for students and early career researchers to become acquainted with the theoretical, experimental and simulation methods used to explore these areas.