Innovators Only Exhibition
You won't want to miss the Innovators Only Exhibition this yearwhere you can discover new companies and innovative technologies from OEM, top-tier suppliers, and other industry-related companies worldwide. This exhibition showcases only those companies that accepted and met the Innovators Only Challengeso as an attendee, you benefit from an exhibit format that is that is focused on technology and innovation!
Visit the Show Floor at Congress to:
- Speak with engineers
- Hear about the latest technologies
- Exchange ideas and solutions with like-minded colleagues
Since 1998, A2Mac1 has provided benchmarking services to the automotive industry. With a staff of 100+ based in France, USA, Germany, China, Korea, and Japan, we support nearly every automotive OEM and 70 top Suppliers in their benchmarking efforts. We have established an elite position in the industry through our expert benchmark analysis, as well as our industry-deployed benchmarking software solutions.
Tamagawa's MEMS-GYRO (Angular Rate Sensor) using LiNbO3 (Lithium Niobate) with an Si Capacitive Accelerometer. The LiNbO3 based Piezo-electricity sensor delivers both a high response speed and a large force with a small circuit size as compared to Capacitive, Electro-magnetic or thermal MEMS sensors. The key properties of the LN Crystal enhance the following characteristics in this MEMS, Angular Rate Sensor. Tamagawa has developed the process technologies to perform super fine machining of this crystal as well as 3D patterning technology (Projection photolithography). The properties of the LN crystal coupled with the process development yields these benefits for the customer, miniaturization and high precision, high sensitivity, high signal/noise ratio (Original Electrode Layout US Patented), graphic evidence comparing the high SN Ratio using this crystal versus the existing technologies currently being used.
ADM has developed a wire-less heat-treated wiper using the same technology of "flat" blade designs, . Powered by micro-solar panels, the wiper consumes the sun's UV rays and translates that energy into heating the windshiled. Innovation after innovation, the TFT blade looks to further revoluntionize the market and industry. Modern windshield wiping technology is making driving safer than ever. One of the most significant developments in wiper technology has been the "flat" blade- it gieves exceptional visibility. The absense of hinges and joints prevent the buildup of snow and ice which thus contribute to longer product life span. More importantly, the precise tension of "flat" blades gives an accurate fit over the curvature of the windshield- ensuring quiet, soft and excellent wiping capabilities.
Advantest will be displaying the Tamagawa's MEMS-GYRO (Angular Rate Sensor) using LiNbO3 (Lithium Niobate) with an Si Capacitive Accelerometer. The Tamagawa MEMS-Gyro with their signature LiNbO3 crystal is now combined through Bulk Micromachining to yield a 3 DOF Multi Chip Module which includes a Si Capacitive Accelerometer. Features of these combined technologies includes: compact SIP multi chip module, high temperature stability, suitable for mounting in engine compartment especially because of mechanical durability (low response to vibration), highly reliable digital interface SPI (Serial Peripheral Interface) that includes CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check), RoHS compliant in a DFL (Dual Flat Lead) package, ultra small (8.7mm x 16.6mm x 4.5mm) with surface mountable package and it is lead free.
Albonair will be displaying an optimized air assisted urea dosing for passenger cars. Regulations for diesel exhaust emissions are becoming stricter, not only for commercial vehicles but in the passenger car market too. Automotive manufacturers have to face up the challenge to meet the emission legislation. Amongst others, the nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas have to be reduced. This can be done by SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction), a worldwide applied technology. As SCR catalysts need the additional reducing agent DEF, an aqueous urea solution, all SCR systems require a urea dosing system as their central element. The Albonair SCR system for passenger cars combines robustness and simplicity with a cost effective design at very low space requirements. The system approach allows customers to take a choice between the integration of single parts into their exhaust systems or the outsourcing to Albonair as a supplier of the complete system including control unit, urea tank, dosing unit with nozzle and the muffler system.
aicep The Portugese Trade & Development Office
aicep Portugal Global is a government business entity, created in 2007, focused in encouraging the best foreign companies to invest in Portugal and contribute to the success of Portuguese companies abroad in their internationalization processes or export activities.Resulting from the merger between API and Icep, former investment and economic promotion agencies, aicep Portugal Global ultimate goal is to promote a competitive business environment that stimulates the international expansion of our economy.
AluMag Automotive LLC
AluMag is a global market developing company that will help companies penetrate new markets and find new business. We access new markets and open doors for new buisness - regardless of application, material, process or product. AluMag operates three business units: Market Research, Market Development, and event Roadshows.
Visit the Honda booth and you'll see a unique vision of the future of electric mobility. Honda views environmental preservation as a core management responsibility, and an example of the company's total energy management concept will be on display. This concept envisions a future where home and transportation energy needs are woven together with environmental sustainability and efficiency as top priorities. Honda's fuel-cell electric car, plug-in hybrid test car and electric motor scooter will be prominent in the display.
For Applus IDIADA, the SAE 2011 World Congress is the perfect event not only to announce our recently opened office in the USA, but also to present our core competences in vehicle design, engineering, development and validation. We would also like to disseminate the results of our latest innovation projects. Technologies is homologation, electric vehicles, integrated safety, and intelligent transport systems will be featured.
Current induction motors are constructed with aluminum rotors and copper wire windings and are limited in performance parameters such as maximum rotational speed and torque. The unduction motor performance can be optimized by designing and casting a copper rotor, with higher rotational speed and less weight than a corresponding wire wound rotor. Motors of this type have been successfully tested in the US Army HEMTT and the Oshkosh Baja Buggy. Stop by our booth to learn more about our enhanced high speed copper rotor inductions motors for automotive and truck applications.
Aurora CAD Training and Development Corp
Aurora CAD Training and Development develops training material for both NX and CATIA. We have over 43 published titles along with thousands of slides of online material and a LMS. Our completion certificate has the ACADTD/SAE International logo on it. We make complex software easy for you to understand.
As the leader in powertrain technology for sustainable mobility, we will be featuring the AVL Open Development Automotive Test Platform incorporating the processes and technologies that are used to develop and integrate advanced powertrain systems for electric and hybrid vehicles. From an engineering perspective, we plan to demonstrate the process of powertrain design, configuration, performance prediction, integration, calibration and performance validation; going from the virtual world of simulation to the test lab to real-world, in-vehicle validation. Representative hardware and software tools and technologies in the booth will demonstrate how the AVL Open Development Platform supports a seamless, front loading, oriented development process.
BAND-IT-IDEX will showcase the BAND-IT Intelligent Clamping System. Because the innovative BAND-IT Intelligent Clamping System precisely controls installation tension and permits collection of a very extensive data set, relatively inexpensive clamps can be used with unmatched confidence on safety-critical applications like side curtain airbags. Airbag inflators are clamped to mounting brackets which are then attached to the vehicle frame. The air bag cushion is also secured to the inflator with a clamp.The BAND-IT Intelligent Clamping System is a bench mounted clamp installation tool that incorporates a load cell into the tensioning system. This is unique in a clamping industry where most tools are handheld, data feedback is limited, and tension is controlled by regulating the air pressure to the tool. Both manufacturers and vehicle end users benefit from a capable clamp installation process like the BAND-IT Intelligent Clamping System.
Baumot is a global specialist in the area of exhaust after-treatment using Swiss Technology. Founded more then 20 years ago and having accumulated extensive experience in the areas of drive technology and diesel engine overhauls. Baumot has developed its core competency in application management of innovative exhaust after-treatment systems. Operating 13 distribution and service centers on three continents, Baumot is your partner when it comes to progressive, reliable and economical solutions to reduce diesel exhaust emissions, for OEM, first installations, and retrofit solutions. Baumot offers a universal product portfolio consisting of passive, active and hybrid DPF as well as DeNOx systems. All systems are as standard fitted with a data logger and manufactured in accordance with OEM quality requirements. Thanks to the patented closure, all systems can be mounted and dismounted in a few minutes and are extremely low maintenance.
Behr America Inc
Behr America will showcase its latest electric and hybrid-electric vehicle thermal management technology and a variety of engine mounted components for downsized engines. The exhibit will include Behr's two 2011 PACE award finalist products, storage evaporator for vehicles equipped with start-stop systems and the company's innovative Comfort Vent Air Conditioning System which provides the ultimate vehicle occupants comfort.
Bohler-Uddeholm Corporation is the US sales and distribution arm of the Bohler-Uddeholm group, a global special steel manufacturer with wholly owned steel mills in Europe and South America. Our objective is to increase tooling performance while lowering manufacturing costs by working closely with tool users and tool makers to develop new grades of tool, die, and mold steel and apply them in accordance with industry best practices. Bohler-Uddeholm has developed a selection of tool steels for use in blanking and forming AHSS. In the effort to reduce weight and increase strength of steel used in automotive components, the latest formulations of AHSS sheet including dual phase and martensitic steel are increasingly being adopted by automotive part manufacturers. The higher strength steel sheet can dramatically shorten the service life of a tool made from conventional tool steels like AISI D2. Bohler-Uddeholm's products are designed to prolong the service life of tools, resulting in a better tooling economy.
Responding to the transportation and related industries' needs for a more precise and reliable methodology, Bruker has developed the NPFLEX-LA, a comprehensive and repeatable measurement system that assures confidence in production quality. To Bruker's customers it translates mainly in to a reliable, quantifiable and comprehensive method of specifying lead angle and surface roughness of shaft sealing surfaces between shaft supplier and automotive manufacturers. Not to mention the additional benefits of an effortless, streamlined operation with simple set up independent of part alignment. But most importantly it will help meet international environmental regulations and emissions standards by confirming that 3 manufacturing processes produce sealing surface parts to required tolerances. To the end user (of vehicles) it means a more reliable vehicle with extended warranty costs, less recalls and potentially increased fuel economy.
BUB Automotive will be displaying Cooled EGR Technology. BUB innovated EGR technology can effectively reduce NOx exhaust to greatly help customers satisfy strict emission control regulations. BUB innovated EGR technology can lower the fuel consumption and improve the fuel economy. BUB is dedicated to provide customers integrated EGR technology solution from the beginning to the end to help them satisfy various emission control requirement. BUB innovated EGR system has the advantage of efficient Nox control, high heat transfer performance, low pressure loss, compact structure, high durability and low cost. BUB innovated EGR system can satisfy power and emission control requirement at the same time in different engine working condition.
Bulk Molding Compounds Inc
Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) is an innovative material solution for automotive engineers who are seeking the adaptability that accompanies molding composites that are customized to meet the specific requirements of an end use. BMC is a lightweight, heat resistant material that retains excellent modulus properties when exposed to cycling temperatures and automotive fluids. Ideal for use in metal replacement applications, BMC enables engineers to design complex components that resist physical creep over the life of the vehicle, even when exposed to temperatures in excess of 200 degrees C. Available in self-extinguishing grades, on-board flame will not be caused or propagated by BMC material.
Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) have been adopted for light to heavy duty diesel engines as a means to reduce particle emissions and comply with legislation around the world. Cambustion have developed a technique which uses multiple microphones to allow detection of vibrations in the DPF associated with thermal cracking. A surface microphone coupled directly to the DPF substrate measures brick vibration, while a background detector measures exhaust system and canning vibration to identify and exclude non-cracking thermal expansion. The ability to detect cracking (especially the initial stages of cracking) of a DPF, without having to remove it from the engine or vehicle is extremely attractive to vehicle OEMs and after-treatment manufacturers. Cracking of the DPF may occur at any time during development, and it is desirable to have an online technique which can detect this and relate it to the engine operating conditions causing the crack. With lengthy durability requirements on after-treatment systems, identifying incipient failures (while the system still meets its performance requirements) can save time and money. Refinement of the regeneration strategy can also lead to fuel economy improvements.
Canadian Automotive Innovation Centers
Three Canadian organizations will be highlighting innovative technologies and solutions for the automotive industry. The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada manages Canada's diplomatic and consular relations and encourages the country's international trade. The Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)-CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory (CANMET-MTL), collaborates with industry and deploys technologies to improve all aspects of producing and using value-added products from minerals and metals. The National Research Council Canada (NRC)-NRC Automotive provides strategic research, scientific and technical services to develop and deploy solutions for the automotive industry. See individual company listings for detailed descriptions.
At CANMET-MTL, NRCan's scientific and technical staff supports the competitiveness of Canadian industry through research and development activities involving metals and alloys, metal composites, metal powders and the enabling technologies, such as fabrication, coating and welding, that are required for manufacturing products. New materials and innovative manufacturing processes developed at CANMET-MTL are at work in Canada's energy, transportation and metal-manufacturing sectors. The lab also studies environmental processes, such as recycling and eco-materials.
Cardone is featuring its remanufactured automotive replacement parts. These parts cover a wide array of vehicles from vintage to current models, reduce costs and provides OEM fit and function as these reman units are the original units. Remanufacturing saves 80% of the energy and material it takes to make new products. Plus, it keeps cores out of scrap yards. In 2008 alone, CARDONE remanufactured over 64,000 tons of used car parts.
In addition to its software business, CD-adapco also has an engineering consulting business that is able to undertake projects and technlogy transfer to enable industry engineers to benefit from the latest modeling technology as efficiently as possible. At the beginning of 2009, CD-adapco formed a partnership with one of the world's foremost Li-ion battery specialists and embarked upon an ambitious program to develop a unique capability for the detailed modeling of battery cells, packs, and installations. No such capability exists today, yet the challenges from the rapid growth of the HEV and PHEV markets urgently require an analytical tool to address the detailed electro-chemistry and cooling of large-scale battery systems. This tool was released in October 2011 and has the ability to model transient behaviour of a full battery installation so that temperature and state-of-charge can be calculated throughout the battery and even within an individual cell. This can be used to assess cell adn pack design, cooling strategy and design limits. Temperature is a key determinant of battery life, safely and cooling system parasitic losses, all of which are critical to the acceptance of this new technology. In addition to the advanced battery modeling capability, CD-adapco has developed the first full vehicle thermal simulation to predict the termperature of a ll critical components using a coupled flow-thermal conjugate heat transfer solution method.
Chrysler Group LLC
CINOS, means Creative and Innovative System, is a company specializing in developing automotive components and production. Interior lighting system including spot lamps and 3D hologram door scuff. As an interior lighting system, not only giving a basic lighting function but sophisticated design adds to the classiness of this automobile. New interior lighting system (spot lamps and 3D door scuff lamps etc.) for automobiles. Robust sensibility of space design.
The SWIFT virtual engine-cylinder enables engineers to work at their desktop to devise alternative in-cylinder control strategies for optimal transient engine performance. The product improves the state-of-the-art by adopting a more robust "physics-based" solution which can properly account for ignition, injection, turbulence and flame propagation events, yielding accurate computations of heat release, misfire, knock, and all regulated exhaust gas-phase emissions (NOx, uHCs, CO) as well as particulate matter sizes, masses and morphologies. These results are achieved whilst still fulfilling ultra short computational times (less than 1µs/engine cycle), a major requirement for transient control simulation and analysis. The SWIFT virtual engine-cylinder adds state-of-the-art, physics-based in-cylinder simulations to customers transient solutions. The SWIFT cylinder can be embedded as a virtual cylinder into all industry leading 1D engine cycle simulation tools such as GT Power, Ricardo WAVE (see Figure 1), AVL Boost etc.; these tools account for intake and exhaust breathing processes but replace their usual in-cylinder sub-models with a set of SWIFT cylinders. Information such as in-cylinder pressures, temperatures, mixture composition including fuel and exhaust gas emissions are passed automatically and are displayed using the native visualisation tools. The SWIFT cylinder produces instantaneous and accurate predictions of exhaust gas emissions, such as PM mass, PM size distributions, NOx, CO and uHCs which can be mitigated in-cylinder or by using aftertreatment control strategies.
Comfort Motion Technologies (CMT)
Comfort Motion Technologies LLC (CMT) is a patented software system that is installed in the memory module of power seat applications that improves occupant seating comfort and alertness, by automatically making subtle changes in the seat position. Through CMT's software algorithms the seat occupant experiences gentle position changes that relieve pressure points, redistribute weight, reduce tissue fatigue and improve circulation to the area's most affected by the negative effects of sitting. Through proprietary algorithms CMT's software accomplishes all this while maintaining driver safety and improving comfort. Comfort Motion Technologies will be the first to bring this technology to the automotive industry. Comfort Motion Technologies (CMT) is a software solution (two US patents, two US patents pending, two global patent applications pending) for all automotive power memory seat applications. CMT provides a software solution to the Original Equipment Manufacturer that enhances the current seat technology and minimizes product application issues.
Concepts NREC is a complete resource for any company requiring assistance in designing, producing and/or manufacturing turbomachinery equipment. We can do this for you, or instruct you on how to do it yourself. The difference between Concepts NREC and others is that there are no companies out there in this field who have the experience, expertise or ability to offer all the we can.
Consulate General of Canada
The mandate of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations and to encourage the country's international trade. The Consulate General of Canada Detroit is responsible for representing Canada's interests in a territory that includes: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
Convergent Science Inc
Convergent Science Inc. (CSI) specializes in multi-dimensional modeling of internal combustion engines. CSI has developed the next generation CFD code, CONVERGE, to make engine CFD analysis fast and accurate. CONVERGE is a valuable tool in the design of cleaner and more efficient internal combustion engines. CONVERGE is loaded with the physical models for spray, turbulence and combustion (including the SAGE detailed chemistry solver) needed to accurately model any engine type including spark ignited, Diesel, natural gas and HCCI. The SAGE detailed chemistry solver allows any chemical reaction mechanism to be considered, which is invaluable in applications such as dual fuel engines and engines where auto-ignition is relevant. CONVERGE runs well in massively parallel environments allowing CPU resources to shorten simulation time. Whether bringing CFD software into your design process or outsourcing simulation work, if you're thinking engine simulation, think Convergent Science Inc: the experts in engine CFD.
CT Drives LLC
CT Drives sells an active alternator pulley that replaces (at a fraction of the cost) overrunning clutch and decoupler type pulleys found in modern automobiles. Over 50,000 units of this proprietary product have been sold into the aftermarket as a replacement part for Chrysler mini-vans with zero defects (no field problems). This pulley can designed and manufactured to meet all OE requirements at a substantial cost savings. CT Drives was formed to commercialize a proprietyary, patent-pending technology that can effectively replace virtually al types of active alertnator pulleys used to reduce NVh in the front end accessory drive (FEAD) systems of modern automobiles. The basic design is elegantly simple and results in a product that is not only functionally superior, but is lighter and more robust than currently existing OE pulleys at a fraction of the price. The CT Drives pulley is expected to capture a major share of hte aftermarket for active pulleys because of its versatility (one product replaces all - both overruning clutch and decoupler type pulleys). The company intends to sell its products into the original equipment market and is actively seeking tier one suppliers to partner with CT Drives in this endeavor.
IHS(Intelligent Haptic System) is haptic feedback technology on steering wheel switch & center console switch to control infotainment devices. One of major issue for drivers is distraction while driving, our haptic system (ex, haptic steering wheel switch) provide finger fit control with two hands on steering wheel then control all functions with one thumb. This technique provides more intuitive and comfortable feedback to the driver through tactile simulation and Lumino Lighting. Additionally Haptic system provides Eyes forward multifunction controls, Various Haptic feeling, Dual mode feedback (Lighting and Haptic), enhanced customer feeling satisfaction, and reconfigurable user based graphic display. It is multi-functional switch, so one haptic switch can cover radio, audio, navigation and HVAC, etc. so OEM will save development cost and manufacturing cost compare to conventional mechanical switch. IT convergence is one of mega trend in automotive and Haptic switch is dedicated for full LCD cluster and has very good connectivity with other devices.
DG's DPA 5 is a diagnostic and reprogramming tool for today's vehicle networks. It supports OEM diagnostics and reprogramming applications at a new price point, while allowing the platform to be used for automotive, and heavy-duty truck & bus industry applications, which can be leveraged to also support military, and off-road vehicles including construction and agricultural applications. The PC or smartphone user interface can now be remote from the vehicle. The price point is similar to our wired device, but this device is wireless and wired, using a unique new interchangeable chip module that we have written new software and firmware for, and the device is the same size as its predecessor product, the DPA 4 Plus. This product is scheduled to add wireless capability to an existing mainstay product of ours, the DPA 4 Plus, and support multiple CAN (vehicle network) channels, while at the same time it may be predatory in taking sales away from another current product that is not being retired. Users can be remote from the vehicle when querying the vehicle's data networks. Our customers will find this device easier to use and more versatile. It supports more standards, international standards, and optionally supports competing wireless technologies including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11, and Zigbee.
DSM Engineering Plastics
Lower Emissions and lower Fuel Consumption via Weight and Cost Down via Metal-to-Plastic Conversion, Friction Reduction, and Solutions for Hybrid and Electrical Vehicles. More Productivity and lower Energy Use in production via Air Inlet Manifolds and other applications in High Flowability and High Productivity Polyamide 6 (Akulon Ultraflow). More Sustainability via: NEW Bio based Resins with High Temperature Resistance: PA410 (EcoPaXX; melting temperature 250 C); TPC (Arnitel Eco). Halogenfree flameretardant Resins: Automotive Cables in TPC (Arnitel C, Arnitel XG); UTB Covers in PA6 (Akulon). All these innovations enable OEMs and T1s to save significantly on weight, friction and system costs, whilst simultaneously improving the eco-footprint of their various products.
dSPACE offers a complete solution for developing and testing electronic control units for the highly-dynamic electrical and mechanical behavior of electric drives. Our battery and electric drive technology solution includes: MicroAutoBox II: a compact, ruggedized prototyping platform for electric motor controls strategy and algorithm development.
RapidPro: a signal conditioning and power stage hardware unit to interface and provide electric motor drive capability to prototyping platforms.
AC Motor Control Solution: specially designed for fast current & voltage measurements. Includes diverse interfaces to position sensors, including encoders, resolvers, and the FPGA-based generation of drive signals.
DS5203 FPGA Board: to perform simulation of highly dynamic motor models.
Electric Motor Hardware-In-the-Loop Simulators: with capabilities to simulate an entire electrified powertrain and vehicle, provide a safe and quicker method to verify and validate production ECUs. The system has high-precision hardware and a variety of solutions for motor simulation that can be used for software development, testing and integration of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Battery Simulation: dSPACE provides special hardware, software and simulation models for battery cell and pack simulation for the validation of battery management systems which is critical for the operation of an electrified powertrain.
Electronic Load Modules: designed for a large current range and optimized for high-speed operation, as required for simulating electric motors used for propulsion or other applications such as those in electric steering systems. These load modules, combined with high-speed motor simulation through FPGA technology, provide a unique way to perform integration testing of electric vehicle components.
ASM: Electric Components Library with models, such as battery, machines, loads and power electronics, for simulating the electric circuits of an automotive system
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Dynamic Intelligent Solutions
Dynamic Intelligent Solutions, LLC (DIS) launched its innovative, patent-pending process called ChamberCam™ that takes dimensional stability measurement of components under extreme climatic conditions to a whole new level, in terms of efficiency, reduced development time and cost and breadth of data acquired. The ChamberCam system combines proven photogrammetry hardware and software with current thermal management technology to provide product engineers the unique ability to accurately measure parts in real time during thermal cycling in an environmental chamber. Until now, manufacturers could only measure a product before and after it was exposed to a predetermined temperature and humidity profile, making it difficult to know exactly how much and when a part might change under various conditions. With the ChamberCam process, we offer the ability to capture dimensional data at hundreds of points on the product - up to 15 times per second - throughout the actual climatic testing. This provides the engineer with more information than was ever available, and potentially eliminates days or weeks of costly testing, development and downstream engineering time.
FEV, Inc. will exhibit innovative new engine and powertrain technologies that address the current and future needs of our transportation industry. Additional details on each of the featured technologies will be released in the form of press releases in the weeks leading up to the SAE 2011 World Congress in April, 2011.
1.) EDE/Hybrid/PGS transmission; 2) CNG light-duty engine with diesel-like performance; 3) Variable valve lift concept from FEV's developmental High Efficiency Combustion System (HECS) diesel engine; 4) Diesel base engine development and calibration - Mercedes OM651; 5) Chrysler 3.6L Pentastar Engine
Ford Motor Company
Car Rear View Camera, Monitor - The specific description of product that are required from the U.S. market. Since we already supply to European market and are familiar with the basic feature & specification. Based on that accurate requirement, the innovation speed will be moved to the target level faster and more precisely. It enables to install to most of cars. The heavy duty system is specially designed for Bus, Truck, construction Vehicle and all other heavy duty application. The twin camera, 2 camera built-in one housing, is the most differentiation and innovative.
General Motors Company
German Light Weight & Emissions Technology Group - Alumag
AluMag is a global market developing company that will help companies penetrate new markets and find new business. We access new markets and open doors for new buisness - regardless of application, material, process or product. AluMag operates three business units: Market Research, Market Development, and event Roadshows.
Gradient Lens Corp
Gradient Lens Corporations patented endoGRINS® gradient-index lens technology is built into our exclusive line of Hawkeye® Precision Borescopes. This innovative optical design allows Hawkeye borescopes to deliver excellent image quality at prices one-third that of comparable visual inspection instruments. Hawkeye borescopes are proudly made in the USA in Rochester, New York, the Worlds Image Capital®. The heart of a borescope design is the relay lens system. Conventional rigid borescope designs typical use anywhere from 24 to 48 individual lens elements in the optical early system, thus making the scopes expensive and difficult to manufacture. This is particularly true in the smaller diameter borescopes where the actual lens diameters range from 1mm up to about 3mm. Gradient Lens Corporation's new endoGRINS® design has made that easier and less costly, replacing all of those elements with a single long gradient index relay lens. Our unique patented endoGRINs technology allows us to color correct the optics, eliminating chromatic aberration and providing crisp clear images.
Grail Engine Technologies
The Grail Engine (Grail) internal combustion engine (ICE) solves a number of problems that currently plagues the automotive industry and our environment. The Grail ICE is capable of lowering fuel consumption The Grail ICE uses less fuel and burns much cleaner, reducing harmful emissions as mandated by current federal CAFE regulations. The Grail ICE decreases material and manufacturing costs. The Grail ICE is capable of using alternative fuels. The Grail ICE is capable of maintaining and/or exceeding expectations for engine performance. The Grail ICE technology can be implemented years earlier than what federal 2016 CAFE currently mandates. The Grail Engine break through design draws upon historical and proven engine technology. The Grail ICE utilizes pneumatics to exchange air through a piston valve and exits through an exhaust valve at the top of the cylinder. The Grail ICE provides power to the crankshaft at every revolution. The Grail ICE does not allow cross contamination of oil in the combustion chamber. Development of an appropriate engine management system with a digitally actuated exhaust valve mechanism allows the Grail ICE to operate utilizing multiple fuel types (on-the-fly). The Grail ICE is capable of homogeneous charged compression ignition (HCCI) producing maximum fuel efficiency throughout the entire rpm power band. The Grail ICE introduces a new ground breaking concept known as Forced Semi-Homogeneous Charged Compression Ignition (FS-HCCI) - a combination of HCCI while simultaneously operating in the Miller Cycle. To our knowledge, no other piston engine in the market place can produce this distinctive trait at this time.
Hamsar Diversco Inc
With the evolution of white high intensity LED (Light Emitting Diodes), Hamsar has been able to apply and combine LED technology, Optical technology, Precision plastic molding technology and SMT electronic technology to develop a series of small packaged, ultra efficient DOT compliant headlamps. In specific market areas, these lamps help solve issues of lamp outage while reducing fleet maintenance costs due to their long life. In other market areas, specifically electric vehicles, these lamps solve energy demand issues while improving overall vehicle mileage through low power consumption. Finally, in other market areas these lamps solve poor illumination issues by delivering crisp bright light through enhanced optics regardless of the applied voltage.
Hanwha has reinvented Glass Mat Thermoplastic for the automotive industries needs today. The improvements include: more consistent material, better process and material control, internal glass mat manufacturing capabilities, improved properties and innovative automation to improve molded product consistency. New applications to be featured in our booth are bumper beams, front end modules, seating components, shielding, headliners, rear window trim, sunshades, luggage trim, and underbody covers.
Hart Energy - International Fuel Quality Center
The International Fuel Quality Center provides complete coverage of all conventional, biofuels and marine fuels quality legislation and developments including policy, refining, technology, environment and vehicle related issues.
The core of the service is provided via a continuously updated members-only Website at www.ifqc.org which includes:
HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG
HJS Emission Technology GmbH & Co. KG is a medium sized company based in Menden, Germany and has many years of experience and expertise in the field of exhaust gas after treatment. HJS is engaged in the development, production and marketing of modular systems for reducing pollutant emissions which can be used either as original equipment or for retrofitting in passenger cars, commercial vehicles as well as a wide range of off-road mobile machinery and stationary applications. In addition to systems for spark-ignition engines, HJS today focuses on solutions for diesel engines - especially for reducing the emissions of soot particles (PM) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). With extensive patents for DPF® (diesel particulate filter) and SCRT® (Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology) systems, HJS sets benchmarks.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Consumers in the developed economies have helped shape the industry's development, as they are getting more concerned about passenger safety, driving performance and environmental friendliness. These areas are the foci of Hong Kong's current and future innovation among auto parts manufacturers and R&D efforts. The world, including developing countries such as China, is becoming more concerned about urban pollution, and is paying greater attendtion to reducing air pollution and raising fuel efficiency. More eco-friendly are replacing synthetic materials. Product development is a key priority as Hong Kong companies introduce improvements in performance and appearance regularly. Increasingly, more advanced and newly-developed features are incorporated in automobiles. To some manufacturers, building new models with different value-added functions or features is a core strategy. Examples include the wide range of car audio models and advanced electronic technology to help monitor and manage the movement of vehicles. In fact, there is an increasing trend of using more electronic components in automobile, including engine control, instruments, safety electronic components, navigational components, security components and other related products.
HORIBA is working with our testing partners to meet their cost reduction goals, and help speed vehicles to market. One of the advancements HORIBA will feature at the 2011 SAE World Congress is the Virtual Battery Simulation Solution. This product has been significantly enhanced over the last year with additional battery chemistry options, and expanded capabilities. While it is common practice for EV, PHEV, and HEV powertrain developers to approximate battery voltage in the lab, this type of simulation lacks real-world accuracy. HORIBA's Virtual Battery, when properly integrated with supporting hardware and automation systems, removes the physical battery from the powertrain test cell and safely provides complete current, power, voltage, and thermal performance. This product offers OEM and powertrain developers an ideal HIL alternative to a physical battery pack, allowing them to keep pace with industry durability and accuracy demands. Virtual Battery is the key to successful parallel development of the vehicle's driveline and battery pack.
Hunan Oil Pump Co., Ltd
Hybrid Design Services
Hybrid Design Services (HDS) is an engineering and business consulting company specialized in advanced transportation and renewable energy projects. With a core team of engineers, technicians, and business personnel with extensive knowledge and expertise in the development of many alternative vehicle systems, HDS offers complete product development assistance from concept to production.
Hyosung has developed a proprietary tufted PET carpet system that is, fully recyclable, made utilizing post consumer recycled material, competitive in cost with traditional nylon carpet systems, and is equal in performance regarding characteristics for wear, fade & soiling. This system also offers superior appearance, uniformity and durability of the floor coverings. It improves acoustic stillness of the car interior with its bulky yarn. Because of these features, Hyosung has garnered attention from several OEMs worldwide.
Building on the 2011 theme of Charging Forward Together, Hyundai-Kia Motor Group will display 5 environmentally friendly technologies at this year's World Congress.
Engines and Transmission on Display
Vehicles on Display
IAV Automotive Engineering Inc.
Currently, transmission arrangements are generated manually and then compared to design targets. Such a trial and error approach is very time consuming, especially when new transmission designs are seeking more than 6 speeds. That is why IAV has created Transmission Synthesis. The Transmission Synthesis process provides a computerized, systematic search for new transmission structures. The program can search for alternative planetary or dual-clutch transmission architectures with front- or rearwheel drive orientations and hybrid or non-hybrid variants. This product provides customers with the ability to quickly find innovative structures for future automatic transmission layouts to meet the complex requirements of reduced fuel consumption, reduced emissions, smooth driving dynamics, limited packaging space, lower weight, lower costs, and integrated hybrid functionality.
IFA Rotorian - North America, LLC
The International Fuel Quality Center provides complete coverage of all conventional, biofuels and marine fuels quality legislation and developments including policy, refining, technology, environment and vehicle related issues.
The core of the service is provided via a continuously updated members-only Website at www.ifqc.org which includes:
Inalfa Roof Systems
Inalfa Roof Systems, a leading global supplier of advanced roof systems to the automotive industry, will feature the innovative Solar Panel Sunroof System at the SAE 2011 World Congress. The solar panel array integrated into the panoramic roof systems introduces a renewable source of electrical energy which can be applied towards various vehicle needs as the OEM desires. By harnessing the freely available solar energy source, vehicle accessories can be powered (for example, cooling the vehicle while parked to reduce sunload on A/C systems) or the electrical propulsion system energy storage devices can be recharged during vehicle downtime periods.
INDO-US MIM Tec Pvt. Ltd., will be featuring their Metal Injection Molding (MIM) process. This is a cost effective alternative to traditional metal forming techniques such as machining, investment casting and powder metallurgy. MIM excels at applications that require shape complexity and material properties (high strength, magnetic permeability and corrosion resistant) that cannot be fulfilled by plastic and light metal alloys. It offers tremendous single-step parts consolidation potential that makes it a competitive alternative to stamped/machined parts assemblies. Many design and economic limitation of traditional metalworking technologies can be readily overcome by MIM.
Infotech is the world's leading dedicated provider of engineering services and solutions. Infotech's team of dedicated automotive engineering professionals utilizes our Global Delivery and Collaborative Engineering Model to simplify coordination within and across projects while centralizing research and development efforts. Infotech solves the problem of high cost for high quality engineering. Infotech is unique because we are a pure-play engineering services company. Unlike most engineering services companies, our engineers are dedicated to a specific customer. By doing so, our engineers know a customer's product inside and out. By using a combination of onsite, onshore, and offshore resources, we work with customers to create with the most effective relationship model for their business. Infotech is a key partner for the Automotive industry. The importance to our customers and end user of the vehicle is that since we provide cost efficient services to decrease time to market, and cost, the end result is a better quality vehicle for a lower cost.
International Titanium Association (ITA)
ITA is a membership based, international trade association dedicated to the titanium metal industry. ITA's mission connecting the public interested in using titanium with specialists from across the globe who may offer sales and technical assistance. ITA also sponsors workshops, committees, and hosts the only annual TITANIUM conference. www.titanium.org
With the rapid developments in EV technology, manufacturers need a competitive, stable source of knowledge and supply of global testing & certification services, and Intertek has the expertise to respond to these market demands. New standards, including UN/DOT Transportation Testing, SAE and UL requirements, are being introduced into this market space and traditional automotive suppliers and OEMs have limited familiarity with the third party certification processes. Intertek's 35+ years in the automotive industry and over 100 years in validation testing and global certification and services allow us to provide a unique combination of expertise, enabling us to assist EV product manufacturers plan for market conformance and avoid delays in electrical safety approvals and/or launching product into the market.
Intrepid Control Systems
Intrepid Control Systems introduces the most capable device ever for automotive testing - neoVI PLASMA. We have taken the mobile connected device, applied a more rugged encasement for automotive use, and packaged it with our popular neoVI vehicle network interfaces. The product is internally modular, so that it can be configured based on an engineer's networking needs. It also enables the use of newer networks (such as MOST and FlexRay) in conjunction with current networks (such as CAN and LIN). Using the Android operating system, the PLASMA can be easily configured to meet specific customer needs, so only one tool is needed to perform one job. It also eliminates the requirement of an on-site presence to access the device, as the neoVI PLASMA is completely wireless.
KABELTRAX designs and manufactures Dynamic Wire Track Assemblies. These application-specific cable carrier solutions safely and efficiently protect and route cables, wires and hoses to moving components within the vehicle. Examples where KABELTRAX cable carrier solutions can currently be found in automotive applications include guiding and protecting moving cables that bring uniterrupted power and control to sliding doors on minivans and managing cables and air hoses under adjustable powered seats. Potential applications also exist anywhere power or control signals must be brought to moving or adjustable components like convertible hard-tops, adjustable A/V components, powered rear liftgates and wheelchair lifts.
Kendrion Binder Magnete GmbH
Passenger Car Systems develops innovative electromagnetic actuated valves. Covering low pressure and high pressure applications, the electromagnetic actuating technology is based on proportional technics. In combination with different ball seat valves designs, the actuators can be used to control or adjust high pressure applications up to 3000 bar for Common Rail Diesel Systems or for metering an exact volume in the area of low pressure applications. Kendrion Valves used in direct injection systems minimize the fuel consumption; furthermore they reduce CO2 limits and NOx emission.
KSM Castings GmbH
KSM Castings GmbH is a development partner and producer of cast aluminum and magnesium products ( engine cradles / sub-frames, steering knuckles / wheel carrier, BiW structures, gear housings, steering housings, high pressure pump housings, weldable structures ) for the automotive industry.
KSM services offered form seven manufacturing locations ranges in Europe and China from consulting, design, concepts, design engineering, calculation, simulation, prototypes all the way to production tooling. The manufacturing process are die casting, vacuum die casting, permanent mold coasting, counter pressure casting, low pressure sand casting as well as machining.
LG Chem LTD
LG Chem one of the world's largest producers of advanced chemicals and materials, as well as a leading supplier of lithium-ion batteries will display a full suite of high power/high energy lithium ion cells, battery management systems, and battery pack designs. LG Chem will also have the North American debut of their Residential Energy Storage Unit. LG Chem will be Charging Forward Together with General Motors, the SAE World Congress Host Company, in the center of the exhibit floor.
Magna is the most diversified global automotive supplier. Magna designs, develops and manufactures technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineers and assembles complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs") of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; hybrid & electric vehicles/systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.
The concept study "REPORTER" designed and developed by MBtech with an innovative drive train concept, the "DualX E-Drive". The "REPORTER" is an innovative, flexible and economical friendly mobility concept- and it's both functional and feasible. Because of his modular setup the "REPORTER" can be further developed and MBtech envisions a whole range of different possible variants -in alignment with the customers' requirements. The "DualX E-Drive" is an innovative and feasible alternative drive concept that can be implemented into series production on a short term notice. The "DualX E-Drive" also shows an exceptional balance between cost and benefit. It provides a combination of the advantages of certain available technologies to reach the best results by concerning driving performance and range, along with energy content, weight, and cost of the batteries with the goal of an environment friendly drive train concept.
MSC.Software is the worldwide leader of multidiscipline simulation solutions that help companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies worldwide to develop better products faster with simulation technology, software, and services. MSC.Software is a global company with offices in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
Established in 1946, Methode Electronics, Inc. is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Methode Electronics, Inc. employs 2,900 professional, technical and manufacturing personnel, with revenues totaling $426 million in fiscal 2009. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electronic, wireless, radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls.
Muhr Bender KG
Muhr und Bender KG (Mubea) is a worldwide partner of the automotive industry and as an innovative light weight design specialist providing heavy duty spring components and related products. Mubea is an owner operated family company with more than 6500 employees and an annual turnover of ~1.4 bill$. In order to reduce CO2 emission and to provide light weight potentials for cars and trucks the product portfolio includes components for the automotive subsystems chassis, engine, powertrain, interior and body in white. The company is a supplier to all automotive manufacturers worldwide and operates 20 worldwide plants. It strives for technological and volume market leadership for all product groups. Examples for Mubea's products are suspension coil springs, stabilizer bars, valve and disc springs as well as hose clamps. During the last years Mubea developed the technology of flexible rolling for the world wide first production of Tailor Rolled Blanks (TRB). With more than 90.000 tons of TRB in 2012, Mubea is now building TRB plants in Germany and in the US. A plant in China will follow shortly. Learn more at booth 543!
The Narwhal Diesel ECU is a complete hardware and software solution to the control requirements of a modern common rail diesel engine. It includes an ECU module capable of controlling Bosch and Delphi common rail pumps and up to 8 Bosch or Delphi injectors. The ECU handles all of the standard sensor inputs, dual CAN buses, and provides OBDII compatibility. The ECU's operating system has a modular design which makes it easy to add or modify control code if necessary. In addition to the ECU module, Narwhal provides a complete ECU development and test environment that allows an OEM to quickly customize and adapt the ECU to any target engine. This includes the high performance Narwhal Data Interface unit that communicates with a PC on one side, and with the ECU, dynamometer, clutch, gas analyzer, and additional sensors on the other side. On the PC, our Narwhal Dashboard software provides a complete graphical interface to the ECU and its development/test environment, including the ability to view and change all ECU maps and parameters on the fly. And our Dashboard Designer provides a dragand- drop interface for customizing or creating entirely new dashboard interfaces without programming.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd
The Nissan booth will feature the 2011 Nissan LEAF™ and the 2012 Infiniti M35h. The LEAF™ is the world's first affordable, zero-emission car. The all-new Nissan LEAF is powered by 48 laminated compact lithium-ion battery modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal-combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF's powertrain has no tailpipe and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases while being driven.
The new 2012 Infiniti M35h is the first true luxury performance "driver's" hybrid featuring the all-new Infiniti Direct Response Hybrid™ system - a one-motor, two-clutch parallel hybrid. Precise, high-speed motor control technology, enabled by the powerful Lithium-ion battery, allows power to be delivered directly to the 7-speed automatic transmission. The Infiniti M Hybrid's exhilarating driving performance also greatly benefits from use of Infiniti's proven 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine, which paired with the 50 kW electric motor, provides a hybrid system net power of 360 horsepower. Torque figures are equally impressive, with the V6's 258 lb-ft of torque combining with the electric motor's immediately available 199 lb-ft of torque to provide strong performance. The M35h can drive on electric power alone at speeds up to 62 mph and can travel on electric propulsion for up to 1.2 miles at a time.
NOVAGUARD 9377 is water- based, environmentally friendly, opaque protective film that is designed for maximum protection of car bodies after manufacture of the vehicles. The protective film is applied to the vehicle car body and protects the vehicle clear coat during the storage and transportation process. The NOVAGUARD 9377 is not a solvent based film as many current films in the market place.
NRC Automotive connects organizations to unparalleled research and development of advanced automotive technologies focusing on fuel efficiency through light-weight materials, composites, bio-composites, hybrid structures and improved aerodynamics; alternative propulsion technologies for electric, fuel cell and biofuel vehicles; cognitive vehicles that deliver improved performance through intelligent and integrated sensor networks. Working with clients and partners, NRC provides strategic research, as well as scientific and technical services, to develop and deploy solutions to meet the needs of the automotive industry.
Objet Geometries is one of only a handful of leading players in the 3D printing market. They currently have offices in the US, Mexico, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong and an established customer-base following that includes many of the relevant fortune 100 companies. And they believe they are just at the cusp of what promises to be quite literally a new industrial revolution.
The company's 3D printing systems are based around a unique, patented application of inkjet technology. At its simplest, it involves the jetting of specially formulated photopolymer resins. Using this technology, designers and engineers can create whole 3D prototypes and functional parts from nothing, layer by layer, directly from their standard CAD design software - as they watch.
One thing that particularly stands out when you handle Objet's 3D printed models are that they actually look and work like the products they aim to mimic - a huge advantage over other modeling techniques. Designers and engineers can actually hold, feel and test the functionality of their prototypes rather than gingerly handling or observing poorly built approximations.
OTTO FUCHS KG
OTTO FUCHS KG is a leading enterprise of the metal industry globally with approx. 2,600 employers. Our range of products includes high-end semi-finish components in particular metallurgical demanding forgings and extrusions made of aluminium, magnesium, copper and titanium alloys. Reputable customers from the aviation and aerospace, automotive and construction as well as general engineering industry belong to our worldwide business relations.
A main focus of our activities is the engineering and manufacturing of weight optimized components for the automotive industry. Due to decades of know-how in the light weight construction we emphasize our leadership in the market of forged aluminium wheels and suspension parts, structure profiles and synchronizer rings.
P and B Enterprises Inc
P & B Enterprises presents its Internal Combustion Stirling engine. A practical ICS engine configuration has been invented, analysis model developed, patents awarded and a prototype engine has been designed and is almost ready to run. In addition, a test facility is nearing completion for troubleshooting the engine. The objective is to have an engine with sfc of less than 200 g/kWh in city and highway driving. New CAFE requirements mean that cars and trucks must meet significantly higher fuel economy standards. Here is how the ICS engine matches up to a conventional IC engine:
Pallman Industries Inc
Pallmann produces machinery used to reduce materials from both industrial waste streams and post-consumer recycled materials and prepares these materials to be recycled into the same or new products. Knife Mills are used for the initial reduction of elastomers, fibers, films, and rubber. The resulting particle size is determined by the hole size of the interchangeable screen. The newly introduced Knife Mill Type PS-M is designed to reduce highly abrasive materials including those containing fiberglass. Disc Mills further reduce materials including HDPE, LDPE, PVC and Bio-Polymers through cutting and shearing action. Agglomerators are used to recycle films, fibers, and foam waste, as well as thermoplastic materials into free flowing granules. These processes provide the key steps in the preparation of recycled materials so that they may be scattered and processed through a heated double belt compression oven to produce moldable sheets and/or composites.
Early in 2008, the Portuguese Government launched a national Program for Electric Mobility. The program aims at creating a new approach at Electric Mobility, based on an innovative electric mobility model designed in view of creating the first national wide infrastructure at global level. The MOBI.E electric mobility model is a fully integrated and totally interoperable system, multi-retailer and multi-operator. In practice, a national electric mobility system that allows any individual the access to any provider of electricity in any charging point explored by any service operator. This ensures transparency, low entry barriers and competition along the value chain, and runs under a business and service model that takes advantage on the growing importance of electricity produced with basis on renewable energy. Portugal is one of the first countries in the world to have an integrated policy for electric mobility and a charging network for Electric Vehicles of a national nature.
Pridgeon and Clay
Pridgeon and Clay is a multi-national stamping company that provides a unique approach to produce products through the utilization of a strategic combination of Advanced Engineering, an A2LA Accredited Laboratory located at our prototype facility, Design, Prototyping, Research and Development, and Six Sigma Manufacturing. Pridgeon and Clay provides real solutions, in many forms, and in many automotive applications ranging from chassis, exhaust, brakes and electric vehicle applications.
The Labcat series of products allow energy efficient testing of Catalytic Converters and exhaust system components. The system carries out industry standard durability and performance tests with a 79% reduction in energy input compared with traditional engine based testing (at engine equivalent flow rates and temperature profiles). This allows users to benefit from a reduction in necessary R&D and emissions compliance costs. Further to that, the Labcat Series are a total test solution allowing performance tests such as HC/CO/NOx Ughtoff, AFR Sweep and OSC testing of full sized canned catalysts. The novel patent pending product(s) have been developed at Queen's University, Belfast and offers significant benefits over traditional and existing approaches. The significance and the importance of the innovation allows our customers to meet necessary emissions legislation by reducing their overheads (specifically at a time when testing is expensive with fluctuating gasoline prices) and develop catalyst solutions and formulations for new applications. Further benefits include, a reduction in C02 evolved at source from the testing procedure by some 98% (compared with traditional methods). The equipment allows huge flexibility of testing parameters allowing exhaust gas compositions and temperature profiles to be generated on spec, (even replicating diesel and alternative fuel compositions). In the long term, this will result in a better understanding of catalyst technology, the associated aging characteristics and modes of deactivation. The end user of the vehicle will thus benefit from even cleaner emissions coming from their vehicle keeping air quality to a premium. Catagen, (Queen's University spin out business) have liaised with the leader in emissions testing services in the Detroit Region, Procat Testing, to refine the product in line with the market needs. Catagen and Procat Testing see the SAE World Congress 2011 as an ideal platform to launch the future of emissions testing.
ProMéxico's understand that market forces and increased economic globalization tendencies open new opportunities for U.S. companies to benefit from Mexico's high quality labor force, strategic geographic location, as well as technical and logistic capabilities, while rationalizing their supply chains. Our goal is to assist companies to operate in a competitive market environment and, more importantly, to explore ways to pro-actively adapt to an always evolving global economy to strengthen their market shares and to continue "Charging Forward Together".
Protean Electric Inc
With ever-rising gas prices, consumers are eager for solutions that will diminish dependency on oil; however, many are hesitant to trade in their minivans and SUVs for compact electric or hybrid vehicles. Protean Electric is a clean technology company that designs, develops and manufactures the Protean Drive™, a fully integrated, advanced in-wheel electric drive system that delivers a practical way to electrify small- to full-size vehicles with no compromise in power and performance. In fact, Protean Electric has added its electric motors to a Ford F-150 BEV test vehicle to demonstrate that you don't have to be small to be green.
Proto Manufacturing Inc
The residual stress present in automobile components can play a major role in the performance and life of the part. Residual stress affects crack initiation and propagation, fatigue life, stress corrosion cracking and distortion. Understanding the residual stress present in a component can enable an engineer to improve the part by either applying residual stress reduction techniques to locations with detrimental stresses, or by introducing high levels of compressive residual stress to critical failure locations, increase the performance of the part. Proto's x-ray diffraction residual stress measurement systems can be used to accurately and quickly determine the residual stress in automotive components.
There are only a few companies worldwide offering this technology. As a leader in this field we offer a wide variety of instrument options that enables any component geometry to be measured. In addition we have 3 laboratory locations (Taylor, Michigan; Oldcastle, Ontario; and Funabashi, Japan) offering contract measurement services to customers in need of assistance in solving their residual stress issues.
PSM International will feature its Aluminum Tri-Step Insert. This low-cost, reduced weight, environmentally friendly insert has sparked interest from several Tier 1 Suppliers who agree, this could be the best insert design they have seen.
Reaction Design, a leading developer of advanced combustion simulation software, selects the SAE 2011 World Congress event to announce the FORTÉ Simulation Package, the most advanced capability available today for realistic 3D modeling of fuel effects in internal combustion engine design. FORTÉ delivers accurate results in just hours where traditional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools would take days or weeks. The announcement complements SAE's theme of "Charging Forward Together", which highlights the importance of continuing the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy efficiency - as well as representing the continued recovery and progress in our industry.
REM Surface Engineering
With the automotive consumer demanding increased fuel efficiency, gear surface finish has become a priority for manufactures. The surface REM Surface Engineering's ISF Process produces is recognized as the ultimate for improving gear mesh efficiency. Until now, this process was not complimentary to high volume gear production, but a new breakthrough in the technology, Rapid ISF®, overcomes this hurdle. Single finishing units are compatible with a JIT environment and can produce a finished gear every minute. The technology is easily automated further lending itself to high volume production. REM's newest technology is able to produce a planar surface of Ra 10 µinch or less in 4 minutes. Some of Rapid ISF's many benefits include reduced maintenance costs, reduced fuel consumption, increased horsepower, extended component life and reduced maintenance intervals. REM, the inventor of the ISF Process, is a global supplier of surface engineering products and services.
Rheinfelden ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG
Rheinfelden ALLOYS GmbH & Co. KG specializes in developing, customizing, producing and selling hi-tech aluminum casting alloys. 75% of the aluminum casting alloys made, are supplied into the automotive industry. Throughout the European premium car makers the alloys Silafont™-36, Magsimal™-59 and Castasil™-37 can be found. These alloys were developed in the RHEINFELDEN Tech Center and are applied for light weight applications of passenger cars, such as space-frame-nodes, sub-frames, suspension control arms, door frames, engine mounts, gear box housings, convertible roof components and others. Rheinfelden ALLOYS' partner for production and sales of Silafont™-36 is Noranda Aluminum, New Madrid, Missouri.
Romax have developed a new hybrid and electric vehicle design service under the name of "Romax Low Carbon Consultancy Service". Our Low Carbon Service offers unparalleled efficiency savings for hybrid and electric vehicles, based on our own unique optimisation methods for performing architecture selection, component specification, control strategy development and energy flow analysis.
For a hybrid vehicle, there are a number of architectures we can choose, different component sizes, and the available control strategies increase with the architecture complexity and number of components. The correct choice of all of the above also relies on understanding how the system performs across a range of real-world drive cycles. With such a huge number of solution possibilities, how long will this take using the current iterative simulation approach? How do we know if we can ever find the best solution? Romax uniqueness is in the approach that we use to holistically solve this vast array of degrees of freedom.
The Scuderi Engine is an advanced split-cycle configuration that separates the four strokes of a conventional engine (intake, compression, power and exhaust) into two separate, but paired cylinders. The first cylinder is used for intake and compression. The compressed air is then transferred through a crossover passage from the compression cylinder into the second cylinder, where combustion and exhaust occur. By utilizing a unique process known as Firing After Top Dead Center (FATDC), the Scuderi Engine uses a combination of high-pressure air in the crossover passage and high turbulence in the power cylinder. Because the cylinders are independent from each other, the combustion process does not limit the compression ratio in the compression cylinder.
The booth will feature the EV Break Vacuum Pump. Mechanical Vacuum Switch consists of micro switch, diaphragm, adjustable spring with vacuum point and steel body covering it. The operation of this V/Switch is making a circuit by touching the point of contact normally and is cutting the power supply by being off the point of contact and pulling back diaphragm when vacuum pump is operated and formed vacuum through nozzle. The useful range of this V/Switch is 250mmHg ~700mmHg with adjustable thread. The setting position is called 'Vacuum Point' and supplied with factory-adjusted and user can adjust as one likes. This is durable with 1,000,000 cycles and temperature range is -25°C..+85°
Advantage of this switch should be adjustable with spring and it is adjustable Hysteresis function which is having open & close deviation and is having no tremors without 'on & off' in a moment. In conclusion, it should be off in upper vacuum setting point and be on in lower one. This range depends on products and so we, SDTec permits the range of switching point to 10%~30%.
SEKISUI S-LEC AMERICA, LLC
Sekisui S-Lec will be featuring its Enhanced Solar Control Film (ESCF), its latest PVB film innovation. This enhanced solar control product pushes the limits of absorbing films' ability to reduce high infrared light as it enters the driver's compartment through a cars glazing. Driver comfort will be significantly increased, electromagnetic wave transmission will not be effected and the reductions of vehicle fuel use will be realized.
Current automotive waterpump is the engine cooling device which operates from the start of vehicle. In current waterpump system, it operates all time from the engine idling up stage which it causes to long preheating time and huge fuel loss. But as our clutch coil is installed in waterpump, it makes the waterpump not operating during idling up stage but only operating in actual engine operation which enables to minize the preheating time and evetually saves annual fuel usage by 2%. This type of electric clutch principle is broadly used in many automotive system for their on and off of driving force. Current: All time water pump operation. Improved: Stops unnecessary water pump operation to prevent fuel loss and make enviromental effect.
SLW Automotive's booth will feature its Tandem Vacuum/Variable Displacement Engine Oil Pump. The Tandem Pump provides lubrication and brake vacuum while resolving space/cost constraints for turbo charged engines. The system provides a proven 2% to 3% fuel economy improvement over fixed displacement pump systems. The uniqueness of the tandem pump design lies in the compact, single drive solution, with significantly lower friction/inertia compared to traditional systems. This system also combines a patented variable displacement twin chamber control system , which allows for either infinite, or two stage vane ring positioning.
SPAL AUTOMOTIVE is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high quality electric fans and blowers for all types of vehicles and equipment. Founded in Italy in 1959, we initially specialized in plastic mold design and production. We have been designing, producing and marketing for over 30 years high-performance axial fans and centrifugal blowers for cars, buses, off-road vehicles, construction machineries, agricultural tractors, trucks, powersports and industrial equipment. The SPAL production facility in Correggio, Italy, currently covers a total production area of 538,000+ square feet, accommodates over 500 employees and houses the engineering, research & development, and manufacturing departments. We have six automated production lines, which have the capability to produce over 3 million fans and blowers annually.
SPX Service Solutions
SPX provides complete turn-key, end-to-end support for electrical vehicle owners as they explore their home charging option. We will coordinate the entire process. As a result, consumers can avoid the hassle of researching, choosing and scheduling an electrician.
SUHNER Manufacturing Inc
SUHNER Mfg., Inc. added a new feature to their Silent Flexible Shafts. A special coating on the square of the flexible shaft eliminates backlash noise and dampens vibrations transmitted from the motor and gearbox, resulting in a virtually silent seat operation without adding weight. Like the regular Silent Shafts, also the shafts with the specially coated ends are ecologically sustainable as all components are recyclable and as they operate under dry conditions (no grease or other lubricant is needed). Also the manufacturing process is environmentally friendly, without the use of any glue or other harmful chemicals.
Sumida America Components
Sumida Group manufactures electronic components and modules that are based on coils i.e. inductive technology. These components and modules are used in a range of markets (automotive, consumer electronics, renewable energy, medical technology, etc.). In the automotive market place Sumida thrives in the safety, hybrid and electric vehicle area. Products specifically designed for Automotive hybrid technology are our RPS (rotor position sensor technology) used to sense the position of the electric motor. Also our magnetic coils used in battery charger and power applications in both hybrids and electric vehicles.
Mingzhi is focused on the development and pruduction of complicated and high requirement aluminum automotive castings, such as engine castings, new energy automotive casting parts. As a real expert of gravity die casting and precision sand casting process, Mingzhi is not only OEM, but also ODM. "Fair and Win-Win" principal is the base for Mingzhi to cooperate with the customers. "Keeping innovating, offering the best solutions for customers and benefiting the society eventually" is our strong vision which is inspiring the whole Mingzhi team. Mingzhi is consistently committed to the vision and will continue to be in the future!
Synergeering Group LLC
Synergeering Group LLC provides unrivalled functional plastic prototype parts, specializing in intake manifolds. Eliminating the need for expensive tooling and long lead times, Synergeering Group produces your parts directly from a CAD model in just days! Using proprietary Laser Sintering pre and post-processing techniques, Synergeering Group LLC is able to produce fully functional intakes, meaning they can be run on dyno engines or on the track to obtain crucial data for your specific design intentions. Our delivered product is smooth and insoluble to fuels, coolant, oil, and chemicals both inside and out. We can also deliver our product "ready-to-run" with all ancillary components (threaded inserts, compression limiters, etc.) robustly installed. A leak rate of less than 4 cc/min at -50KPA and a static water burst of as much as 7 Bar are possible on conventional designs. Our customers can expect continued use from our intakes, since repeated heat cycles actually strengthen our parts. Synergeering Group's intake manifolds have comparable acoustic correlation to production Nylon 6 - 30% GF intakes. Ultimately, Synergeering Group's intakes can get you through the iteration process and all the way to final tooling, reducing the customers lead time for development.
University of Houston - Texas Diesel Testing & Research Center
This unique testing center is staffed with engineers and faculty from the highly ranked department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Houston. The Diesel Center has research capabilities spanning bench scale testing of emerging technologies to full scale testing of heavy duty diesel vehicles. A Center with this range of capabilities is very unique especially in a University setting.. This gives graduate students and post doctoral fellows a chance to utilize this highly specialized equipment for their research.
In a time when automotive companies must produce safe, stylish and reliable customer-centric vehicles at lower development costs and quicker time to market, our Vehicle Program Development (VPD) group offers customized, multidimensional development of automotive products from concept to launch. The goal is to produce world-class vehicles that reflect the needs of automotive companies and end customers in mature and emerging automotive markets.
VPD's multidimensional scope of services, based on our intuitive deep market knowledge and experience across several continents, includes:
The automotive world is changing rapidly, with consumers expecting a greater range of in-vehicle services, including enhanced sensory feedback, real-time information access, and superior entertainment capabilities. These consumer demands are driving an industry-wide move towards a "connected vehicle" HMI / IVI open source, Linux-based platforms capable of supporting these growing needs. With a staff that has collectively acquired hundreds of years of cross-platform Android and MeeGo development experience, we are ideally placed to support this evolution. Our solutions include; Engineering Services, MMI, Infotainment, Telematics, Connectivity and Maintenance.
TESIS DYNAware Technische Simulation Dynamischer Systeme GmbH
TESIS DYNAware is your key to cutting-edge technology solutions for vehicle simulation. For more than 18 years, the automotive industry has been benefiting from the efficiency-enhancing simulation solutions of TESIS DYNAware in the development of electronic control units and components. TESIS DYNAware core competencies are simulation solutions for new engine and powertrain concepts, driving dynamics control systems, driver assistance systems, for energy management and full vehicle simulation. The products and services of TESIS DYNAware are focused on sustainably supporting your innovation and development processes, as is well-documented in numerous customer references. In accordance with this objective, TESIS DYNAware integrates your simulation models and work processes together with TESIS DYNAware model components and process tools into an overall simulation solution. This experience in model integration and our process expertise have been combined to form the DYNA4 simulation framework. Learn more at booth 543!
Texas Economic Development
Texas Economic Development will feature 7 technologies from several companies: ActaCell Inc, displaying its high-powered, rechargeable lithium batteries, Turbo Trac USA Inc and its energy conservation technology, ALPS Automotive and its University partnership, Lynntech's hydrogen fuel cell technology, Secure Origins' software, Veros Systems' monitoring and assessment technology, Agile Planet and its universal operating software and Peterbilt Motor's hybrid technology.
Theodore & Associates LLC
Traditionally, automobiles have been assembled utilizing either Unitized or Body-on-Frame construction. Uni-Chassis creates a new way of manufacturing vehicles that can be lighter, less expensive and more flexible than current vehicle architectures. By connecting stressed front and rear powertrain/suspension structures to a rigid backbone, the frame can be eliminated. Advantages include:
Third Wave Systems
Third Wave Systems provides material-based machining modeling software and services used by aerospace, automotive, and cutting tool companies to optimize machining processes. Using computer-aided engineering technologies, TWS software simulates the machining process before commencing physical tests, optimizing process parameters with consideration for existing equipment and tool and workpiece limitations - reducing overall production times. Material physics-based optimization features within the software apply high performance machining methods to existing processes with proprietary methods for attaining optimum design and manufacturing parameters. TWS' flagship product, AdvantEdge FEM, was the first commercially-available machining simulation software to combine finite element analysis (FEA) with a custom material model. AdvantEdge Production Module was introduced in 2003, allowing users to analyze and optimize NC programs. Technology interfaces with industry-leading CAD/CAM packages for seamless integration with current design cycle processes, automatically suggesting parameter improvements with consideration for material properties, cutting tool geometries, toolpath approach, and calculated tool forces and temperatures.
Former transmissions were both technically and structurally almost impossible to apply on products that use a motor. TH-Mission is very small and simple in structure so it solves not only the difficulties to apply to any machines powered by a motor but also the problems of former engine-powered transmissions. TH-Mission improves energy efficiency with better performance, saves a lot of space, has a wide range of applicable areas, and is the only transmission powered by a motor. TH-Mission is approximately five times smaller than the current automatic transmission and it is a simple assembly of gears so it is expected that TH-Mission will reduce manufacturing, costs maintenance costs, and gas emission. TH-Mission does not creates shift shock whatsoever and operates same as CVT from drivers perspective which makes driving much more convenient and comfortable. Furthermore, its energy efficiency is excellent so that it will be cheaper to drive cars equipped with TH-Mission.
TI Automotive will highlight its 2010 Automotive News PACE award-winning Dual Channel Single Stage (DCSS) pump and motor assembly. DCSS is the industry's first high-pressure, high-flow turbine fuel pump. It uniquely features two parallel sets of high-pressure turbine blades on a single impeller, giving it a broad dynamic range that improves fuel economy, performance and reduces fuel system complexity. DCSS technology is very adaptable and enables automakers to use a single fuel pump family to cover multiple engine applications, from 3-cylinder range extender engines in hybrid electric vehicle applications to high-performance V-12 cylinder sports cars. In addition, TI Automotive will display and demonstrate their innovative new plastic blow molding manufacturing process called Tank Advanced Process Technology (TAPT) as well as several other technologies.
TM4's new electric powertrain is branded under the TM4 MΦTIVE™ series as: MΦTIVE 200. This product recognizes the growing demand from OEMs and niche manufacturers for more powerful electric drivetrain solutions. This new product, will allow TM4 to supply its customers with a new system using the cutting-edge technology, patented motor design and the latest Isolated Gate Transistors (IGBT) to deliver the industry's highest specific power and torque densities. This results in a powerful, yet very compact, electric power train.
Torino Chamber of Commerce
The presence of the Torino Chamber of Commerce will be focused on the theme of the sustainable mobility, aiming at increasing the value of Piemonte as fruitful territory for excellence application projects according to competences and technologies. The theme will highlight: opportunities resulting from the development of a group of vehicles intended for the eco-sustainable urban mobility through the development of new structures, the introduction of the materials and the application of new technologies both in the vehicle and Powertrain fields, as well as the introduction of new technologies linked to Infomobility and the management of transportation system and intelligent traffic .
Transportation Research Center Inc
TRC Inc. is a world-class supplier of unbiased automotive test services, including: vehicle barrier crashes; component impact simulation; emissions, fuels, additives and lubricants; durability, dynamics, durability; fuel economy devices; and performance of highway barriers and materials, as well as the testing of aircraft components. Our unique management operations provides customers with options of performing their own testing or having TRC Inc. provide turn-key testing and staffing services. TRC Inc. is available, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, to any organization needing an automotive testing facility. Our breadth of services include virtually every type of support provided at manufacturer's own testing facilities, but in a controlled independent environment that includes professional personnel, test equipment and instrumentation, fabrication, photography. Many of the test courses correlate to other worldwide proving grounds test facilities. Turn-key testing can be accomplished by TRC Inc. staff, or the customer may utilize the facilities and services provided by TRC Inc. to conduct their own testing."
Truwin has a series of innovative, non-contact sensors. Our product line offers high durability, no abrasion, high- reliability sensors at a lower cost to customers. Find out more by visiting our booth in the Innovators Only Exhibit at World Congress!
The Ubisense Assembly Control System (ACS) is based on Ubisense's ultra-wideband (UWB), real-time location system (RTLS) technology. The Ubisense ACS enables automotive manufacturers to spatially automate torque tool operation and tie results directly to particular VINs so that critical torque data is accurately captured and that fastening processes are error-free. Ubisense's RTLS technology enables automobile manufacturers to track the location of each vehicle and tool within six inches of accuracy throughout assembly lines that stretch beyond a mile and to tie torque to VIN with 99.999% accuracy.
On a line controlled by the UbisenseACS, tags on the vehicle are automatically associated to the VIN so that any downstream process can be automated. Instead of wasting time with error prone bar code scans or relying on slow, cumbersome encoders precise vehicle location is always known via UWB signals with accuracy of a few inches. The Ubisense system uses a highly sophisticated dual measurement of RF signal characteristics to precisely pinpoint the location of each tag/VIN. When a similar Ubisense tag is attached to each tool, the Ubisense software is able to automate tool enabling and disabling based on the exact VIN being worked on. Now wireless tools can be virtually tethered and still maintain certainty for torque records.
The ACS system is ideal for flexible lines. Highly customizable products can be manufactured with certainty that proper P-set and process were followed. Integration to the MES system via ACS removes the possibility of human error or process breakdown.
US Department of Transportation
U.S. DOT is exploring the development and of a fully connected transportation system that is based on wireless communication between all vehicles on the road the surrounding infrastructure such as traffic signals, work zones and grade crossings. The technology has tremendous implications for vehicle safety. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) connected vehicle technology has the potential to address 81 percent of unimpaired vehicle crashes and 72 percent of unimpaired heavy truck accidents. U.S. DOT's Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is doing the necessary research so that NHTSA can make an informed decision about the future of this technology in 2013. Connected vehicles combine leading edge technologies - GPS, Wi-Fi, wireless sensors, and dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) using the 5.9 GHz band allocated by the Federal Communications Commission - to enable high-speed, real-time communication between moving vehicles, transportation infrastructure, and mobile devices. Exhibit will showcase the latest information available from U.S. DOT on its connected vehicle research initiative and showcase the V2V and V2I Technology Test Bed. View more details.
US Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program
The U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Program (VTP) is helping provide solutions to America's transportation challenges. In 2009, movement of goods and people in America consumed 13 million barrels of oil per day, representing 70% of total U.S. oil consumption and more than twice the amount of crude oil produced domestically. Oil dependence makes the nation vulnerable to supply disruptions and rising prices, while petroleum-powered transportation generates air pollution and onethird of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing transportation's dependence on oil is vital for achieving U.S. economic and environmental goals.
Vicon Motion Systems
The Vicon Tracker / Bonita solution allows customers to routinely analyze the tasks associated with manufacturing operations in automotive and aerospace applications as well as the ergonomics of the driver using the vehicle. A subject can be measured quickly and easily using the simple to attach rigid bodies provided for the solution. These rigid bodies provide the system with known layouts of tracking markers that can be identified by the system in real time - very reliably and consistently. This results in quality data, all of the time.
Whether it is an ingress/egress or an assembly task being studied, the rigid bodies can be placed to suit the application. This is done without any complicated or time consuming measurement or subject calibration.
Victrex Polymer Solutions
The net shape injection molded PEEK polymer gear for an engine mass balance system reduces capital expenditures, lead time, provides efficiency improvements and improves NVH (noise/vibration/harshness) performance. This gear will replace high quality ground metallic gears in the harsh environment of an internal combustion engine.
It will also reduce the cost of capital equipment required to make high quality ground gears and lead time to acquire such equipment. The gears can effectively be molded by using standard high quality injection molding equipment.
Wards Automotive Group
Ward's Automotive Group is a leading information provider for the auto industry, publishing Ward's AutoWorld magazine and administering the premium website WardsAuto.com. Other titles include the weekly newsletter Wardís Automotive Reports and twice-monthly title Ward's Engine and Vehicle Technology Update. In addition, Ward's holds North Americaís only conference devoted to automotive interiors: the Ward's Auto Interiors Conference, to be held May 19 at the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn, MI.
WWJ Newsradio 950
WWJ Newsradio 950 is Detroit's exclusive all-news station. Nearly 800,000 people depend on WWJ Newsradio 950 each day for the latest news, business reports, traffic, weather and sports. More than just the basics, WWJ offers comprehensive coverage of southeast Michigan's economy, automotive industry, technology, and culture. WWJ provides a highly credible platform to influence decision-makers, from the family room to the boardroom.
Xixia Automobile Water Pump Co Ltd
Xixia Water Pump is the biggest auto water pump manufacturer in China and one of the biggest exhaust manifolds manufacturers in China. We have introduced Magma software from Germany to support the casting process. We greatly improved our product developing capabilities by ourselves or with outside cooperation. We have built extensive cooperation relationship with GM, SGMW, PSA, Chery, Geely, Dongfeng Motor, Yuchai etc. Recent patents include water pump of excluding fake leaking, blade interleaving of pump impeller, surface oxidation ways of iron exhaust manifolds.
Youngshin Precisions' Electronic Vacuum Pump will be featured in their booth at World Congress. This is an ECU integrated Vacuum Pump operating by vacuum software signal only when the engine vacuum is too low. This durable, high performance pump is essentially failure-free from over-voltage, over-current and mal-function.
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What is the Innovators Only Challenge? Prospective exhibitors are required to submit a written profile outlining their company's innovative product or service. Once received, a panel of automotive technology experts review the profiles based on criteria that includes: solution provided; product/ service differentiator; significance of product/service to their company, customers, industry, environment, and end consumer; collaborative efforts, if any, impacting the development of the innovative product or service.
Review Panelists include representatives from:
BMW of North America, LLC Chrysler Group LLC Ford Motor Company General Motors Company Honda R & D Americas, Inc. National Automotive Center Nissan Automotive Engineering International