SAE 2015 Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress

October 6-8, 2015

Rosemont, Illinois, USA

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Executive Panels

Getting to Zero Software Defects Panel
Sponsored by MathWorks
Tuesday, October 6
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Organizers: Wensi Jin, Mathworks; Mike Doseck, DaVinci Tech Gp; Michele Kaiser, John Deere; Graham Weller, PACCAR

Theme: Embedded software is an integral part of every commercial vehicle. It already is in virtually every system for emission reduction, fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort. Successful and consistent management of software quality will make the difference between smooth integration of systems with their software and cost/schedule overruns with potential field issues. This global panel discussion brings together senior managers of electronics and embedded software to discuss best practices for and lessons learned in areas such as:
  • Verifying and validating early systems and software
  • Implementing functional safety standards with traceability
  • Establishing a culture and processes for software quality improvements
  • Testing active safety systems
  • Reusing software through standard architecture such as AUTOSAR
  • Managing variants and parameters.

Paul Skalny, President & CEO, Fortress17 LLC

Timothy Burns, Advanced Flight Deck Avionics Group Head, Gulfstream Aerospace
Ashley Greer, Manager of Process and Tools, John Deere Enterprise Electronics Group
Mike Repko, Engineering Manager, PACCAR Technical Center
Ö. Artagun Yesildere, Technology Global Safety Coordinator & North America Safety Leader, Engine Management Systems, Automotive, Robert Bosch LLC

Greenhouse Gas Legislation Executive Panel
Sponsored by Delphi
Wednesday, October 7
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Organizers: Willard Cutler, Corning; Chris Mays, BorgWarner; Brian Walker, AVL; Graham Weller, PACCAR

Theme: This panel will discuss the goals and challenges of the forthcoming greenhouse gas legislation for On-Highway Commercial Vehicles. The panel will include representatives from the significant stakeholders of the legislation including the regulators, the voice of the concerned community, as well as the OEM's and suppliers tasked with implementation of the technology to meet the regulations. The panelists will present their perspectives and join the discussion of the challenges with regards to technology and delivery of results, contrasted with the needs of the government and community for a reduction in greenhouse gases. On-Highway Commercial vehicles pose unique challenges with respect to the diverse range of product applications and business demands for the transportation of goods and delivery of services. Our communities deserve a healthy and sustainable environment. Government legislators are tasked with finding reasonable, achievable standards that will enable a sensible balance between commerce and the environment.

Andrew Brown, Jr., National Academies / BEES

Landon Sproull, General Manager, PACCAR Engines
David Cooke, Vehicle Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists
David Kayes, Executive Engineer, Daimler Trucks North America LLC
Nic Lutsey, Program Director, International Council on Clean Transport
Matthew Spears, Center Director, Heavy-duty Diesel Standards Assessment & Standards Division, Office of Transportation of Air Quality, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
John Wall, Vice President & Chief Technical Officer, Cummins

From Vehicles to What? Innovation in Material Processing and Movement
Sponsored by Cummins
Thursday, October 8
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Organizers: Paul Menig, Tech-I-M; Tom Howell, Jake Brake; Myra Blanco, VT: Mark Jensen, Vector; Alan Berger, Volvol, Graham Weller, PACCAR

Technology such as autonomous vehicles, real-time telematics, v2v and v2i is available today, enabled by cheap sensors and computing augmented with data processing and machine decision making. What will tomorrow bring for familiar commercial challenges such as material processing in agriculture and off-highway and material movement such as freight and mining raw material?

This expert panel will describe their vision of the future, addressing questions such as:
  • How will different industries vary in their adoption and approach?
  • What are the implications to infrastructure and society?
  • What will drive development in core technologies?
  • Can legislation and standardization be leveraged to assist with focusing innovation?

Paul Menig, CEO, Tech-I-M

Amelia Regan, Professor, Computer Science and Transportation
Systems Engineering at University of California, Irvine
Derek Kaufman, President, C3 Networks Inc.
Dave Ross, VP Advanced Engineering for Construction Equipment, Volvo
Gary Duncan, CTO, Econolite Group
Ellen Partridge, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology, U.S. Dept. of Transportation