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Alternative Energy for the Future

Tuesday, October 31
10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Ballroom (Room 1 & 2)

What is considered the standard commercial energy source: diesel fuel; will be challenged in the future. As the world competes for and attempts to ration the existing oil reserves, alternative forms of energy will reshape the world we operate in. The panel will discuss the energy options for the future and provide some insight as to what we may expect in the near future.

Organizers - Lois I. Boyd, Tenneco Automotive Inc.; Gary C. Hirschlieb, Robert Bosch Corporation

Moderators - Dave Baum, Dave Baum Media Training Group

Panelists -
Kevin D. Beaty, Eaton Corporation
Wendy Clark, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Reginald R. Modlin, Dir. of Environmental Affairs, DaimlerChrysler Corp.
Patsy Muzzell, US Army National Automotive Center
Frank S Gerry, BP Products North America

Spotlight on India Panel: Providing Engineering Solutions for the Commercial Vehicle Industry

Tuesday, October 31
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Technology Theater (Exhibit Hall)

Discussions focus on the Indian market: challenges and opportunities, R&D / Tractor / status of the industry, infrastructure and environment / emission concerns.

Organizers - Murli M. Iyer, SAE International

Moderators - Rodica Baranescu, International Truck and Engine Corporation

Panelists -
Atam Prakash Arya, Tata Motors, Ltd.
Sunil K. Chaturvedi, NATRIP
Sujit Das, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Pawan K. Goenka, Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.
Deepak T. Kapur, International Truck and Engine Corporation

Operator-Vehicle Interfaces: Technology Challenges Today and Tomorrow (Panel)

(Session Code: CV102)
Wednesday, November 1
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Theater (Exhibit Hall)

Operator-Vehicle Interface plays an important role in the success of most commercial vehicle operations. As technology develops, so do the challenges of managing this interface in terms of productivity, ergonomics, safety and operator satisfaction. This interactive panel discussion brings vehicle technology experts and end users together to share their experiences and visions of the future for the operator-vehicle interface. These combined perspectives on the promises, changes and challenges facing new technologies in the on- and off-highway markets will provide insights that will be applicable to designs, development, testing, and applications for the success stories of tomorrow.

Organizers - Deborah M. Freund, FMCSA; Steve W. Hartwig, Delphi Corp.; Dave Stafford, Caterpillar Trimble Control Technologies

Moderator - Deborah M. Freund, FMCSA

Panelists - Myra Blanco, Virginia Tech.; Elizabeth Bracci, Fedex Corp.; William Dooley, CNH America LLC; Josef Loczi, Freightliner LLC; Don Nehring, Fedex Corp.; Tim Tometich, McAninch Corp.; Glenn R. Widmann, Delphi Electronics and Safety

Global CEO Panel

Wednesday, November 1
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom (Room 1 & 2)

This discussion will focus on the challenge of globalization and how engineers and engineering play a role in successful globalization.

Organizers - Patrick E. Charbonneau, International Truck and Engine Corporation

Moderators - Daniel Ustian, Navistar International Corporation

Panelists -
Ulrich Dohle, Robert Bosch GmbH
John G. Sanderson, Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation
Paul Vikner, Mack Trucks Inc.
Peter Volanakis, Corning Inc.

Electronics Architecture (Panel)

(Session Code: CV104)
Thursday, November 2
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Technology Theater (Exhibit Hall)

These industry leaders will share the key electronic architecture trends impacting the future of electronics in the commercial vehicle industry. The experts will explain and discuss the trends regarding distributed v. centralized options, serial data communications, fault tolerance and diagnostics, and their impact on future electronic architecture designs and systems.

Organizers - Steve W. Hartwig, Delphi Corp.; Richard E. Kleine, Cummins Inc.

Moderators - Paul M. Menig, Freightliner LLC

Panelists - Kevin R. Carlstrom, International Truck and Engine Corp.; Daniel Henderson, Caterpillar Inc.; James Lenz, John Deere & Co.; Christopher A. Lupini, Delphi Electronics and Safety