SAE 2013 Hybrid Powertrain Complexity and Maintainability Symposium

October 22-23, 2013

Dearborn, Michigan, USA

Doubletree Hotel Detroit/Dearborn

With increased emphasis on reducing the consumption of energy in vehicles, energy management has become one of the most critical topics being addressed in the industry today. The demand for reduced energy consumption in vehicles is growing at a rapid pace, and it is no longer a trend, but rather a requirement.

The two-day SAE 2013 Hybrid Powertrain Complexity and Maintainability Symposium, part of the SAE 2013 Vehicle Energy Management and Advanced Powertrain Forum will address two growing concerns in HEV production and adoption – maintainability and complexity of the hybrid powertrain.

The maintainability day focuses on the maintenance of these powertrains. What are technicians in the field finding and how are colleges and technical schools planning to train these needed and highly-specialized professionals.

The complexity day will look at how these systems have evolved and how we should manage them in the future. It will further focus on what could happen to second and third owners as their powertrains wear out and suffer catastrophic failures.

A closer look at the event topics:
  • To Consolidate or Not To Consolidate Components
  • Proper Assessment of Powertrain Problems
  • Most Common Problems Found in Hybrid Powertrains
  • Benchmarking Drivetrains
  • Managing Electronic Control Units (ECUs)
  • Simplifying Wire-Routing and Making Connections
  • The Technicians Speak
  • The State of Training – How Educational Institutions Are Developing Courses
  • What Commercial Fleets Are Finding

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