September 25-28, 2017
Garden Grove (Anaheim), California, USA
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
Keynote SpeakersAnnette Hebert
Chief, Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations and Science (ECARS) Division
California Air Resources Board "Real World Emissions, Is it Time to Evolve the Role of Onboard Diagnostics?" Onboard diagnostics (OBD) has been a great tool in detecting emission control issues on in-use vehicles and assisting in their repairs. But is it time to evolve OBD beyond just a diagnostic tool to help track real-world emission performance? As sensors become more advanced, it is time to consider expanding the OBD system to a system that tracks real-world emission performance of motor vehicles across all modes of operation and determine the true emission impacts of the fleet. As a Division Chief in the Mobile Source program for CARB since 2006, Annette Hebert has been instrumental in modernizing the certification program, enhancing light- and heavy-duty in-use programs, ensuring the success of emission warranty programs, and identifying and correcting performance gaps in vehicle technology such as improvements in the application of selective catalytic reduction through rigorous certification and field assessment activities. Hebert also has oversight of the State of California’s Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) Program. The ACC includes the Low Emission Vehicle program, which is aimed at reducing criteria pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions from the light-duty fleet, and the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, which is aimed at promoting the transformation of the vehicle fleet through the introduction of advanced vehicle technology. She also directs all activities of the Haagen-Smit Laboratory in El Monte, CA, where light-duty vehicles, motorcycles, small off-road engines, and other products are evaluated for their contribution to air pollution impacts through measuring their exhaust, evaporative, and speciated chemical emissions. Hebert has a degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Louisiana and joined ARB in 1989.