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2015-01-22
This session will cover vehicle-to-infrastructure systems and their application. Dependability issues related to ECUs that control the operation of a vehicle’s active safety systems and power train will also be covered. New developments in embedded software and the dependability of consumer devices (telematics/infotainment/connectivity) will also be presented.
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2015-01-22
This session will cover recent developments in the field of automated vehicles and their design for functional safety. Automated vehicle functions of interest are those that provide varying levels of combined lateral and longitudinal control for a vehicle. Topics may include emerging safety-enhancing automated vehicle technologies; design methods to ensure their functional-safety; robust transition strategies for control authority between drivers and vehicles; effective driver status monitoring methods; life-cycle monitoring and maintenance of advanced control systems; advances in sensing and actuation technologies for vehicle automation; and safety performance metrics development and objective test design for automated vehicle functions. Presentations will also focus on reliability/life-cycle considerations.
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2015-01-22
This session will include an opportunity to hear the views from a range of stakeholders on the types of technologies and policy options which can improve fuel efficiency and reduce GHG emissions from the medium and heavy duty transportation sector. This will include view from manufacturers (OEMs and suppliers), users, and other stakeholders.
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2015-01-22
Regulatory requirements, including the RFS, Tier 3 emissions standards, California’s LCFS program and CAFE standards are creating incentives to adjust gasoline formulations to enable cleaner, more efficient, and less carbon-intensive vehicles for the future. At the same time, fuel producers must contend with changing feedstocks and attempt to balance product slates in a global marketplace. The emergence of new sources, including natural gas and light, tight oil and increased use of biofuels have also impacted fuel production and the related petrochemical sector. It’s a changing world; will gasoline formulations change in the years ahead? This session will explore issues surrounding the future of gasoline formulation as fuel producers respond to global fuel utilization pressures, changing feedstock properties, regulatory guidance, and consumer expectations.
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2015-01-22
Electric drive vehicles will have a key role and impact on achieving real-world carbon and petroleum reductions. This session will cover many of the key issues around the widespread introduction of these vehicles, including governments’ and manufacturers’ respective roles in creating and fostering a fledgling electric automotive market. Leading experts will discuss the electric drive vehicle market, advanced technology regulations, ways to “incentivize progress” by aligning regulatory structures with societal goals, and what this all means for electric drive technology and powertrain design moving forward. Panel members will give brief remarks followed by moderated discussion.
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2015-01-22
Advanced materials are essential for boosting the fuel economy of modern automobiles while maintaining safety and performance. The next generation of lightweight materials-including steels, aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber composites-could reduce vehicle weight substantially while maintaining safety and performance. Policy implications will also be discussed for recycling and light-weighting versus safety. Advanced materials also increase efficiency by enabling engine components to withstand the high pressures and temperatures of high-efficiency combustion regimes. Replacing the expensive materials used in electric motors and other drivetrain components with advanced materials is an important way to reduce the cost of electric-drive vehicles. Materials technologies figure prominently in increasing efficiency and reducing emissions across light- and heavy-duty vehicles and for many propulsion technologies.
Event
2015-01-22
In-depth research and data collection are key components that not only impact industry development and innovation of next generation advanced safety technologies, but also can inform policy-making decisions and potential future regulations. This session will feature a variety of current and future research areas that can assist industry and government stakeholders understand the technologies as applied in the real-world. Additionally, the session will also look at the next iteration of heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency regulations and its potential impact on safety. With an eye on the future, the session will also include presentations about next generation vehicle safety technologies and platooning networks.
Event
2015-01-21
This session will present recent research efforts on occupant restraints. Presentations may discuss seat belt assurance, recent front and rear seat research efforts and current issues for airbag design and reliability. Seat belt reminder systems and adaptive head restrains may be covered.
Event
2015-01-21
This session focuses on technologies for vehicle-to-vehicle communications and their applications to safety and driver assistance. Topics may be presented related to human factors guideline development, and potential influence on future regulations on active safety.
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2015-01-21
This session will be devoted real-world data collection systems, including NHTSA’s revision of NASS. Real-world data such as naturalistic driving (SHRP 2) will also be covered in this session. Data collection related to driver distraction will also be presented in this session.
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2015-01-21
This session will cover a variety of topics related to vehicle crashworthiness in frontal side, rear and rollover crashes. Specific topics may include dynamic rollover testing, the pole side impact GTR, and NHTSA and IIHS oblique and small overlap crash testing. The safety implications for new light weight vehicle designsmay also be covered in this session. Presentations may include those on the crashworthiness of special use vehicles such as “super-mini” vehicles tested by EuroNCAP.
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2015-01-21
This session covers test methods and metrics for rating the performance of crash avoidance technologies. Methodologies used or proposed by NCAP (U.S., Europe, and/or Japan), IIHS, Thatcham, and other standardized testing programs will be presented. Examples of crash avoidance technologies include lane departure warning, lane keep assist, crash imminent braking (CIB), dynamic brake assist, forward crash warning, adaptive lighting, and supporting research related to the potential benefits of these safety systems.
Event
2015-01-21
Future vehicles will become even more complex as the demand for fuel efficient, electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles lead to new technologies, materials and chemicals in vehicle manufacturing. Automobiles are ‘complex durable goods’ using thousands of chemicals and substances. Demands to ensure recycling of vehicle components leading to full vehicle recycling are increasing. This session will examine the future of recycling. In particular, it will focus on opportunities to explore technologies unique to the automotive industry related to overall recycling, emission benefits from manufacturing, disposal, repurposing, etc.
Event
2015-01-21
As both vehicles and vehicle systems become more sophisticated, today’s cars and light trucks are seeing greater use of technologies that yield emissions benefits not captured on a laboratory test cycle. Agency support for select off-cycle technologies has prompted innovative ideas for reducing CO2 emissions, boosting fuel economy and curbing greenhouse gas emissions that can save consumers money and provide auto companies with additional flexibility in how to comply with the regulations. Yet by the very nature of these technologies, comprehensive validation of such systems can prove challenging. This session explores the state of knowledge and research gaps needed to quantify and accurately account efficiency improvements, the near- and long-term benefits, and how these credits can incentivize technology deployment in the future.
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2015-01-21
Future vehicles will incorporate new technologies, new materials, chemicals and substances to meet aggressive emissions standards, self-driving vehicle safety requirements, and consumer demands. At the same time, federal & state regulators, plaintiffs’ attorneys, and consumers are adding more legal and regulatory activities for automobile manufacturers. This session will examine how the federal government is expanding its role in regulating the materials used in future vehicles (e.g., TSCA and CICA), how states are expanding their roles in regulating the vehicles and auto parts sold in their states, and how others are using this expanding regulatory sphere to address emerging issues of public health, safety and environmental protection.
Event
2015-01-21
Profound changes are underway under the hoods of our “conventional” passenger cars and light trucks, as a host of innovative new technologies aim to substantially boost fuel economy and reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. As we move toward the “midterm evaluation” of model year 2022-2025 standards, technology development and consumer response to these technologies is being closely watched. This session examines the state of these two issues and what it means for a future transition from near-term to long-term environmental technologies. Government and industry experts will weigh in on the opportunities and challenges facing the light duty sector, ongoing research and research gaps with an eye towards informing the forthcoming midterm evaluation, and consumers’ takes on the technologies that lie at the heart of the evolving fleet transformation.
Training / Education
2015-01-21
Today's transportation industries are facing multi-disciplinary challenges. The product design and development process challenges often contradict each other, for example cost, weight, quality and performance. A central challenge is the need for cost and mass reduction to compete in the global market, while continuing to meet all new and existing requirements for quality and performance. Accelerated Concept to Product (ACP) Process is a performance-driven, holistic, product design development method intended to create a balance between structure and strength, synchronizing the individual facets of the product development process.
Training / Education
2015-01-14
In today's economic environment, patents have become an increasingly important asset for both individuals and corporations. More and more, individuals and corporations, including those in the automotive and aerospace industries, are recognizing that revenue can be generated from their patent rights, whether those rights consist of a single patent, a family of patents or an entire portfolio. Indeed, some companies do not make or sell products; their entire revenue is derived from the licensing of their patents. Suffice it to say, licensing revenue has become a significant source of value in the global intellectual property economy.
Book
2015-01-07
This is the electronic format of the Journal.
Technical Paper
2015-01-01
Susan Sawyer-Beaulieu, Edwin K.L. Tam
Life-cycle assessments (LCAs) conducted, to date, of the end-of-life phase of vehicles rely significantly on assumed values and extrapolations within models. The end phase of vehicles, however, has become all the more important as a consequence of increasing regulatory requirements on materials recovery, tightening disposal restrictions, and the rapid introduction of new materials and electronics, all potentially impacting a vehicle’s efficacy for achieving greater levels of sustainability. This article presents and discusses selected research results of a comprehensive gate-to-gate life-cycle-inventory (LCI) of end-of-life vehicle (ELV) dismantling and shredding processes, constructed through a comprehensive and detailed case study, and argues that managing and implementing creative dismantling practices can improve significantly the recovery of both reusable and recyclable materials from end-of-life vehicles. Although the amount of parts and materials recovered and directed for reuse, remanufacturing or recycling may be as much as 11.6% by weight of the ELVs entering a dismantling process [1], greater rates of reuse and/or recycling may be achieved by the strategic management of the ELVs entering the dismantling process according to age.
Event
2014-12-18
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