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2017-04-07 ...
  • April 7, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Lighting Emitting Diode (LED), a new generation semiconductor light source often referred to as Solid-State Lighting (SSL), has been broadly adopted in illumination, display, visualization, and other areas due to its higher efficacy and longer life. LEDs, first introduced for automotive interior applications such as indicators, expanded to exterior applications including center high mounted stop lamps and other automotive signal lighting devices. Today, LED technologies are being used for night vision, occupancy detection, and many other automotive application areas.
2017-04-06
Event
Presentations of this session will address application and research on coatings for exterior body and plastics (including polycarbonate) as well as vehicle interiors and underbody/underhood. Focus will be on the 3-10 year timeframe.
2017-04-06
Event
Presentations of this session will address application and research on coatings for exterior body and plastics (including polycarbonate) as well as vehicle interiors and underbody/underhood. Focus will be on the 3-10 year timeframe.
2017-04-06 ...
  • April 6, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
It has not been commonly known that automotive exterior lights are safety devices and must comply with governmental regulations. Since the 1930s, the SAE Lighting Standards Committee has been actively working with the automotive industry OEMs, lamp makers, tier-two suppliers, and human factor experts to develop automotive lighting standards. These standards have been widely used or referenced by the U.S. federal or state governments in establishing and enforcing the lighting regulations.
2017-04-05
Event
Visual perception continues to be a critical aspect of overall driver performance. This session offers presentations highlighting new developments designed to provide better support for driver rearward vision, better understanding of how to measure light and its effects on drivers’ eyes, and better understanding of how drivers accomplish the visually difficult task of negotiating intersections.
2017-04-05
Event
These papers highlight the interaction of driver vision - which is itself characterized by complexity, flexibility, and high levels of performance—with ever more sophisticated vision technologies to support driver vision. In particular, LED technology continued to advance in the past year, leading to broader lighting applications. Topics covered include lighting design strategy, lighting thermal management, driver fields of view, and characteristics of camera/display systems.
2017-04-03 ...
  • April 3-4, 2017 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Detroit, Michigan
Training / Education Classroom Seminars
Since the invention of the automobile, lighting has been an important subsystem on all ground vehicles. Automotive lighting is vital to passenger safety, comfort and vehicle styling. The technology used in automotive lighting has rapidly expanded to make the lighting more value added, safer and pleasing to customers. This seminar provides broad information about automotive lighting systems with emphasis on lighting functions, effectiveness, and technologies. The intent is to assist attendees to gain sufficient knowledge about automotive lighting and its importance in overall vehicle design and development.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0363
Karthik Ramaswamy, Vinay L. Virupaksha, Jeanne Polan, Biswajit Tripathy
EPP foams are most commonly used in automotive applications for pedestrian protection and to meet low speed bumper regulatory requirements. In today’s automotive world the design of vehicles are predominantly driven by CAE. This makes it necessary to have validated material model for EPP foams in order to simulate and predict performance under various loading conditions. Since most of the automotive OEMs depend on local material suppliers for their global vehicle applications it is necessary to understand the variation in mechanical properties of the EPP foams and their effect on performance predictions. In this paper, EPP foams from three suppliers across global regions are characterized to study the inter-supplier variation in mechanical properties. In order to understand the effect of inter-supplier variation on vehicle performance, LSDYNA rate dependent material model is developed and validated for low speed and pedestrian protection load cases.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1538
Jiaye Gan, Longxian Li, Gecheng Zha, Craig Czlapinski
This paper conducts numerical simulation and wind tunnel testing to study the passive jet boat tail(JBT) drag reduction flow control for a heavy duty truck rear view mirror. The JBT passive flow control technique is to introduce a flow jet by opening an inlet in the front of a bluff body, accelerate the jet via a converging duct and eject the jet at an angle toward the center of the base surface. The high speed jet flow entrains the free stream flow to energize the base flow, increase the base pressure, reduces the wake size, and thus reduce the drag. A baseline heavy duty truck rear view mirror is used as reference. The mirror is then redesigned to include the JBT feature without violating any of the variable mirror position geometric constraints and internal control system volume requirement. The wind tunnel testing was conducted at various flow speed and yaw angles.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0143
Neelakandan Kandasamy, Steve Whelan
During cabin warm-up, effective air distribution by vehicle climate control systems plays a vital role. For adequate visibility to the driver, major portion of the air is required to be delivered through the defrost center ducts to clear the windshield. Which results in thermal interaction between warm air delivered from the HVAC unit and the cold windshield. This creates thermal losses since the windshield acts as a heat sink, which delays the heating of passenger compartment causing delay in time to providing thermal comfort to the passenger. Thus it becomes essential to predict the effect of different windscreen defrost characteristics and its impact on occupant thermal comfort. In this paper, sensitivity analysis is carried for different windscreen defrosts characteristics like ambient conditions modes of operation; change in material properties along with occupant thermal comfort is predicted. An integrated 1D/3D CFD approach is proposed to evaluate the same.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1529
Nicholas Simmonds, John Pitman, Panagiotis Tsoutsanis, Karl Jenkins, Adrian Gaylard, Wilko Jansen
Cooling drag has traditionally proven to be a difficult flow phenomenon to predict using computational fluid dynamics. With the advent of grille shutter systems, the need to accurately pre-dict this quantity during vehicle development has become more pressing. A comprehensive study is presented in the paper of three automotive models with different cool-ing drag deltas using the commercial CFD solver STARCCM+. The notchback DrivAer model with under-hood cooling provides a popular academic benchmark alongside two fully-engineered production cars; a large saloon (Jaguar XJ) and an SUV (Land Rover Range Rover). Previous studies detail the differences in the flow field; highlighting the interaction between the exiting under-hood cooling flow, and the wheel and base wakes for open and closed grilles.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1531
Keiichi Taniguchi, Akiyoshi Shibata, Mikako Murakami, Munehiko Oshima
This paper describes a study of drag reduction devices for production pick-up trucks with a frame structure. First, the flow structure around a pick-up truck was investigated and studied, focusing in particular on the flow between the cabin and tailgate. It was found that flow structure around the tailgate was closely related with aerodynamic drag. The low drag flow structure was found by flow analysis and the separation angle at the roof end was important to realize the flow structure. While proceeding with the development of new production model, a technical issue of the flow structure involving sensitivity to the vehicle velocity was identified concerning optimization at the roof end shape. A tailgate spoiler was examined for solving this issue. It was shown to be effective on real roads where there are corners and crosswinds by measurement of yaw dependence of drag reduction by the spoiler.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1366
Jeffrey Muttart, Swaroop Dinakar, Jeffrey Suway, Michael Kuzel, Timothy Maloney, Wayne Biever, Toby Terpstra, Tilo Voitel, David Cavanaugh, T.J. Harms
More than half all pedestrian fatalities occur at night. To address this problem, in the 1950s through 1970s Blackwell conducted considerable research that showed that a way to account for the limitations related to drivers’ expectancies at night would be to limit a driver’s time to view the forward roadway. The reduced information during the limited exposure time became a surrogate for the limited information available to on-road drivers at night. With the release of the SHRP-2 naturalistic database, we are able to see how drivers responded to in-road obstacles at night such as animals, bicyclists, pedestrians, and tree limbs. Using the naturalistic response data as a baseline, safe closed road recognition methodology was developed. The closed road study built upon the early nighttime recognition work by Blackwell, the observers were allowed to view the forward roadway for 1 or ¼ second.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0507
Christian K. Riener, Anna-Elisabeth Raab, Gerald Luckeneder, Martin Rosner
In the last decade a new Zinc-Magnesium-Aluminium coating (ZM-coating) for HDG steel sheet was developed at voestalpine. Unlike the well-established ZnAlMg-coatings from Japan which have significant higher alloying contents (for building applications), this ZincMagnesium coating (ZM) is also specifically designed to meet the requirements of car manufacturers. voestalpine's ZM-coating (corrender) is already approved by many OEMs and is currently used in the car body as a substitute for GI. Typical applications are structural as well as exposed parts. The ZM-coating introduced by voestalpine is in the upper range of ZM-alloying compositions, which was set by SAE and VDA (German Association of the Automotive Industry) to be within 1.0 to 2.0 wt% Mg and 1.0 to 3.0 wt% Al. The properties of these “European” Zinc-Magnesium coatings are well comparable within this range.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1368
Jeffrey Aaron Suway, Steven Suway
Mapping the luminance values of a visual scene is of broad interest to accident reconstructionists, human factors professionals, and lighting experts. Such mappings are useful for a variety of purposes, including determining the effectiveness and appropriateness of lighting installations, and performing visibility analyses for accident case studies. One of the most common methods for mapping luminance is to use a spot type luminance meter. This requires individual measurements of all objects of interest and can be extremely time consuming. Luminance cameras can also be used to create a luminance map. While luminance cameras will map a scene’s luminance values more quickly than a spot luminance meter, commercially available luminance cameras typically require long capture times during low illuminance (up to 30 seconds). Previous work has shown that pixel intensity captured by consumer-grade digital still cameras can be calibrated to measure luminance.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-0275
N. Obuli Karthikeyan, N. Prajitha, P. Sethu Madhavan
As the technology gets upgraded every day, automotive manufacturers are also paying more attention towards delivering a highly reliable product which performs its intended function throughout its useful life without any failure. To develop a reliable product, functional and durability testing is not only sufficient rather it should undergo various types of stresses at different levels, to identify its potential modes of failure. By reliability testing, most of the failure modes of a component can be analyzed and eliminated in the design stage itself, prior to production. In this paper, electrical relay of a commercial vehicle was taken up for study to analyze the causes for field failure and to estimate its reliable life in the customer operating conditions. Few of the field failure samples were tested for its performance characteristics with typical testing protocol and strip out experiment was carried out to analyze the various failure modes.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1359
Michael Hamm
Abstract Headlamp performance has changed in the last 20 years significantly. Sealed beam lamps were replaced by VHAD, VOR and VOL types, but still the optical input in terms of tungsten filament based luminous flux remained more stable. With Xenon discharge lamps and now LED the performance of a headlamp may vary strongly and thus the optical performance. Various rating systems have been developed to assess the quality of lamps and light distribution, some based on laboratory based data, some based on static or dynamic street test drives with online measurements and assessments. Basic interest is to understand the performance of the light for a real driver. This article will discuss the influence parameters on achieving a repeatable and precise rating as well as the outer influence that creates glare and varying seeing distance. Mostly mechanical headlamp and car conditioning will influence the result as well as human factors like aiming precision and aiming tolerances.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1360
John D. Bullough
Abstract Nighttime driving cannot be accomplished without vehicle headlighting. A growing body of evidence demonstrates the role of lighting on visual performance and in turn on nightttime driving safety in terms of crashes. Indirect impacts of lighting via comfort or other factors are less well understood, however. A two-part field study using real-world drivers of an instrumented vehicle was conducted to assess the potential role of oncoming headlight glare as a factor in driving behaviors that might be related to increased crash risks. In the first part of the study, drivers' behaviors when navigating through roadway intersections having different levels of crash risk were recorded in order to identify responses that were correlated with the risk level. In the second part, drivers were exposed to different levels of glare from oncoming headlights; several of the same risk-related behaviors identified in the first part of the study were exhibited.
2017-03-28
Technical Paper
2017-01-1356
Rainer Neumann
Abstract In the last years we recognize a big amount of innovative solutions in the field of automotive lighting and especially in front lighting systems. The major target to improve the light performance and to make driving at night safe is most important. The measure for the performance rating and the ability to compare different systems with a technology neutral process seems to be quite difficult. The legislation is looking for a simplification with clearly defined parameters for the future. Experimental test series recently published causing a lot of discussions as the sensitivity of the aiming of the headlamps can cause completely different performance test results. The paper will report on a study with various production vehicles, all in the same way initially aimed and prepared for all type of technologies.
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