SAE 2013 Energy Management Symposium

Technical Session Schedule

Monday, October 21

Expert Panel Discussion: Total Vehicle Energy Management
(Session Code: EMS700)

Room Erie, Ontario, Huron  10:00 a.m.

The panelists will present information and provide insight related to 48V Systems, Vehicle Weight Saving Technologies, Tire Road-Load Reduction, “Smart” Electrical Load / Recharge Management, and Advanced Guidance Systems for traffic flow management

Chairpersons - Dan Boxeth, Nizar Trigui, Ford Motor Co.
Panelists -
Rajat Aggarwal, Michelin Americas R & D Corp.
Erica Klampfl, Ford Motor Co.
Ronald P. Krupitzer, AISI Steel Market Development Institute
Scott R. Pajtas, Michelin North America Inc.
Joachim Wolschendorf, FEV Inc.

Time Paper No. Title
Importance of Low Rolling Resistance Tires in Reducing Energy Consumption of Future Vehicles
According to World Energy Outlook 2010, about 27 percent of the total energy consumed worldwide is used for road transport. Under the pressure of dramatic CO2 reduction objectives, the vehicle technologies are evolving rapidly with an objective to reduce energy consumption by increasing overall powertrain efficiency and reducing the need for power. Apart from improving the engine and drivetrain efficiency, the vehicles are now shifting from internal combustion engine to hybrid and fully electric technology. The need for power can be reduced by reducing vehicle inertia, rolling resistance and aerodynamic drag. Of the fuel used by passenger cars today, up to 20 percent is directly related to tire rolling resistance. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working to finalize a new regulation for the US that will establish consumer information and labeling requirements for tire performances namely Rolling Resistance, Traction and Wear. This presentation aims at understanding Rolling Resistance and its impact on fuel consumption for different powertrain architectures. It also discusses the contribution of tire to overall vehicle inertia and aerodynamic drag of the vehicle.
Scott R. Pajtas, Michelin North America Inc.; Rajat Aggarwal, Michelin Americas R & D Corp.
Total Vehicle Energy Management
All Automotive manufacturers are faced with a future where regulators and consumers will demand that automotive products consume less fuel while delivering increasing capabilities, all at an affordable cost. In other words, future vehicles will have to demonstrate that their impact on global resources is “sustainable”. This presentation outlines the strategic case for sustainability looking at three stakeholders: shareholders, consumers and society as a whole. Additionally, this presentation explores key areas of the vehicle itself, outside of the Powertrain and / or Hybrid system that contribute to how efficiently energy is utilized. Intelligent, strategic planning and tactical implementation of methods and technologies in these areas will enable new powertrain technologies to be utilized to their maximum potential as part of delivering both a sustainable product to the consumer and a sustainable business for the foreseeable future.
Nizar Trigui, Dan Boxeth, Ford Motor Co.
The Significance of Materials in Total Vehicle Energy and Life-Cycle Emissions Management
The recent corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and emissions regulations scheduled through 2025 have sparked a full-court press by carmakers and suppliers in nearly all areas of vehicle technology to achieve compliance. While powertrain efficiency gains are clearly a priority, improvements in other fields to reduce vehicle energy demands are also important. Materials, particularly those capable of reducing vehicle mass, can make significant contributions to vehicle fuel economy. The complete role of materials in managing life-cycle energy and emission is best accomplished with life-cycle assessment (LCA) which accounts for the energy and emissions associate with the manufacturing, use, and end-of-life phases of a vehicle. Examples are given of how LCA can avoid unintended consequences as we make vehicles more fuel efficient.
Ronald P. Krupitzer, AISI Steel Market Development Institute
Mobility’s influence on Advanced Guidance Systems
The city ecosystem and urban consumer needs are driving a transition from traditional driving to broader adoption of advanced guidance technologies. The urban environment is transforming itself: trends in populations, pressures on resources, and the incredible increase in data/computing are shaping new responses to the relevant issues of transportation networks and traffic within the city. These trends and market responses are democratizing data and city infrastructure to improve use of the city. This presentation will review a few relevant mobility trends from the city that are affecting advanced guidance systems.
Erica Klampfl, Eric Wingfield, Ford Motor Co.
Vehicle Level "Smart" Electrical Load / Recharge Management
As the future fuel economy requirements are becoming increasingly challenging, every possible consumer of energy in the vehicle needs to be optimized. Even without extensive electrification of the vehicle, the electric system offers the potential for fuel economy gains. This presentation will review some opportunities for the electric system optimization, and will compare actual vehicle data
Joachim Wolschendorf, FEV Inc.