Advancing Vehicle Development through Innovation

 

The Leadership Summit is a series of roundtable discussions developed by the Techncial Advisory Group of WCX™ World Congress on the “business of technology” such as technology development, consumer acceptance, regulation and their impact on vehicle design and development by technical executives in the mobility ecosystem.

Select Leadership Summit Roundtables will be recorded based upon panelist approval.  Please check Digital Content tab for details.

April 5

Tuesday

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Data - Navigating Complex and Conflicting Forces

If there’s a common thread that will weave the future of safe, automated and connected vehicles, it’s data. As vehicles become even more connected and everything and everyone will be generating data we will soon be drowning in data from all around. Buried in that data are incredibly valuable insights worth potentially billions of dollars, which is fueling an arms race in data collection in the industry. On the other hand, governments are increasingly demanding transparency from industry with increasing calls and mandates for data reporting. What are we to do? How can we manage and navigate these complex and conflicting forces?

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

SAE Level 2 - Taking stock of where we are at, what we have learned, and where we are going

The focus of this discussion is on the current state of SAE Level 2 based upon what we know now and how we are going to move forward in advancing customer utilization and acceptance for this level of automation. Discussion will include current state of ADAS technology, challenges of HMI, communication protocols, calibration/algorithm, AI, global deployment, as well as regulatory landscape.

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1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

EV Chargers and Electric Infrastructure

Smart Charging and Charging EMC/EMI needs to be concerned with issues and impacts to the Grid. The panel addresses the latest advances in EV charging infrastructure, including integration with the electric grid, focusing on upstream aspects of grid and utilities, coalition and partnership activities and ways consumers will access this infrastructure. Panelists to discuss Demand Charge Rates, Deployment Optimization for EVSE infrastructure - OEM and Utility engagement/perspective on top of site host/retail.

April 6

Wednesday

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

Sustainability…it’s in Everyone’s Business Interest

SAE has opened an Office of Sustainable Energy with the goal of assisting the mobility industry to getting to a zero-impact vehicle.   Board members of this office will address the critical issues of manufacturing, material sourcing, end of life, infrastructure, and the idea of developing a set of standards on “levels of vehicle sustainability”.

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1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Electrifying Drivelines and Transmissions: Balancing Today's Solutions with Tomorrow's Technology

Transmission and driveline innovations are integral to development of more fuel efficient, lower-emitting, and customer-pleasing vehicles. This panel will address new power-transmission solutions helping to make hybrid and battery-electric propulsion mainstream across global mobility markets. Additional conversation on how Electrification has become a dominant theme in new planetary automatics and e-axles, with a variety of motor-position choices (from P1 to P4) offering engineers greater flexibility for 2wd, 4wd and AWD development. Finally, discussion will address how fully electric drive modules incorporating transmission, e-motor, and inverter, are driving new approaches to propulsion-system packaging, while development of novel dual-clutch, continuously-variable, and automated-manual types continues at a heightened pace.

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April 7

Thursday

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.

Welcome

10:15 - 11:30 a.m.

The Future Powertrain-Propulsion Portfolio Challenge

Managing your Powertrain-Propulsion Portfolio? We have multiple choices for propulsion today and tomorrow - Traditional ICE, Hybrid, Hybrid-Electric, and Electric but how do you manage that for a successful future? What are the business and technology challenges that industry is going to face in the next 10 years? What impact will regulation, consumer acceptance, executive action, and continued low fuel prices have on the goal line for when industry moves to a minimum of all hybrid vehicle platforms? Come hear executives from OEMs and technology developers discuss when we will see that mass deployment and what regulatory, business and technology impacts need to occur in order to make that happen.
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2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Going to the Gemba: Faster. Smarter. Cooler. Safer.

This session will include frontline leaders of advanced automobility technology, product creation, design and manufacturing processes that are using racing and performance to solve problems, demonstrate technology and inspire the next generation of STEM and STEAM leaders around world. Topics will include the Indy Autonomous Challenge, Automated Driving, Military and Aerospace Technology Transfer, Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing programs and projects driving real-world Automobility 5.0 applications.

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2:45 - 4:00 p.m.

The Hydrogen Highway

While most of the talk in media and watercooler regarding on an alternative powerplant to ICE has been centered around E propulsion, from a portfolio perspective, it is critical to look beyond EVs at other systems that can garner net-zero capabilities. This session brings in experts to discuss the business models, technology and customer acceptance needed to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell adoption. Topics of conversation include infrastructure, public private partnerships, energy storage, impact of hydrogen Heavy-Duty, marine and rail development and how do we get to that critical tipping point for this propulsion system for the light duty market.

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Technical Advisory Group

The Technical Advisory Group (TAG) was formed to work in collaboration with SAE staff to develop the technical and business topics that are critical to the success of vehicle development for the engineering community.

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