Programme 2021

Time table as well as the order of presentations within the technical sessions will be published in August.

Plenary Speeches

30 November 2021PLENARY SPEECH

20 Years CTI – Transmission Improvement by Architecture and Subsystems

PLENARY SPEECHES
30 November 2021PLENARY SPEECH

Outlook 2030 - How decarbonisation and emission regulations affect VW's powertrain portfolio

  • Powertrain portfolio
  • Emission reduction
  • Decarbonisation strategies
PLENARY SPEECHES
30 November 2021PLENARY SPEECH

Mercedes-Benz roadmap to meet CO2 ambition in 2039

  • Hybrid Drivetrain
  • Scalable 9-speed hybrid transmission
  • Electric drivetrain
  • Mercedes-Benz drive unit
PLENARY SPEECHES

Technical Sessions

30 November 2021

Technical Sessions

  • HEV Drives and Transmissions
    Development of Smartstream wet 8-speed DCT
    • Wet dual clutch transmission
    • Smartstream Powertrain
    • S/W logic and calibration with N-mode features
    • High torque transmission efficiency

    Chang Yeon Cho, Team Leader, Automated Manual Transmission Engineering Design Team, Hyundai Motor company, South Korea

    Technologies setting a new benchmark for efficient PHEV solutions
    • Requirements for future PHEV technology to reduce real-life CO2 emissions
    • Benefits of advanced predictive powertrain strategies and connected services
    • New DHT approach with regards to transmission architecture and increased electric range
    • Specific CO2 reduction results obtained with a B-segment technology demonstrator

    Harald Naunheimer, Senior Vice President, MPT Engineering, Magna Powertrain, Germany

    New CVT solutions for the diversified powertrain future
    • Efficiency improvements for both combustion engines and electric motors
    • CVT contribution to the acceptance of autonomous driving
    • Pushbelt advancements for higher torque applications
    • E-CVT powertrain for various vehicle segments
    • EV demo-car application

    Gert-Jan Van Spijk, Transmission Development Director, Marketing, Sales and Project Management, Bosch Transmission Technology B.V., The Netherlands

    Development of a new Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) family for C class and larger cars & SUVs
    • Development objectives
    • Description of the concept
    • Development process
    • Compliance to major requirements

    Xiaozhe (Joe) Lin, Vice-President, GEELY Powertrain Research Institution, China

    Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT): market trends, architecture analysis and concept proposal
    • Advanced engineering study about a DHT for front-transverse powertrain
    • Modular DHT architecture for B and C segment vehicles
    • Current market trends & optimized DHT architectures

    Christophe Laurens, Special Vehicle Application & Advance R&D Deputy Director R&D, Valeo, France

  • E-Drives & eAWD
    New 100kW eAxle for worldwide applications

    Michel Muller, R&D Director Asia, Valeo Siemens eAutomotive, China

    Efficiency optimisation of EV transmission utilising chain drive technology
    • BEV transmission ratio reduction: chain vs gear efficiency
    • Optimised location of chain and gear drives in multi-stage reduction
    • Simulation and test results of chain vs gear efficiency
    • Proof of technology through evaluation of demo vehicles

    Joseph Goodsell, Senior Engineering Manager Chain Product Engineering, BorgWarner, USA

    2-Speed e-AWD: benefits and gear changing strategy for high system performance
    • Development of dog clutch system for rear axle for enhanced vehicle performance
    • Torque management for high performance

    Antoine Vignon, Strategist for Hybrid Powertrain & Transmissions, Renault SA, France

    The EtelligentReach project – Benchmark for range and dynamics
    • All-wheel-drive system next-gen eDrive technology
    • More driving dynamics – less energy consumption
    • Decoupling+ strategy: another option for more electric range
    • Magna’s technology kit: SiC and other options

    Klaus Lippitsch, Sr. Chief Engineer MPT Future Products, Magna Powertrain, Austria

    "Multi Counter Coaxial Reducer" development for compact and efficient e-Axle
    • Further development of the new reduction gearbox “Multi Counter Coaxial Reducer”
    • 3D tooth modification including gear skiving and grinding machining technologies
    • Requirement for the 2ndly drive e-Axle as a part of E-AWD system

     Makoto NISHIJI, Chief Engineer,  Senior General Manager of the Dept, JTEKT Corporation, Japan

  • Market and Strategy
    Further presentations under consideration
    Further presentations under consideration
    E-axle components outlook 2030+

    Technology and supply chain dynamics for the increased adoption of integrated e-drive solutions

    • Global and regional market demand for alternative propulsion vehicles
    • Technology trends for e-axle components (transmissions, motors, and inverters)
    • Supply-chain trends for e-axle components

     Claudio Vittori, Senior Research Analyst, IHS Markit, Italy

    Analysis of propulsion system architectures across vehicle segments and markets
    • Simulation tool to analyse drivetrain topologies
    • Impact of different levels of electrification
    • Results for different vehicle segments and markets

    John Shutty, Chief Engineer, BorgWarner Inc., USA

    48V Road Map from Hybrid to city BEV mobility
    • Market trends
    • Wave 1: CO2 Targets
    • Wave 2: fun to drive
    • Wave 3: city cars BEV 48V

    Paul Amiroli, System Platform Director, Valeo Powertrain Electrical Systems, France

  • Shift Elements
    New friction material and clutch development to improve efficiency for HEV and EV application
    • New friction materials for HEV and EV application
    • Clutch dystem for HEV and EV application
    • In-wheel motor development

     Makoto Sano, Team Leader, Dynax Corporation, Japan

    Flexible electro-hydraulic actuation systems for multi-speed electrified drivetrains
    • Requirements for actuation systems electrified drivetrains
    • Presentation of newly developend flexible electro-hydraulic concept
    • Highly efficient actuation of shift elements by high and low pressure systems

    Alexander Nees, Supervisor Application Engineering Hydraulic Controls, BorgWarner, Germany

    Adavantages of seamless 2-speed e-axle integrated with torque sensor and multifunctional shifting device
    • Introduction of our seamless 2-speed e-axle concept
    • Proposal of seamless shifting method with torque sensor
    • Functionality of a developed electric shifting device
    • System validation with an electric shift actuator for electrified powertrain

    Akihiro Yamamoto, Group Manager, NSK Ltd, Japan

    Integrated transmission control unit (iTCU) with comprehensive overmolding technology
    • Thermoset molding for highly efficient and robust electronics
    • Molding as enabler for up-integrated electrified powertrains
    • Advances in drivetrain electronics

    Dr Martin Steinau, Expert Overmolding Concepts and Materials for Drivetrain Electronics, Vitesco Technologies, Germany

    Balancing safety and customer requirements through modular shift by wire actuator design
    • Modular safety design at the component level
    • Protecting for future cyber security mandated requirements
    • Modular implementation allows portfolio to meet needs

    Joseph Lewis, Global Electronics Engineering Supervisor, Dura Automotive Systems, USA

  • Oils & Lubrication
    Sustainable EV fluids to enable a lower carbon future
    • Sustainable driveline & EV fluids
    • Next generation EV Fluids with low carbon impact
    • Castrol ON fluids for electric vehicles

    Dr Thomas Hellwig, Lead Development Technologist, BP / Castrol, Germany

    10-20% Electric Drive Unit (EDU) performance improvement through disruptive cooling methods
    • Highly integrated EDU by innovative oil cooling methods for e-motor and power electronics
    • Comparison of new and conventional cooling methods methods in performance, weight, packaging and cost
    • 10-20% performance improvement of e-motor through disruptive cooling methods for the inverter

    David Hawke, Team Leader – Electric Machine & Power Electronics, Ricardo UK Ltd, UK

    Latest generation dielectric thermal management fluids for direct and immersion cooling: Battery packs, traction motors and power electronics
    • Thermal management of battery packs
    • Direct traction motor and power electronics cooling

    Dr Jasmin Schießl-Kerbeck, R&D – E-Mobility, Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH, Germany

    Polymeric additives as an optimum solution for performance and compatibility challenges in e-drive fluid design
    • High voltage components compatibility
    • Gear box efficiency and thermal management
    • Durability and aging stability

    Dr Dmitriy Shakhvorostov, New Mobility Manager, Evonik Operations GmbH, Germany

    Lubricant performance under high pressure high shear conditions for e-mobility applications
    • Lubricant strains inside different machine components
    • Presentation of high pressure, high shear viscometer
    • Viscosity measurement of innovative e-mobility lubricant

    Lukas Mebus, Research Associate, Institute for Machine Elements and Systems Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Development Methods & Tools
    Accelerate HEV and PHEV calibration
    • A new approach for driving strategy assessment
    • Objective driving strategy assessment
      • Key criteria of the electrified powertrain
      • Paving the road to virtual calibration

    Alexander Pichler, Project Leader Software, AVL GmbH, Austria

    Usage of virtual calibration within powertrain development projects
    • Powertrain calibration
    • Powertrain-in-the-loop approach
    • Process driven
    • Time and cost effective

    Ralph Fleuren, Product Manager, FEV Europe GmbH, Germany

    Parameter calibration using self-learning algorithms
    • Parameter calibration in electrohydraulic systems
    • How to tune software parameters most efficiently in practice using self-learning algorithms
    • Possibilities and limits of self-learning parameter calibration

    Sebastian Steidle, Corporate Research and Development, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany

    AI-based virtual sensors platform for development fleets
    • Measure more with virtual sensors
    • Digital twins’ platform for development fleets
    • Cost reduction of development fleets with virtual sensors

    Stéphane Foulard, Managing Director, COMPREDICT GmbH, Germany

    Modularised hybrid powertrain requirements analysis suited to different needs
    • Development trend of electrification analysis from multi-dimensional perspective
    • Hybrid vehicle type and powertrain market analysis
    • Analysis of hybrid powertrain requirements and technical combination
    • DFM current powertrain and future development planning

    Shemin Zhang, Chief Engineer, Dongfeng Motor Corporration Technology Center, China

Technical Sessions Day 1

Plenary Speeches

1 December 2021PLENARY SPEECH

Digital and electric - En route to the climate neutral mobility of the future

PLENARY SPEECHES
1 December 2021PLENARY SPEECH

KINTO: One-stop mobility solution

  • Toyota´s dedicated mobility brand
  • Several mobility services under one roof to deliver `Even better mobility for all`
  • Transition of traditional Toyota retailers into mobility service providers
PLENARY SPEECHES
1 December 2021PLENARY SPEECH

Accelerating the zero-carbon revolution in global mobility

  • BP Energy outlook 2020: energy vectors in future transport
  • Responding to customer needs to accelerate electrification
  • Pathways to hydrogen for commercial vehicles
PLENARY SPEECHES
1 December 2021PLENARY SPEECH

The Chinese hydrogen & fuel cell vehicle demonstration program

  • Latest Chinese policy to promote the development of hydrogen and fuel cell vehicle
  • Strategy and roadmap of Chinese demonstration cities
  • Current status and future development of fuel cell vehicle technology in China
PLENARY SPEECHES
1 December 2021PLENARY SPEECH

World first mass production FCEV HDT – Technologies and operating status

  • Why FCEV for future?
  • FCEV technologies on HDT and performance
  • Hyundai FCEV HDT in Switzerland
PLENARY SPEECHES

Technical Sessions

1 December 2021

Technical Sessions

  • E-Drives
    Highly integrated ultra-compact e-drive unit
    • GKN’s new 3-in-1 e-drive system
    • Industry first combination of park by wire and fast actuation, high speed disconnect
    • Unique design solutions and systems integration with world class safety, efficiency, and power density

    Thomas Pullen, Chief Engineer GKN ePowertrain, GKN Driveline International GmbH, Germany

    Innovative integrated drive axle
    • Compact axle for e-mobility
    • E-machine nested in gear arrangements
    • Just spur gears for the base functionalities
    • Diff-lock, disconnect and torque vectoring options

    Dr Burkhard Pollak, Managing Director, pi-3 GmbH, Germany

    2-speed e-axle
    • Highly efficient
    • Shift-able under load
    • 800V high-speed e-motor

    Christian Schmidt, Project Manager Design, AVL List GmbH, Austria

    Development of dual motor multi-mode e-axle
    • Powertrain efficiency improvement by multi driving mode
    • Good drivability by smooth mode shifting
    • Flexible applicability with compact package

    Master Kotaro Hirano, Engineer, Univance Co., Ltd, Japan

  • E-Drive Components
    High speed induction motor
    • 250 kW, 30.000/min IM for passenger cars
    • High power density
    • Die cast copper rotor

    Prof. Dr Martin Doppelbauer, Chair Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

    Flexible rotor components for better cost and system efficiency of electric drives
    • 3-piece rotor shaft w. flexible polygon shaped middle part for reliable, spring loaded press fit
    • Spring loaded balancing discs and innovative magnet fixation without glueing
    • Setup of an demonstrator rotor and validation in a series drive
    • Test bench results of e-maschine performance and range on WLTP drive cycle

    Dr Jörgen Schulz, Managing Director, Muhr und Bender KG, Germany

    Electric drive design by automatic optimisation
    • E-motor design optimisation by design of experiments
    • Modular and scalable design approach
    • New 70kW to 350kW e-drive platform

    Karel Vergote, Global Technology and Innovation Leader, Punch Powertrain, Belgium

    SiC/GaN drives the high voltage architecture evolution for future 400V and 800V platforms
    • Cost gap closes between 400V and 800V
    • Wide-bandgap devices enable new topologies
    • HV architecture evaluation: efficiency, cost, integration
    • Cost versus efficiency: what pays off?

    Dr Philip Brockerhoff, Head of High Voltage Systems and Modules, Vitesco Technologies, Germany

  • Commercial Drives
    New efficient electric solutions for the transport of goods
    • eTransport and ePower: recent real-world solutions for emission free on-road transport of goods
    • New electrified vehicle with state-of-the-art comfort, safety functions, warranty and service
    • Thermo King and BPW cooperation for emission free cooling trailers

    Dr Markus G. Kliffken, Member of the Executive Board Technical Development, BPW Bergische Achsen KG, Germany

    IAV’s new e-drive for electric CV powertrains
    • Market requirements for electric CV’s
    • Package vs. functionality
    • Identification of optimal powertrain settings for various eCV´s
    • E-drive concept for electric CV powertrains

    Rico Resch, Project manager, IAV GmbH, Germany

    High-performance heavy-duty electric drive system
    • Conception of heavy-duty electric drive systems
    • Requirement development by application of road load data for optimised design
    • Structure optimisation for power density and shift performance
    • Design verification and validation

    Sven Steinwascher, CTO, GETEC Getriebe Technik GmbH, Germany

    Shifting mobility with fuel cell technology: Use case heavy duty truck
    • Hyundai fuel cell technology and history
    • Applications: passenger cars, bus, generator
    • Fuel cell heavy duty truck: characteristics, components
    • Use case Switzerland: status and customer feedback

    Nabil Nachi, Head of department, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH, Germany

  • Energy Storage
    Topic tbd

    Dr Holger Manz, Head of Energy Management and High Voltage Systems Electric / Electronic Development, Volkswagen AG

    Battery development of highly integrated cell-to-pack systems using new, in-depth analysis
    • Cell analysis regarding aging mechanisms and gas buildup
    • Integration of new battery technologies into cell-to-pack/cell-to-structure systems
    • Operating strategies in battery management in coordination with cell chemistry and cell integration

    Mareike Schmalz, Team Leader Battery Pre-Development, APL GmbH, Germany

    FLEXcooler® - Unique liquid cooling for cell to pack designs
    • Liquid cooling of xEV batteries without thermal interface materials
    • High gravimetric and volumentric energy denisty in a cell 2pack design
    • Flexible heat echanger as enabler for high sustainability and recycling

    Florian Weidrich, Sales & Business Development Manager, Miba eMobility GmbH, Austria

    Ultra-high-power Energy Storage system for electrified vehicles
    • Flywheel energy storage
    • Kinetic energy recovery
    • Hybrid energy storage

    Tobias Knichel, Managing Director, PUNCH Flybrid, United Kingdom

  • Operation Strategy, Software & AI
    Multi-objective optimisation of the energy management for a parallel PHEV
    • Multi-objective equivalent consumption minimisation strategy
    • Dependency of oad point shift and optimal gear selection
    • Energy-based debounce of mode change requency

    Carsten Trautmann, PhD Student, Volkswagen AG, Germany

    Generalised approach to develop predictive hybrid control utilising connectivity ad route preview
    • Predictive hybrid powertrain control
    • Connected powertrain and route preview
    • Optimisation of powertrain control

    Dr Arno Huss, Lead Engineer Simulation, AVL List GmbH, Austria

    Make BEV and HEV drivetrains benefit from AI: From understanding to mastering of AI development
    • Development of complex functionality in domains with little domain knowledge
    • BEV and HEV drivetrains: A promising field of AI application
    • Understanding the impact of the right data on development results
    • Deep regression test and data collection scheme to significantly speed up BEV and HEV drivetrain development

    Dr Ulrich Bodenhausen, Consulting Manager, Vector Consulting Services GmbH, Germany

    Quality evaluations of AI modules in cars
    • Key AI quality dimensions to consider
    • How to measure AI quality algorithmically
    • Why AI quality evaluations are important

    Florens Greßner, CTO, neurocat GmbH, Germany

  • Emissions
    Towards a harmonised transport specific Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    • The 2Zero research and innovation agenda on LCA and circular economy
    • Challenges and potentials of a single European harmonised LCA approach
    • Assessing the ecological footprint of vehicles within the transport system

    Prof. Dr Thilo Bein, Head of Knowledge Management, Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF), Germany

    Life Cycle impact on future powertrain mix
    • Objective comparison of hydrogen-, electric-, fossil- and synfuel-powertrains
    • Life Cycle Assessment of all powertrain types and energy/fuel production
    • Impact of life cycle footprint on powertrain mix scenarios on fleet level
    • Potential of life cycle optimization beside consumption, costs and TCO

    Dr Christoph Danzer, Team Manager, IAV GmbH, Germany

    Real-world emissions performance of PHEV vehicles
    • Approach to emissions and state of charge measurement
    • Impact of battery size and range when the vehicle is not charged
    • When the vehicle is not charged, what are acceptable levels real-world CO2?

    James Hobday, Business Development Director, Emissions Analytics, United Kingdom

    Carbon footprint reduction potentials of the electric motor value chain
    • CO2-footprint
    • CO2-lifecycle analysis
    • Sustainability of electric motors

    Johannes Flemming, Senior Consultant, P3 automotive GmbH, Germany

Technical Sessions Day 2
Stefan v. Schuckmann

Stephan von Schuckmann

Member of the Board of Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany

Prof. Dr Robert Fischer

Prof. Dr Robert Fischer

Executive Vice President, Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems, AVL List GmbH

Dr Karsten Bennewitz

Dr Karsten Bennewitz

Head of Powertrain and Energy System Development, Volkswagen AG, Germany

Konstantin Neiß

Konstantin Neiß

Director R&D Transmissions & eDrives, Daimler AG

Ulrich Walter

Ulrich Walter

Moderator

Stefan Fuchss

Stefan Fuchss

Chief Engineer Electric Drive Units, Transmission and Driveline, Jaguar Land Rover, UK

Hildegard Müller

Hildegard Müller

President, Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V. (VDA), Germany

Miguel Fonseca

Miguel Fonseca

CEO, KINTO Europe GmbH

Mansukh Nakrani

Mansukh Nakrani

Vice President, Electrification, Hydrogen and Mobility Services, BP Plc, UK

Prof. Dr Tong Zhang

Prof. Dr Tong Zhang

Director, National Fuel Cell Vehicle and Powertrain System Engineering Center,
Clean Energy Automotive Engineering Center, Tongji University, China

Martin Zeilinger

Martin Zeilinger

Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Vehicle Development Division, Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea

Tatsuya Namura

Tatsuya Namura

Vice President Toyota Motor Europe, Belgium