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7th - 8th of June, 2018 Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria

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30th International AVL Conference "Engine & Environment" 2018

Connectivity – Key to Future Emission and Consumption Reduction?
IN VEHICLE AND POWERTRAIN

Public discussion is currently mainly focused on the subject of pollutant emissions and the long-term future of the combustion engine, but the true automotive revolution is taking place in connecting the vehicle with its environment. The much-cited topic of "autonomous driving" only represents the tip of the iceberg of technical possibilities for rendering the operation of vehicles safe and environmentally friendly. "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" are increasingly becoming a sales-relevant differentiating factor.

 

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Topic

On the one hand, connectivity enables predictive and adaptive management of energy and emissions with advantages regarding energy consumption, emissions, wear and durability thanks to the online monitoring of all relevant system parameters. On the other hand, the subject "Online Vehicle" necessitates stricter requirements being placed on data security and also causes a paradigm shift in the development and validation of vehicles. Connectivity requires a dramatic increase in the extent of the development and validation envelope, such as has occurred in emissions development where “Real Driving Emissions” has led to a shift from exactly defined test bed cycles towards statistical probabilities. This essentially equates to a check under all conceivable operating conditions.

The questions “what does networking make possible, what is meaningful, and how do we control the corresponding risks” pose quite possibly the most intriguing range of topics in automotive development today.

Connectivity & Security

  • Networked vehicle – What is possible?
  • Data security
  • Over the air update (OTA)
  • Online operating mode monitoring
  • Connected powertrain


Combustion Engine

  • Predictive efficiency and emission strategies
  • RDE compliance and robustness supported by connectivity
  • Online emissions monitoring


Hybrid & Electrification

  • Predictive & adaptive energy management
  • Energy savings to increase range
  • Battery
  • Thermal management


Autonomous Driving

  • Reduction of energy consumption and costs
  • Development and validation
  • Lifetime, wear
  • Legal framework


 


Agenda

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th, 2018

15:00-23:00 Welcome Reception at the AVL Test Track in Gratkorn
TEST DRIVE START 15:00, Opening Address Start 19:00

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - THURSDAY, JUNE 7th, 2018

Conference and Session Chairman:

Prof. Dr. Robert Fischer, Executive Vice President, Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems, AVL List GmbH
09:00-09:10 Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. h.c. Helmut List, Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
09:10-09:20 Welcome 
Representative of the City of Graz
09:20-09:30 Opening of the Conference
Hermann Schützenhöfer, Govenor of the Province of Styria
09:30-10:00 "Connected Propulsion - The Future Is Now"
Larry T. Nitz, Global Transmissions and Electrification Executive Director,
General Motors
10:00-10:30 The Future Direction of the Electrified Vehicle ~Utilizing of Big Data~
Shizuo Abe,  Executive General Manager, TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
10:30-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-11:45  Potentials of Connectivity and Automation for the Mobility of the Future
Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein, Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering ika, RWTH Aachen IKA 
11:45-12:15

From Now to (i)Next – BMW Roadmap Automated Driving
Dr. Dirk Wisselmann, Senior Expert Automated Driving, BMW AG

12:15-14:00 LUNCH
   
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder, University of Technology Graz
14:00-14:30 Baden-Wuerttemberg – Birthplace of the Automobile – Land of Innovative Ideas for the Future
Dr. Florian Stegmann, Head of Department, Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg
14:30-15:00 The New Audi A8 – ADAS Next Level
Günter Schiele, Head of Function Development, Audi AG
15:00-15:30 Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving: Chances, Challenges and Solutions
Dr. Peter Schöggl, Head of Vehicle, Vice President Business Field Racing and Vehicle, AVL List GmbH
15:30-16:15 COFFEE BREAK
   
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay, University of Technology Braunschweig
16:15-16:45 Technological Scenarios for the Decarbonization of Road Transport
Dr. Stephan Neugebauer, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council)
16:45-17:15 Shared Mobility in China
Chaozhuo Chen, VP of Marketing and Strategy, ZongMu Technology  
17:15-17:45 Honda’s Initiative on Connected and Automated Driving 
Yoichi Sugimoto, Senior Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.  
19:30 AVL Social Evening at the Aula of the Karl-Franzens-Universität
 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM - FRIDAY, JUNE 8th, 2018

Chairman: Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende,
Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart
09:00-09:30 Mercedes-Benz Truck Connectivity Is Changing
Ralf Traub, Manager Connectivity Systems MB Truck Advanced Engineering,
Daimler AG
09:30-10:00 Connectivity – Transforming the Drive Experience
Kumar Prasad Telikepalli, Master of Technology, IIT Bombay, Head – Electronics CoE & EV Applications, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited   
10:00-10:30 The Challenges Related to Massive Deployment of Sustainable Mobility
Gilles Le Calvez,  Vehicle Program Manager, VEDECOM 
10:30-11:15 COFFEE BREAK
11:15-11:45 New Lambda 1 Gasoline Powertrains for Clean Real Driving
Dr. Henning Baumgarten, Group Vice President Gasoline Powertrains, FEV Group GmbH
11:45-12:15 Connectivity - Enabler for New Vehicle Solutions
Oliver Frosch, Executive Chief Engineer Vehicle, AVL List GmbH
12:15-13:45 LUNCH
   
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Geringer, University of Technology Vienna
13:45-14:15 Mobility of the Future – Connected, Autonomous, Shared, Electric
Dr. Claus Ehlers, Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy Powertrain, CO2 & eRange, Modules and Innovation, DAIMLER AG
14:15-14:45 The Connected Vehicle Is the Better Vehicle!
Dr. Rolf Bulander, Member of the Board of Management Robert Bosch GmbH
Chairman Business Sector Mobility Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH
14:45-15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:15-16:30 Panel Discussion 
Moderator Ulrich Walter, M.A.:
  Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein, Director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering ika, RWTH Aachen IKA
  Dr. Claus Ehlers, Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy Powertrain, CO2 & eRange, Modules and Innovation, DAIMLER AG
  Gerald Killmann, Vice President R&D2, TOYOTA Motor Europe
  Dr. Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Bord)
  Dr. Peter Schöggl, Head of Vehicle, Vice President Business Field Racing and Vehicle, AVL List GmbH
16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Robert Fischer, Conference and Session Chairman, AVL List GmbH

Partners' Program

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Whether you love animals or flowers, are romantic or a fan of arts, there is something for every taste in this exciting excursion.
Take a safari through all the continents and watch about 700 animals almost like in their natural wild habitat. A relaxing lunch at a restaurant in the heart of Herberstein Animal World will be followed by a guided tour through the Herberstein Garden Palace, which is mysteriously hidden away in the wild & romantic Feistritzklamm. The magnificently blooming and scented historic rose gardens and a visit of the modern Gironcoli Museum, which captivates art connoisseurs and visitors with its fascinating steel & plastic constructions, complete this extraordinary tour.
 


Info Point

Conference Office

AVL List GmbH
Hans-List-Platz 1
8020 Graz
Austria
Tel.: +43 (316) 787 927
E-Mail: event@avl.com


Conference Venue

Helmut-List-Halle
Waagner-Biro-Straße 98a
8020 Graz
Austria


Registration

At the Helmut-List-Halle on Thursday, June 07th, 2018
Online Registration


Conference Languages

German and English (simultaneous translation)


Printed Conference Proceedings

An order form for printed conference proceedings is available here.


Hotel Reservation

Have a look here to find a room that best suits your needs.
A free Shuttle Transfer from the Hotels to the Helmut-List-Halle will be available.


Arrival

By plane: Graz-Thalerhof
By train: Graz Main Station
By car: See map of Graz


Hotel Reservation

AVL has blocked rooms at designated host hotels and has made every effort to secure the best possible room rate for you at this event.

Please use this link to book a room.


Order Proceedings

To purchase proceedings please use the following link: Order Proceedings

Social Program

TEST DRIVES
Wednesday, June 06th, 2018 at the AVL TEST TRACK in Gratkorn

Introduced in 2015 for the first time, the test drives with AVL vehicles on the AVL test track turned out to be a real highlight of the conference program. Also at this year's anniversary edition the participants will have the unique opportunity to drive demonstrator vehicles. Not only solutions for challenges, but also available technology for enthusiasts will be shown. Look forward to a fascinating, exciting and innovative start into our 30th International AVL Conference “Engine & Environment”.

WELCOME RECEPTION
Wednesday, June 06th, 2018 (subsequent to the test drives) at the AVL TEST TRACK in Gratkorn

Address: AVL Test Track, Am Hartboden 4A, 8101 Gratkorn


SOCIAL EVENING
Thursday, June 07th, 2018 at the AULA of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
We invite you to continue networking in the relaxed atmosphere of an outstanding dining area at our special event.

Address: Aula of the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Universitätsplatz 3, 8010 Graz
 


Foreword

CONNECTIVITY – KEY TO FUTURE EMISSION AND CONSUMPTION REDUCTION?
IN VEHICLE AND POWERTRAIN


Public discussion is currently mainly focused on the subject of pollutant emissions and the long-term future of the combustion engine, but the true automotive revolution is taking place in connecting the vehicle with its environment. The much-cited topic of “autonomous driving” only represents the tip of the iceberg of technical possibilities for rendering the operation of vehicles safe and environmentally friendly. “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems” are increasingly becoming a sales-relevant differentiating factor. On the one hand, connectivity enables predictive and adaptive management of energy and emissions with advantages regarding energy consumption, emissions, wear and durability thanks to the online monitoring of all relevant system parameters. On the other hand, the subject “Online Vehicle” necessitates stricter requirements being placed on data security and also causes a paradigm shift in the development and validation of vehicles. Connectivity requires a dramatic increase in the extent of the development and validation envelope, such as has occurred in emissions development where “Real Driving Emissions” has led to a shift from exactly defined test bed cycles towards statistical probabilities. This essentially equates to a check under all conceivable operating conditions. The questions “what does networking make possible, what is meaningful, and how do we control the corresponding risks” pose quite possibly the most intriguing range of topics in automotive development today.

Speakers and Session-Chairmen

Speakers and Session-Chairmen

We are glad to introduce the following lecturer and session-chairmen to you. Further speakers, detailed information about the timeline and the lecture titles will follow shortly.

Prof. Dr. Robert Fischer, Executive Vice President Engineering and Technology Powertrain Systems, AVL List GmbH
Prof. Dr. h.c. Helmut List, Chairman & CEO, AVL List GmbH
Shizuo Abe, Executive General Manager, TOYOTA Motor Corporation
Prof. Dr. Michael Bargende, Session-Chairman, Research Institute of Automotive Engineering and Vehicle Engines Stuttgart
Dr. Henning Baumgarten, Group Vice President Gasoline Powertrains, FEV Group GmbH
Dr. Rolf Bulander, Member of the Board of Management & Chairman Business Sector Mobility Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH
Chaozhuo Chen, VP of Marketing and Strategy, ZongMu Technology
Prof. Dr. Lutz Eckstein, Institute Director MTE - Spokesman of the Profile Area Mobility and Transport, RWTH Aachen IKA
Dr. Claus Ehlers, Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars Strategy Powertrain, CO2  & eRange, Modules and Innovation, DAIMLER AG
Prof. Dr. Helmut Eichlseder, Session-Chairman, University of Technology Graz
Oliver Frosch, Executive Chief Engineer Vehicle, AVL List GmbH
Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay, Session-Chairman, University of Technology Braunschweig
Gilles Le Calvez, Vehicle Program Manager, VEDECOM
Prof. Dr. Hans Peter Lenz, Session-Chairman, Austrian Society of Automotive Engineers
Dr. Stephan Neugebauer, Chairman, ERTRAC (European Road Transport Research Advisory Council)
Larry T. Nitz, Global Transmissions and Electrification Executive Director, General Motors
Günter Schiele, Head of Function & Application Development for Automated Driving, Audi AG
Dr. Peter Schöggl, Head of Vehicle, Vice President Business Field Racing and Vehicle, AVL List GmbH
Dr. Florian Stegmann, Head of Department, Ministry of State Baden-Württemberg
Yoichi Sugimoto, Senior Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Kumar Prasad Telikepalli, Head – Electronics CoE & EV Applications, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
Ralf Traub, Manager Connectivity Systems MB Truck Advanced Engineering, Daimler AG
Dr. Dirk Wisselmann, Senior Expert Automated Driving, BMW AG

 


Tickets

Conference Fee

General admission: € 1.190.- + 20 % VAT
Conference fee for students (non post-graduate) € 110,- + 20 % VAT
Free of Charge for Members of the Press

Fees include Proceedings, 2 Lunches and Snacks and Social/ Evening Events

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29th International AVL Conference “Engine & Environment” 2017

Competition of Powertrain Systems - to minimize CO2 and Emissions 2020/2025

 

Every spring manufacturers, suppliers and developers from the automotive industry meet to inform themselves and discuss the latest trends in their sector at the AVL International Conference. This year saw 320 participants from 20 countries come together to exchange views on a fundamental and critical subject: Which powertrain concept will prevail in international competition regarding the stricter conditions governing the minimization of CO2 and emissions?

 

On the day before the conference, several of these powertrain concepts could be tried out by driving on the AVL test track in Gratkorn. The opportunity to experience the latest technical concepts at first hand is very popular with the conference participants and has become a permanent feature during the conference.

 

But what is the actual situation of powertrain competition? At the conference the combustion engine had strong defenders who on the one hand pointed to the immense potential for CO2 reduction and emissions minimization still available, and on the other, to the disadvantages of battery-driven vehicles if a “well-to-wheel” holistic view is taken. Mitsuo Hitomi, Managing Executive Officer at Mazda Motor Corporation, recommended that it would be more productive to retire coal-fired power stations than to change to e-mobility.

 

The synergy between combustion engine and electrification was particularly intensively discussed. According to Dr. Günter Fraidl, the combustion engine is thus experiencing a second springtime, and for Harry Husted of Delphi Automotive Systems, it is clear that the competition between the two concepts will morph into a growing partnership.

 

However, pure battery-electric-driven powertrain concepts had their staunch supporters. Michael Harpster, Global Chief Engineer at General Motors, presented the new Chevrolet Bolt in a very inspiring way and made it clear that despite the 238 miles of range, the customers of these vehicles are motivated by something completely different. He called it the “EV smile”.

 

Gerald Killmann, Vice President Toyota Motor Europe, not only introduced the advantages of hybrid technology with which we “can drive emissions-free for three quarters of the time, in an affordable manner today”, but also explained why Toyota, with its Mirai, is betting on a future of fuel cell driven vehicles: “We need a storage medium for renewable energy – hydrogen is particularly suitable for this job!”

 

This was enough to start a discussion on the core principles that consider the development of mobility in conjunction with the energy transition – “Energiewende”. If we can indeed store excess, renewably produced electricity in the form of hydrogen, the hydrogen gas could be methanated and fed into the gas distribution network to be used as E-gas in CNG-powered vehicles. This concept was presented by Dr. Wolfgang Demmelbauer-Ebner, Head of Gasoline Engine Development at Volkswagen AG who emphasized that “CNG offers the opportunity to reduce significant amounts of CO2 for little effort”.

 

It is not possible to mention all aspects of the discussion here; the approaches and the subject itself were so varied in nature. Even the possibility to create Synfuels from green hydrogen was discussed, along with the effects of connected driving on emissions and consumption. The discussions during the social evening in the Seifenfabrik, in the breaks, after every individual presentation and during the final panel discussion were so lively.

Ulrich Walter
Podium Discussion Moderator (www.ulrich-walter.de)


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Date
7th - 8th of June, 2018
Location
Helmut List Halle, Graz, Austria