The powertrain technology theme is core to the event.
The seminar programme will include presentations covering key technology developments in internal combustion engines, hybrid and pure electric powertrains, batteries, flywheels, fuel cells and electric machines. The focus will be on efficiency improvements and cost-reduction through component and system engineering.
Expressions of interest are invited from organisations to provide technical updates on the development and application of these key enabling technologies for low carbon vehicles.
Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations developing and deploying vehicle and powertrain light weighting, as well as advances in vehicle aerodynamics, designed to reduce energy consumption and emissions.
This seminar session will provide updates on the work of the Automotive Council Technology Groups, the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC UK) and the APC UK Hub and Spoke Network. Presentations are also invited from Catapults and from other organisations reporting on initiatives supporting the development of UK motor industry capabilities related to low carbon and connected vehicles.
This session aims to address UK and global policy and market trends influencing the uptake of ultra-low carbon and low emission vehicles.
Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations offering insights into motor-industry product planning, as well as policy and market trends for low carbon vehicles and supporting energy infrastructure. Updates on key global e-mobility, H2-mobility and intelligent mobility initiatives will also be welcomed.
This session aims to provide an update on the prioritisation and implementation of Collaborative Research and Development (CR&D), addressing current and planned funding opportunities available to the low carbon vehicle community. The funding competitions of the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, InnovateUK and the European Commission will be reviewed.
Expressions of interest are invited from organisations able to report on funding competitions and on regional supply chain development initiatives.
Developments in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) are running in parallel with those of low carbon. Expressions of interest to present are invited from organisations actively pursuing leading edge projects integrating low carbon vehicle developments with those of ADAS, CAV and intelligent road infrastructure.
Digital Engineering, Modelling and Simulation are key engineering tools being used to accelerate the pace of development of low carbon vehicle technologies.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on leading edge application of modelling and simulation to support research, product development and systems optimisation for low carbon vehicle technologies, as well as for technology development. Presentations reporting on the use of virtual reality for digital engineering and test are also welcomed.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on new developments in design engineering for prototype test and validation of low carbon vehicle technologies, as well as performance and durability testing, new equipment and new test procedures.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on developments in energy materials and materials for vehicle and powertrain light-weighting. Topics of interest include progress with the application of advanced battery and fuel cell materials within powertrain systems, as well as new developments with composites and light metals delivering weight reduction.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on developments in automotive electronics for hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion and auxiliary energy systems management, power electronics, as well as diagnostics, driver assistance and connectivity.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on topics including novel manufacturing processes for next generation low carbon vehicle technologies, materials and systems integration for high complexity products, design for manufacture, reuse and recycling, as well as the industrial digitalisation of manufacturing.
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Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on topics related to the supply and use electricity, hydrogen and biofuels for road transport.
Subjects expected to be covered in this session include; developments in and learning related to electric vehicle charging, managing grid impacts of Electric Vehicle charging, as well as study work on energy storage, wireless charging and the commercial viability of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G).
Presentations are invited that provide updates on progress with hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and international H2 Mobility initiatives, as well as bio-fuel initiatives.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on low emission technology development and application within the bus industry.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on technology development and demonstration for low carbon and connected vehicle technologies in vans, trucks and off-highway mobile machinery.
Organisations are invited to submit expressions of interest to present on projects that provide insights into air quality issues related to transport and projects that showcase the opportunities offered by both low carbon vehicles and intelligent mobility to help improve air quality through vehicle emission reduction.
Featuring leading representatives from the global Motorsport and Automotive sectors, this inspiring and interactive session will explore how dynamic, world-leading 'Motorsport Valley®' suppliers are increasingly adding value to the Automotive supply chain, based on a long-established foundation of race-bred innovation, rapid response and disruptive thinking. Key developments being pioneered in Motorsport include: next-generation propulsion systems, lightweight structures, high-performance battery technologies, advanced electronic systems, and connected / autonomous vehicle technologies. Expressions of interest are invited from organisations who can add value to this discussion, from either a 'buyer' (Automotive) or 'supplier' (Motorsport / High Performance Engineering) perspective.