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Day 1

Tuesday 14 November

Networking breakfast

Join us on the opening morning for our complimentary networking breakfast. All speakers, delegates, and sponsors are invited to attend.

Keynote presentations

Moderator
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart, USA

09:00 - Scalability and transferability of electric technology
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart, USA
The growing scalability and transferability of electric technology is changing not only between different size platforms, but also across the gap between on and off road. It is changing the game and the timeline for technology adoption and reducing the 'lag' time between on- and off-road tech. Calstart will draw upon our roadmap work and technology readiness assessments we have done for the California Air Resources Board.

09:30 - The electrification of a compact excavator
Ahcène Nedjimi, electronics systems lead engineer and EX2 project leader, Volvo Construction Equipment, FRANCE
Ahcène will discuss the Volvo Group vision and what Volvo CE is working on in the area of electromobility. He will focus on a Volvo CE research project that has delivered proof of concept on what is believed to be the world’s first full electric compact excavator prototype. The goal of the project was to deliver proof of concept on a fully electric compact excavator without compromising on machine performance. Ahcène will talk about the project challenges and achievements.

10:00 - What’s the right H&EV technology for compact construction equipment?
Simon Conway, new technology manager, Caterpillar, UK
To present the challenge from an OEM perspective of migrating away from the versatility and flexibility of a diesel driveline to something, new given the myriad of compact construction industry applications, we serve the wide variety of H&EV technology choices available.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Komatsu Hybrid system, history and future
Koenraad Staels, product manager hybrid, Komatsu, BELGIUM
Komatsu was the first to introduce a hybrid excavator in the market in 2008 and by 2017 over 4,000 units were in operation worldwide. Today the third generation is on the market. Each generation is designed to improve further on fuel consumption and performance.

11:30 - Global market trends and impact on driveline technologies
Alex Woodrow, managing director, Knibb, Gormezano and Partners, UK
The presentation will examine the global non-road mobile machinery market, the key drivers, legislation and market trends by region. The impact of these influences on driveline technologies, including hybridisation and electrification, will be considered. Finally, the presentation will consider the supply chain impact and how suppliers in related segments may benefit from technology transfer between segments.

12:00 - 13:00 - Keynote Panel Discussion – The Future of Electric & Hybrid Propulsion For Construction, Commercial, Industrial, and Off-Highway Vehicles

Ahcène Nedjimi, electronics systems lead engineer and EX2 project leader, Volvo Construction Equipment, FRANCE
Simon Conway, new technology manager, Caterpillar, UK
Koenraad Staels, product manager hybrid, Komatsu, BELGIUM
Alex Woodrow, managing director, Knibb, Gormezano and Partners, UK


Moderator:
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

Day 1 afternoon session

14:00 - Electric drivetrains - efficiency in highly demanding cyclical loads
Tero Järveläinen, CTO, Visedo Oy, FINLAND
Electric power is revolutionizing the auto industry. Hybrid and electric drivetrains are now the new normal for buses and heavy vehicles. Today’s OEMs demand electric solutions delivering higher efficiency and performance. Unfortunately many technologies used in today’s electric buses were adapted from industrial or railway applications rather than designed for heavy vehicle use and therefore fail in demanding automotive applications with highly cyclical loads, vibration, dust and moisture. Patented SRPM technology has been developed specifically to deliver performance throughout the whole operational cycle. Electric propulsion systems with market-leading efficiency, requiring less batteries, last longer than the vehicle’s lifetime.

14:30 - System simulation for hydraulic and hybrid excavators
Günther Hager, product manager, AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbH, AUSTRIA
AVL provides sophisticated simulation models of excavator powertrain components for system optimisations under different driving and ambient conditions, which allow a fast approach to system simulation. Therefore, AVL offers a large variety of benefits for construction equipment OEMs. Apart from support in system integration at an early development stage of the product, a precise concept definition, considering complex system interactions, can be realised. Furthermore, the industry wants to develop in the area of complex system simulation to enhance, for example, hybrid systems, as well as optimise the control strategies and integrate high-technology components such as lithium-ion batteries.

15:00 - Capturing industrial powertrain requirements with bespoke duty cycles
Dr Daniel Auger, lecturer - advanced vehicle engineering, Cranfield University, UK
Following discussions at last year's Electric & Hybrid & Electric Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium, this presentation describes development of a flexible duty cycle to predict the suitability of a proposed powertrain for a specified industrial application. In hybridised vehicles, power usage can vary markedly over an operational deployment, and energy storage and power capabilities must meet transient demands. On-road vehicles have standardised cycles, but there is no equivalent for diverse industrial vehicles. A suitable testing method is needed. Our approach is to collect data to describe 'activities'; this can then form bespoke duty cycles with the activities in tailored proportions without extensive testing.

15:30 - 16:00 - Break

16:00 - Power electronics is a key enabler for reduced-emission vehicles
Dr William Drury, global technical expert, Ricardo UK Limited, UK
The development of power electronics through advances in wide band gap materials may enable smaller, lighter and more efficient power conversion stages. NVH benefits could be harnessed through device roadmaps coupled with the opportunities for novel converter topologies. The paper will present current technology trends, opportunities and ideas for discussion.

16:30 - The potential and challenges of electrification in off-highway applications
Taghi Akbarian, head of electronic control systems, Deutz AG, GERMANY
In the last 20 years, engine development has been focused on reducing pollutants in exhaust gas. As a result, the emission values could be reduced by 96%. The internal engine potential for reduction of CO2 is limited. Through a system-wide coordination of the powertrain with the support of electrification, CO2 emission can be significantly reduced and an emission-free operation can be represented. In this presentation we will explain the results of our electrification projects and show the challenges for the future within industrial vehicles.

Day 2

Wednesday 15 November

Day 2 morning session

Moderator - To be confirmed

09:00 - Electrified systems and solutions for on and off-highway equipment
Etienne Hussenot, Power Electronics, John Deere Electronic Solutions, FRANCE
Innovation is one of the 4 core values of John Deere. Electrification is a reality and has already enabled great improvement in John Deere construction, turf and agriculture equipment. Not only end-users benefit from this enhancement, but also on- and off-highway equipment manufacturers, whether they work on developing fully electric or hybrid vehicles. This presentation will discuss the challenges faced and experience gained during electrification projects, as well as heavy-duty components and solutions available to OEM markets.

09:30 - A overview and comparison of 48v MHEV, HV HEV and BEV solutions for Off-highway machinery
Ryan Maughan, managing director, AVID Technology Group Ltd, UK
To be confirmed , Caterpillar, UK
Powertrain electrification has gone from being an area of interest to a necessity for many OEM's because of customer and political demands for cleaner greener solutions. The challenge of BEV battery costs and storage capacity are still significant for many off highway applications, especially considering low volume production and longer design life compared to passenger car. However new solutions are helping to deliver highly efficient and cost effective electrified off highway powertrain solutions.

10:00 - Robots power the warehouse of the future
Robin Shaw, chief technical officer, Hyperdrive Innovation, UK
Hyperdrive is the first company to secure the supply of Nissan Leaf cell technology for its own products, and has developed battery systems for factory and warehousing robots to optimise their availability and reduce cost. Hyperdrive Innovation’s twin 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery packs charge quickly – and discharge slowly – to increase the time a robot spends on the shop floor, or in a pick-and-place application. Businesses in retail have trialled the technology, and volume manufactured lithium-ion packs for robots by Hyperdrive Innovation.

10:30 - Zero-emission solutions for heavy-duty container handling equipment
Willem Nieuwland, project leader, Hyster-Yale Group, NETHERLANDS
The electrification of Hyster-Yale Group’s biggest container handler, a 52-ton top loader, shows the potential of new and clean technology. Reduction of air pollution in urban areas and future legislation drives the development of zero-emission vehicles for material handling equipment in ports as well. Technical solutions have existed for some time but as with all electric vehicles, a sufficient range is the main challenge. To achieve an acceptable price and lower TCO than a comparable ICE diesel top loader, some smart design choices have been made. A modular-build top loader, suitable for any customer application, is the result.

11:00 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 - Transient power management using electric flywheels
Sean Worrall, program and change manager in the automotive and hybrid technology sectors, GKN Innovation Centre - Driveline, UK
The GKN Electric flywheel cut its teeth in top-flight endurance racing, helping to power Audi’s R18 e-Tron Quattro to four successive Le Mans 24 hour race podiums, it has since moved on to industrial applications as diverse as hybrids busses, ship borne directed energy weapons and now industrial vehicle applications. This presentation will showcase a current project where the Flywheel in conjunction with an MGU instantly infills transient loads, decoupling the surges in the torque requirement of the cutting heads from the primary diesel. Giving the following benefits - machine throughput increased, Diesel RPM reduced, engine life increased and fuel economy improved.

12:00 - Modular architecture for flywheel hybrid systems in off-highway machines
Richard Dunne, 600 Series programme manager / business development, Flybrid Systems, UK
The off-highway market consists of a variety of machine types and sizes, operating in a broad range of applications. As demand for hybridisation increases, a scalable hybrid system range is required to offer OEMs common solutions across multiple machines types. Facing this challenge, Flybrid created the 600 and 2000 Series flywheel hybrid systems, built on a modular architecture to deliver cost-efficient, flexible hybridisation for any machine. This presentation details Flybrid’s approach to flywheel hybrid architectures, and how different configurations of the 600 and 2000 Series systems are used in a range of machines from excavators to power generation.

12:30 - Progress on Digital Displacement(R) technology for heavy industrial vehicles
Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director, Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, UK
Digital Displacement(R) is a fundamental advance in fluid power. By combining robust hydraulic mechanisms with direct digital control, dramatic improvements in efficiency, controllability and noise are achieved, compared to conventional hydraulics. Test results are presented of a hydraulic excavator across common working cycles, showing considerable fuel consumption reductions at the same time as productivity improvement and reduced noise. Simply replacing the conventional swashplate pump already offers compelling return on investment, but is only the first step on an evolutionary roadmap towards a complete hydraulic hybrid architecture offering more than 50% fuel consumption reduction over today’s systems.

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

Day 2 afternoon session

14:00 - Hydraulic hybrid asphalt tandem rollers realise substantial fuel savings
Daniel Feld, manager hydraulic hybrid technology, Hydac International GmbH, GERMANY
The typical operating cycle of tandem rollers used for asphalt building requires numerous significant power peaks supplied by the diesel engine. These peaks occur during the inversion of the driving direction of the machines. In this session, a parallel hydraulic hybrid system, developed by the Hamm and Hydac, is presented, which is able to smooth these power peaks. The hybrid drive system enables a considerable downsizing of the diesel engine, leading to considerable fuel savings, which were quantified during measurement runs and field tests.

14:30 - Heat to power: conversion and storage in industrial vehicles
Dr Dmitri Kossakovski, global director, advanced engineering, Gentherm, USA
Waste heat in industrial vehicles can be converted into electricity by thermoelectric generators (TEGs) or other heat engines. Technical specifications, performance maps and results of testing over real cycles will be presented for state-of-the-art TEGs coupled to a variety of heavy-duty engines. Additional system-level benefits of integrating TEGs with onboard batteries will be discussed.

15:00 - Software for electric commercial vehicles
Jim Castelaz, CEO, Motiv Power Systems, USA
Motiv uses a shared operating software platform for electric commercial vehicles, from school buses to garbage trucks. This software approach allows Motiv to develop, validate and maintain one software code base compatible with a wide portfolio of batteries, motors and high-voltage accessories. This software platform reduces vehicle-level software validation, development and maintenance burden on the integrator. Novel software modules in commercial fielded vehicles will be presented, including independent current control of multiple battery packs to allow for energy storage scalability, and over-the-air software for delivering firmware updates and applications-level software, including autonomous-controls software in the future.

15:30 - 16:00 - Break

16:00 - High-performance batteries for industrial vehicles – a field report
Felix von Borck, executive managing director, Akasol GmbH, GERMANY
We have seen first projects where batteries have been used for hybridisation and electrification of industrial vehicle applications. Due to low performance of batteries, the targets of fuel efficiency, availability, safety and robustness could not always be achieved. On the other hand, it has also been shown that high-performance batteries were successfully used in more demanding applications such as commercial vehicles, buses, rail and mining machines. When these technologies and products are considered for industrial vehicle applications, new solutions such as pure-electric drives or hybrids with extended electric range will become the first option for the decision makers.

16:30 - Fuel cell – part of the zero-emission modular system
Manfred Limbrunner, head of mobility business unit, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, GERMANY
More than ever, we need CO2 and emission-free drive technology for city buses. Fuel cells as the core component, lithium-ion batteries, ultra-capacitors and corresponding charging technologies are the keys to success. Focusing on the TCO, tailor-made to the customer’s requirements, Proton Motor can offer the optimal solutions to the operator. The zero-emission modular system, applied in zero-emission buses, provides maximum flexibility, and enough range and reliability. In this zero-emission modular system technology, the components are designed and combined in such a way that the needs and interests of the vehicle operator are fully met in every case.

*This Programme may be subject to change.

Day 1

Tuesday 14 November

Networking breakfast

Join us on the opening morning for our complimentary networking breakfast. All speakers, delegates, and sponsors are invited to attend.

Keynote presentations

Moderator
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart, USA

09:00 - Scalability and transferability of electric technology
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart, USA
The growing scalability and transferability of electric technology is changing not only between different size platforms, but also across the gap between on and off road. It is changing the game and the timeline for technology adoption and reducing the 'lag' time between on- and off-road tech. Calstart will draw upon our roadmap work and technology readiness assessments we have done for the California Air Resources Board.

09:30 - The electrification of a compact excavator
Ahcène Nedjimi, electronics systems lead engineer and EX2 project leader, Volvo Construction Equipment, FRANCE
Ahcène will discuss the Volvo Group vision and what Volvo CE is working on in the area of electromobility. He will focus on a Volvo CE research project that has delivered proof of concept on what is believed to be the world’s first full electric compact excavator prototype. The goal of the project was to deliver proof of concept on a fully electric compact excavator without compromising on machine performance. Ahcène will talk about the project challenges and achievements.

10:00 - What’s the right H&EV technology for compact construction equipment?
Simon Conway, new technology manager, Caterpillar, UK
To present the challenge from an OEM perspective of migrating away from the versatility and flexibility of a diesel driveline to something, new given the myriad of compact construction industry applications, we serve the wide variety of H&EV technology choices available.

10:30 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - Komatsu Hybrid system, history and future
Koenraad Staels, product manager hybrid, Komatsu, BELGIUM
Komatsu was the first to introduce a hybrid excavator in the market in 2008 and by 2017 over 4,000 units were in operation worldwide. Today the third generation is on the market. Each generation is designed to improve further on fuel consumption and performance.

11:30 - Global market trends and impact on driveline technologies
Alex Woodrow, managing director, Knibb, Gormezano and Partners, UK
The presentation will examine the global non-road mobile machinery market, the key drivers, legislation and market trends by region. The impact of these influences on driveline technologies, including hybridisation and electrification, will be considered. Finally, the presentation will consider the supply chain impact and how suppliers in related segments may benefit from technology transfer between segments.

12:00 - 13:00 - Keynote Panel Discussion – The Future of Electric & Hybrid Propulsion For Construction, Commercial, Industrial, and Off-Highway Vehicles

Ahcène Nedjimi, electronics systems lead engineer and EX2 project leader, Volvo Construction Equipment, FRANCE
Simon Conway, new technology manager, Caterpillar, UK
Koenraad Staels, product manager hybrid, Komatsu, BELGIUM
Alex Woodrow, managing director, Knibb, Gormezano and Partners, UK


Moderator:
Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, Calstart

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

Day 1 afternoon session

14:00 - Electric drivetrains - efficiency in highly demanding cyclical loads
Tero Järveläinen, CTO, Visedo Oy, FINLAND
Electric power is revolutionizing the auto industry. Hybrid and electric drivetrains are now the new normal for buses and heavy vehicles. Today’s OEMs demand electric solutions delivering higher efficiency and performance. Unfortunately many technologies used in today’s electric buses were adapted from industrial or railway applications rather than designed for heavy vehicle use and therefore fail in demanding automotive applications with highly cyclical loads, vibration, dust and moisture. Patented SRPM technology has been developed specifically to deliver performance throughout the whole operational cycle. Electric propulsion systems with market-leading efficiency, requiring less batteries, last longer than the vehicle’s lifetime.

14:30 - System simulation for hydraulic and hybrid excavators
Günther Hager, product manager, AVL Commercial Driveline & Tractor Engineering GmbH, AUSTRIA
AVL provides sophisticated simulation models of excavator powertrain components for system optimisations under different driving and ambient conditions, which allow a fast approach to system simulation. Therefore, AVL offers a large variety of benefits for construction equipment OEMs. Apart from support in system integration at an early development stage of the product, a precise concept definition, considering complex system interactions, can be realised. Furthermore, the industry wants to develop in the area of complex system simulation to enhance, for example, hybrid systems, as well as optimise the control strategies and integrate high-technology components such as lithium-ion batteries.

15:00 - Capturing industrial powertrain requirements with bespoke duty cycles
Dr Daniel Auger, lecturer - advanced vehicle engineering, Cranfield University, UK
Following discussions at last year's Electric & Hybrid & Electric Industrial Vehicle Technology Symposium, this presentation describes development of a flexible duty cycle to predict the suitability of a proposed powertrain for a specified industrial application. In hybridised vehicles, power usage can vary markedly over an operational deployment, and energy storage and power capabilities must meet transient demands. On-road vehicles have standardised cycles, but there is no equivalent for diverse industrial vehicles. A suitable testing method is needed. Our approach is to collect data to describe 'activities'; this can then form bespoke duty cycles with the activities in tailored proportions without extensive testing.

15:30 - 16:00 - Break

16:00 - Power electronics is a key enabler for reduced-emission vehicles
Dr William Drury, global technical expert, Ricardo UK Limited, UK
The development of power electronics through advances in wide band gap materials may enable smaller, lighter and more efficient power conversion stages. NVH benefits could be harnessed through device roadmaps coupled with the opportunities for novel converter topologies. The paper will present current technology trends, opportunities and ideas for discussion.

16:30 - The potential and challenges of electrification in off-highway applications
Taghi Akbarian, head of electronic control systems, Deutz AG, GERMANY
In the last 20 years, engine development has been focused on reducing pollutants in exhaust gas. As a result, the emission values could be reduced by 96%. The internal engine potential for reduction of CO2 is limited. Through a system-wide coordination of the powertrain with the support of electrification, CO2 emission can be significantly reduced and an emission-free operation can be represented. In this presentation we will explain the results of our electrification projects and show the challenges for the future within industrial vehicles.

*This Programme may be subject to change.

Day 2

Wednesday 15 November

Day 2 morning session

Moderator - To be confirmed

09:00 - Electrified systems and solutions for on and off-highway equipment
Etienne Hussenot, Power Electronics, John Deere Electronic Solutions, FRANCE
Innovation is one of the 4 core values of John Deere. Electrification is a reality and has already enabled great improvement in John Deere construction, turf and agriculture equipment. Not only end-users benefit from this enhancement, but also on- and off-highway equipment manufacturers, whether they work on developing fully electric or hybrid vehicles. This presentation will discuss the challenges faced and experience gained during electrification projects, as well as heavy-duty components and solutions available to OEM markets.

09:30 - A overview and comparison of 48v MHEV, HV HEV and BEV solutions for Off-highway machinery
Ryan Maughan, managing director, AVID Technology Group Ltd, UK
To be confirmed , Caterpillar, UK
Powertrain electrification has gone from being an area of interest to a necessity for many OEM's because of customer and political demands for cleaner greener solutions. The challenge of BEV battery costs and storage capacity are still significant for many off highway applications, especially considering low volume production and longer design life compared to passenger car. However new solutions are helping to deliver highly efficient and cost effective electrified off highway powertrain solutions.

10:00 - Robots power the warehouse of the future
Robin Shaw, chief technical officer, Hyperdrive Innovation, UK
Hyperdrive is the first company to secure the supply of Nissan Leaf cell technology for its own products, and has developed battery systems for factory and warehousing robots to optimise their availability and reduce cost. Hyperdrive Innovation’s twin 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery packs charge quickly – and discharge slowly – to increase the time a robot spends on the shop floor, or in a pick-and-place application. Businesses in retail have trialled the technology, and volume manufactured lithium-ion packs for robots by Hyperdrive Innovation.

10:30 - Zero-emission solutions for heavy-duty container handling equipment
Willem Nieuwland, project leader, Hyster-Yale Group, NETHERLANDS
The electrification of Hyster-Yale Group’s biggest container handler, a 52-ton top loader, shows the potential of new and clean technology. Reduction of air pollution in urban areas and future legislation drives the development of zero-emission vehicles for material handling equipment in ports as well. Technical solutions have existed for some time but as with all electric vehicles, a sufficient range is the main challenge. To achieve an acceptable price and lower TCO than a comparable ICE diesel top loader, some smart design choices have been made. A modular-build top loader, suitable for any customer application, is the result.

11:00 - 11:30 - Break

11:30 - Transient power management using electric flywheels
Sean Worrall, program and change manager in the automotive and hybrid technology sectors, GKN Innovation Centre - Driveline, UK
The GKN Electric flywheel cut its teeth in top-flight endurance racing, helping to power Audi’s R18 e-Tron Quattro to four successive Le Mans 24 hour race podiums, it has since moved on to industrial applications as diverse as hybrids busses, ship borne directed energy weapons and now industrial vehicle applications. This presentation will showcase a current project where the Flywheel in conjunction with an MGU instantly infills transient loads, decoupling the surges in the torque requirement of the cutting heads from the primary diesel. Giving the following benefits - machine throughput increased, Diesel RPM reduced, engine life increased and fuel economy improved.

12:00 - Modular architecture for flywheel hybrid systems in off-highway machines
Richard Dunne, 600 Series programme manager / business development, Flybrid Systems, UK
The off-highway market consists of a variety of machine types and sizes, operating in a broad range of applications. As demand for hybridisation increases, a scalable hybrid system range is required to offer OEMs common solutions across multiple machines types. Facing this challenge, Flybrid created the 600 and 2000 Series flywheel hybrid systems, built on a modular architecture to deliver cost-efficient, flexible hybridisation for any machine. This presentation details Flybrid’s approach to flywheel hybrid architectures, and how different configurations of the 600 and 2000 Series systems are used in a range of machines from excavators to power generation.

12:30 - Progress on Digital Displacement(R) technology for heavy industrial vehicles
Dr Niall Caldwell, managing director, Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd, UK
Digital Displacement(R) is a fundamental advance in fluid power. By combining robust hydraulic mechanisms with direct digital control, dramatic improvements in efficiency, controllability and noise are achieved, compared to conventional hydraulics. Test results are presented of a hydraulic excavator across common working cycles, showing considerable fuel consumption reductions at the same time as productivity improvement and reduced noise. Simply replacing the conventional swashplate pump already offers compelling return on investment, but is only the first step on an evolutionary roadmap towards a complete hydraulic hybrid architecture offering more than 50% fuel consumption reduction over today’s systems.

13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch

Day 2 afternoon session

14:00 - Hydraulic hybrid asphalt tandem rollers realise substantial fuel savings
Daniel Feld, manager hydraulic hybrid technology, Hydac International GmbH, GERMANY
The typical operating cycle of tandem rollers used for asphalt building requires numerous significant power peaks supplied by the diesel engine. These peaks occur during the inversion of the driving direction of the machines. In this session, a parallel hydraulic hybrid system, developed by the Hamm and Hydac, is presented, which is able to smooth these power peaks. The hybrid drive system enables a considerable downsizing of the diesel engine, leading to considerable fuel savings, which were quantified during measurement runs and field tests.

14:30 - Heat to power: conversion and storage in industrial vehicles
Dr Dmitri Kossakovski, global director, advanced engineering, Gentherm, USA
Waste heat in industrial vehicles can be converted into electricity by thermoelectric generators (TEGs) or other heat engines. Technical specifications, performance maps and results of testing over real cycles will be presented for state-of-the-art TEGs coupled to a variety of heavy-duty engines. Additional system-level benefits of integrating TEGs with onboard batteries will be discussed.

15:00 - Software for electric commercial vehicles
Jim Castelaz, CEO, Motiv Power Systems, USA
Motiv uses a shared operating software platform for electric commercial vehicles, from school buses to garbage trucks. This software approach allows Motiv to develop, validate and maintain one software code base compatible with a wide portfolio of batteries, motors and high-voltage accessories. This software platform reduces vehicle-level software validation, development and maintenance burden on the integrator. Novel software modules in commercial fielded vehicles will be presented, including independent current control of multiple battery packs to allow for energy storage scalability, and over-the-air software for delivering firmware updates and applications-level software, including autonomous-controls software in the future.

15:30 - 16:00 - Break

16:00 - High-performance batteries for industrial vehicles – a field report
Felix von Borck, executive managing director, Akasol GmbH, GERMANY
We have seen first projects where batteries have been used for hybridisation and electrification of industrial vehicle applications. Due to low performance of batteries, the targets of fuel efficiency, availability, safety and robustness could not always be achieved. On the other hand, it has also been shown that high-performance batteries were successfully used in more demanding applications such as commercial vehicles, buses, rail and mining machines. When these technologies and products are considered for industrial vehicle applications, new solutions such as pure-electric drives or hybrids with extended electric range will become the first option for the decision makers.

16:30 - Fuel cell – part of the zero-emission modular system
Manfred Limbrunner, head of mobility business unit, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH, GERMANY
More than ever, we need CO2 and emission-free drive technology for city buses. Fuel cells as the core component, lithium-ion batteries, ultra-capacitors and corresponding charging technologies are the keys to success. Focusing on the TCO, tailor-made to the customer’s requirements, Proton Motor can offer the optimal solutions to the operator. The zero-emission modular system, applied in zero-emission buses, provides maximum flexibility, and enough range and reliability. In this zero-emission modular system technology, the components are designed and combined in such a way that the needs and interests of the vehicle operator are fully met in every case.

*This Programme may be subject to change.

 
 

 

Topics under discussion:
  • Battery technology
  • Hybrid power systems
  • Fuel cells
  • Hybrid hydraulic systems
  • Electric motors
  • Range extenders
  • Supercapacitors
  • Power conversion
  • Charging solutions
  • Thermal management
  • Battery safety
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Future market predictions
  • Applications
  • In-wheel motors
  • Energy recovery solutions
  • Emission standards
 
Vehicle Applications:
  • Excavators
  • Construction
  • Open mining and quarrying
  • Forestry
  • Agricultural
  • Crane and heavy lift
  • Road building
  • Lawn and garden
  • Forklift trucks
  • Airport ground support
  • Container handling
  • Municipal and cleaning
  • AGV/SGVs
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