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Breakfast Meeting – Thursday 5th March, 08:00am to 10:30am

Maximising energy efficiency and performance in hybrid and electric motor vehicles

The electrification of transport continues to gather pace. In the new normal, motor vehicles combine traditional mechanical engineering with electronic systems. Software is ever more important. New ways of testing software and the hardware that it controls are needed to ensure that software and hardware are integrated efficiently.

This merging of mechanical parts and software means there is massive opportunity to create high fidelity simulations to test and optimise every part of the vehicle before it goes into production. And, with range anxiety being a key issue for consumers, where 1% or 2% of a battery’s power can make the difference between a completed and abandoned journey, cars need to deliver optimal energy efficiency.

Virtual simulations that allow the testing and evaluation of components are essential. Every component needs to be tested for energy efficiency. Can the wipers be made more efficient? Do the seat heaters need to consume so much power? Can the brakes be designed to waste less energy?

And because energy performance is so important, testing needs to be done in a variety of environments – in the cold, in wet or humid conditions, over rough terrain….

However, it isn’t sufficient to test components on their own. The efficiency of energy flows over system boundaries needs to be explored. The whole engine, the whole vehicle in fact, needs to be tested if energy efficiency is to be maximised.

Testing systems and whole vehicles though the medium of virtual simulations is not only cost effective and time efficient, it enables a variety of tests to be conducted and thus a variety of different conditions to be explored.

This free breakfast debate will explore:

  • The techniques that are available today that enable electric and hybrid motor vehicles to be designed and manufactured with optimal energy use in mind
  • How hardware and software can be brought together, to improve quality, reduce costs, reduce time to market, improve safety and improve the overall performance of the vehicle
  • The ways that mechanical and electronic engineering problems should be addressed together when designing electric and hybrid vehicles
  • How virtual simulation that tests energy efficiency within individual engine systems, across the boundary between different systems, and across the vehicle as a whole, can be used to design efficient and high performance electric and hybrid motor vehicles

Join this crucial discussion: how can virtual simulation be used today to improve the energy efficiency and performance of electrical or hybrid motor vehicles.

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • How should mechanical and electrical engineering issues be integrated during the design and testing of hybrid and electric vehicles?
  • How can electric and hybrid vehicle software keep up with constant changes to mechanical and battery engineering?
  • How can manufacturers ensure that software updates maintain and improve hybrid and electrical vehicle efficiency?
  • How can virtual testing and simulation be used to replace physical vehicle testing?
  • How can manufacturers use simulation to address the fears that consumers have about range and performance of electric cars?

Who is invited?

This briefing is for anyone investigating the way that the drive to electrification is changing the automotive industry. Delegates will be senior managers (CIO, CTO, COO, CEO and their direct reports) at organisations across the automotive sector: manufacturers and assemblers, parts manufacturers, automotive and engineering consultancies, design companies, software companies.

Registered attendees include:

AVID Technology Limited - CEO
Williams Advanced Engineering - Technical Director
TATA Motors - Head of Electrical/Electronics and Energy Storage
Mercedes-Benz Parts Logistics UK - Managing Director
Envision Virgin Racing - Managing Director & CTO
Cummins - Executive Director - Electrified Engineering

Be one of twelve senior automotive industry professionals around the table at the Ritz Hotel in central London.

For any enquiries, please contact Harry on 0208 349 5580 or email harry.p@business-reporter.co.uk.

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by Siemens Digital Industries Software and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership we will be unable to offer you a place.

This breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend. However, if you cancel your attendance less than two weeks prior to the briefing, you will have to provide a replacement of equal seniority otherwise you will be a subject of £150 cancellation fee.

When you register we will ask you for your corporate email address which we will share only with the event sponsor(s). See our privacy policy.

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