Opening Plenary Session

Session Chairs

Mr. Klaus Jäckel, Daimler Truck AG

Prof. Dr.-Ing Georg Ostermeyer, TU Braunschweig 

Presentation 1- Factors Driving the Evolution of Autonomous Vehicles and the Impact on Vehicle and Brake System Design 

Dr. James W. Fash
Head of Advanced Chassis Systems, Zoox LLC.

The automotive industry, and the technologies that support it, are facing unprecedented change driven by several Global Trends. The emerging electric vehicle will have subtle impact on today’s brake system requiring changes to address the changes in the system usage profile resulting with regenerative braking. Looking farther into the future, the electric vehicle segment known as future autonomous shared mobility will have a substantially greater impact.

This presentation will discuss global market and societal factors that are fundamental to the changes that are coming to the industry and what vehicle architectures maybe needed to support these various demands.

The vehicle architecture changes to support future mobility will have significant impact on brake system design and engineering development processes. Some specific examples from the on-going development of a Level 4 Autonomous Mobility Service will be used to illustrate the challenges being addressed in the industry.


Presentation 2 - Wind Turbines, Essential for Energy Transition and Technically Challenging

Santiago Canedo
Senior Mechanical Engineer, X1 Wind

The energy transition is the term for the transition from the unsustainable use of fossil fuels and nuclear energy to a sustainable energy supply by means of renewable energies.
The main motivations for this transformation are global warming, the finite nature and instability of fossil fuel supply and the problems with nuclear energy.
In addition to solar power plants, wind turbines will in future bear the brunt of a renewable energy system. The performance of wind turbines has quadrupled in the last 20 years.
The ever-larger turbines also increase the technical requirements and technical challenges for wind turbines.

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Important dates

10 November 2019
Abstract submission deadline
26 January 2020
Deadline for submission of review ready papers
12 April 2020
Final deadline for modifications to technical papers
29 April 2020
Cut off point for inclusion in proceedings
1 May 2020
Deadline for draft oral-only presentations, posters and presentations associated with a technical paper
1 May 2020
Deadline for speakers to register
24 May 2020
Deadline to upload PPTs for on-site presentation

Organised by



  • Applus+ Idiada
  • ITT
  • Horiba
  • NOF Metal Coatings Europe S.A.
  • Link Europe GmbH
  • Fagor Ederlan Group
  • Lapinus
  • Brembo
  • Sadeca Automotive
  • Brembo + SGL Carbon
  • Alroko

Student sponsors

  • Brembo
  • Altair

Supported by

  • STA