Opening Plenary Session
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
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.