Over 1,200 Industrial Professionals Attend GlobalSpec Automotive & Transportation Technology Online Trade Show & Event

Attendees learned about the latest products, materials and manufacturing solutions driving today's automotive and transportation industries

East Greenbush, NY (October 18, 2011) – The October 5, 2011 "Automotive & Transportation Technology" online trade show and event hosted by GlobalSpec drew more than 1,200 participants, with 74 percent of the attendees reporting they are decision makers within these organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

GlobalSpec's "Automotive & Transportation Technology" event provided educational forums, manufacturer and supplier content, and expertise on the latest products, materials, and manufacturing solutions driving today's automobile and transportation industries. Participants learned the latest technologies impacting hybrid and electric vehicle development, discovered new manufacturing techniques and were among the first to hear about new software solutions for product simulation.

"Our online events continue to draw impressive numbers of attendees from the engineering, technical and industrial communities," said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. "Of the more than 1,200 attendees at our Automotive & Transportation Technology event, three-quarters said they make purchasing decisions. Once again, GlobalSpec showed that our focus on choosing important vertical segments, offering deep educational content and attracting industry-leading exhibitors is a successful online event strategy."

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • Hydrogen on the Highway - Attendees learned about technology that produces hydrogen while a vehicle's engine is operating. Recently tested in the Baja 500, the system works to improve combustion by enhancing the operation of engine components already in use.
    Presented by: Brian Hess, CEO, Hessgen Inc.
  • How Fog Testing Improves Vehicle Safety and Quality - The automotive and transportation markets demand interior materials that are durable and safe; they must also enhance the customers' perception of quality. Fog testing is vital tool in the process of identifying and developing these materials.
    Presented by: Scott D. Pratt, Application Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Maglev and Fast Transit - Work supported by the Federal Transit Administration has led to the development of improved magnetic suspension and linear motor propulsion. As a result, urban maglev can be implemented at lower cost and with higher performance than all other guided transit modes. The key is the use of permanent-magnet maglev, linear synchronous motor propulsion, and cluster-based control.
    Presented by: Richard Thornton, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, MagneMotion Inc. & Emeritus Prof, of EECS, MIT, MagneMotion Inc.
  • How to Build a Hyper-Capacity, Energy-Neutral, "Physical Network" Transit System Using "Metcalf's Law" - Neither buses nor trains can survive financially through only the fare box. All current modes of transit pollute and none use alternative or renewable energy (ARE). But ARE can integrate with 21st century transit systems and a new "Smart Grid." New systems will require new advances in a wide variety of technologies.
    Presented by: John Kropf, Consultant, Advanced MagLev Systems
  • Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles - Deploying the same technology used to charge electric toothbrushes, a wireless charging system for electric vehicles may break down barriers to mass appeal. Not only can cars be charged while stopped, inductive power transfer could be used to charge vehicles in motion as they are driven over electrified roads.
    Presented by: Dr. Anthony Thomson, CEO, HaloIPT
  • Sealing Solutions for Emission Control - Beginning with an overview of worldwide emission regulations for passenger vehicles, this discussion focused on exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology. Attendees heard how it is used to reduce CO2 emissions and learned of new sealing solutions for EGR applications.
    Presented by: Peter Werger, Worldwide Market Manager Automotive & Transportation, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • How Magnetic Materials Impact Fuel Efficiency - Magnetic materials will play a key role in helping OEMs and Tier suppliers meet stricter CAFE standards and the demand for more fuel efficient vehicles. Why? Magnetic materials are critical to future hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle technologies.
    Presented by: Koshi Okamoto, Executive Director, Corporate Business Development, Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Hitachi Metals America, Ltd., Thermo Fisher Scientific – Thermo Scientific Baths, Circulators & Chillers, Newark / element 14, and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics – High Performance Seals, Polymer Components and Springs.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading specialized vertical search, information services, e-publishing and online events company serving the engineering, technical and industrial communities. GlobalSpec users benefit from domain-expert search engines, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, nearly 30 online events, and more than 60 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. SpecSearch®, GlobalSpec's trademarked search technology, allows users to search by specification more than 180,000,000 parts in 2,300,000 product families from more than 40,000 supplier catalogs. For suppliers, GlobalSpec offers highly filtered sales and marketing opportunities, product promotion and brand advertising platforms, including the GlobalSpec Ad Network, and a wide range of e-media advertising and marketing solutions.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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