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Automotive & Transportation Technology
September 25, 2013

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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT (8:00 AM - 1:00 PM PDT)
Automotive & Transportation Technology Open
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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT (8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PDT)
Electrical contacts are perhaps the most commonly utilized, but least understood, component in electrical systems today. This presentation offers an overview of contact theory as it applies to the transportation industry. The discussion will cover contact plating and base metal options, as well as sealing and environmental considerations. Learn More
Dave Larson, TTI Sales Engineer, TTI, Inc.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:30 AM - 10:00 AM PDT)
With each year’s lineup of new model cars, the technology platforms supporting automotive infotainment become increasingly complex. The need for simple and efficient human-machine interfaces (HMI), especially while driving, is critical. This presentation will help to define the methodologies, technologies, and processes needed for best-in-class HMI. Learn More
Mark Boyadjis, Senior Analyst & Manager, Infotainment & HMI, IHS Automotive
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT (10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PDT)
Multiple challenges confront electric vehicle manufacturers selling to the North American automotive market. Learn why plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) may be better suited for market penetration than battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Learn More
Devin Lindsay, Senior Analyst II, North America Powertrain, IHS Automotive
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM EDT (10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PDT)
Current combustion systems are hampered by either low efficiency (spark ignited gasoline) or high emissions levels (diesel). To achieve high efficiency and low emissions in transportation, an alternate combustion approach shows promise. Using a low cetane fuel (gasoline) in a compression ignition platform (diesel) offers just such a solution if controlled properly. Learn More
Stephen Ciatti, Principal Mechanical Engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT)
Driving through rain and snow after dark is treacherous and stressful because precipitation scatters light from headlights creating flickering distractions. The smart headlight is a high-speed imaging and illumination system that adaptively avoids illuminating precipitation allowing observers to directly see through rain and snow for safer travel. Learn More
Srinivasa Narasimhan, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT)
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