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Automotive & Transportation Technology
October 5, 2011

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11:30 AM - 6:00 PM EDT (8:30 AM - 3:00 PM PDT)
Automotive & Transportation Technology Open
  • Visit the many booths in the Exhibit Hall, chat with booth representatives, learn about new products, and more.
  • Visit the Networking Lounge and interact with other event attendees.
  • Visit the Resource Center and download all materials of interest.
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM EDT (9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PDT)
All-electric plug-in vehicles; hybrid electric, air hybrid, and hydraulic hybrid technologies; plus dramatic improvements to the internal combustion engine – these are exciting times for automotive engineers! Learn More
Jim Brennan, News Anchor, GlobalSpec
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM EDT (9:15 AM - 10:00 AM PDT)

Attendees of this presentation will learn of a 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.

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Brian Hess, CEO Hessgen Inc., Hessgen
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT)
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. Learn More
Scott D. Pratt, Application Specialist, Thermo Fisher Scientific
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 11:30 AM PDT)

"A vision of the Connected World and the Road Ahead" Hosted by Tim Johnson, Strategic Opportunity Manager, Emerging Solutions Group, Sprint

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT)

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.

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Richard Thornton, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, MagneMotion Inc. & Emeritus Prof, of EECS, MIT, MagneMotion Inc.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT (12:00 PM - 12:30 PM PDT)

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.

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John Kropf, Consultant, Advanced MagLev Systems
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT (12:30 PM - 1:00 PM PDT)

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.

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Dr. Anthony Thomson, CEO, HaloIPT
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PDT)

Beginning with an overview of worldwide emission regulations for passenger vehicles, this discussion focuses on exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technology. Attendees will understand how it is used to reduce CO2 emissions and will learn of new sealing solutions for EGR applications.

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Peter Werger, Worldwide Market Manager Automotive & Transportation, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT (2:00 PM - 2:30 PM PDT)

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.

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Koshi Okamoto, Executive Director, Corporate Business Development, Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM EDT (2:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT)
  • Interact with Attendees and Exhibitors in the Exhibit Hall and Networking Lounge.
  • Presentations available On-Demand.