Photo Credit: ATZlive | AVL
Increasingly stringent legislation on CO2 emissions as well as newly designed, more demanding test cycles including real driving situations are causing a paradigm change. Electrification is advancing, and powertrains need to be dimensioned more strongly within the integrated network of combustion engine, transmission and electrification. Thematically, the focus of this international conference is on powertrain synthesis, whereas components and vehicle integration form the basis. This is because the cause-effect relationships are becoming more and more complex, digitalization is on the increase and different markets need to be served. Systems thinking, intelligent management and new development methods play crucial roles here.
The combustion engine will also play a decisive role in the powertrain mix of the future. In order to meet the requirements of the various powertrain configurations, the engine must be developed to various specifications. The technical development of all components must not only be optimised with regard to their intended use, but they must also be able to withstand consideration in the integrated cradle-to-grave context.
Energy storage will be decisive in this respect. Should the development focus be on batteries as a storage medium? What possibilities of industrialisation are there for chemical storage such as synthetically produced gases or liquid fuels? How can we prevent energy prices from excluding parts of the population from mobility?
In 2020, we want to answer these burning questions, but we also want to get to grips with the developing propulsion solutions. How are known drives developing? Does the enormous variety of powertrain configurations lead to dead ends? Can modern engines of any kind meet the high demands? And last but not least: Is our infrastructure able to provide and distribute the necessary energy?
The event organizor ATZlive look forward to hearing your proposals and discussing your ideas!
Research Association for Combustion Engines eV
Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 6603 1345