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NHTSA Chief Counsel Kevin Vincent Will Deliver Opening Keynote Address at SAE World Congress
Kevin Vincent and Gov. Rick Snyder are the keynote speakers for the 2014 SAE World Congress.
WARRENDALE, Pa. -- Mr. Kevin Vincent, Chief Counsel for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be the featured speaker during the Grand Opening of the SAE 2014 World Congress. Mr. Vincent is replacing Acting Administrator David Friedman, who is not able to attend the event.
Mr. Vincent will speak at on Tuesday, April 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the AVL Technology Leadership Center at Cobo Center in Detroit. The SAE World Congress will run April 8-10. Also scheduled to speak during the Grand Opening will be Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, who became the state’s 48th governor when he was sworn into office on Jan. 1, 2011. Helmut List, Chairman, AVL, also will provide remarks during the opening ceremonies.
Hyundai will serve as Host Company; and Tier One Strategic Partner for the event is Delphi. With a theme of “Creating New Possibilities,” the SAE 2014 World Congress assembles the best talent in the automotive industry; experts, management teams, engineers, and executives alike gather to collaborate and address these current challenges, celebrate evolution and achievement over the last 100+ years, and promote the multitude of opportunities fundamental for a successful future.
For more information about the SAE 2014 World Congress, visit http://www.sae.org/congress/.
SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.
FEV exhibits innovative plug-in hybrid transmission at SAE World Congress
hybridization requires new thinking in transmission development
and FEV's transmission development capability delivers
Engine downsizing for increased fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, either alone or as part of an extended range hybrid system, has led to challenges for transmission developers who are being asked to provide higher levels of capability in a smaller package that can be used in a downsized engine compartment. At the same time, it is desirable to reduce mechanical complexity and increase robustness. FEV has used a clean sheet approach to develop a transmission with such capability.
The plug-in hybrid transmission's capabilities include 2-speed pure electric driving mode, use as an ICE range extender in parallel mode for efficient highway driving, and a highly flexible eCVT mode (power split) that features excellent launch performance without clutch slippage. The transmission does not use a torque converter and includes only one electric machine.
FEV's transmission design process was supported by advanced CAE methods. The TCU software was developed in-house; the calibration was optimized via FEV's proprietary TOPexpert tool chain. The result is a state-of-the-art transmission that is low in complexity, yet enables a high degree of vehicle functionality including the following:
Use of FEV's systematic development process and CAE methods resulted in a transmission that is 10 percent lighter, shorter and less costly to manufacture than a similar dual-clutch transmission. The transmission is package-neutral and offers very low complexity and a high degree of robustness. Testing included putting the transmission through FEV's extreme dynamic "Nurburgring" test cycle for sports car performance.
Source: FEV / Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
The first-ever A World in Motion Fuel Cell Olympics was held at the SAE World Congress in 2011.
Students building fuel cell vehicles
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