Congress Topics

1. Clean and Efficient Engine Technologies

  • New SI and CI engines and components
  • After treatment and emissions control
  • Fuels (including synfuels) and lubricants
  • Heat transfer and waste heat revalorization
  • Alternative engine thermodynamics
  • Advanced clean and efficient combustion concepts
  • Fuel injection and sprays
  • Flow and combustion diagnostics
  • Engine systems design and simulation

2. New Energy Powertrain

  • Plug-in vehicles
  • Battery advancements
  • Hydrogen and fuel cell powertrains
  • Charging infrastructure and Smart Grid Technology
  • Demonstration of EVs
  • Range extenders
  • HVAC/inverters/converters
  • Safety issues, EMC, supercapacitors, recycling

3. Transmissions and Hybrids

  • DCT & AMT transmissions
  • AT transmissions
  • CVT transmissions
  • EV transmissions
  • Cost competitive hybrid concepts
  • New drive cycles
  • Powertrain controls
  • New actuation concepts
  • Alternatives for permanent magnet electric motors
  • Powertrains for long term mobility requirements

4. Lightweight solutions

  • New materials developments
  • Applications of lightweight metals
  • Applications of composite materials
  • Applications of high strength steel
  • Multi-materials design and concepts
  • Design optimisation
  • Renewable materials & recycling
  • Simulation and experimental validation
  • Cost-effective lightweighting strategies
  • Joining technologies
  • Manufacturing technologies (incl. QA and QC)
  • Impact of lightweight design on body architecture and its production

5. Automated and Cooperative Driving

  • Scalable wireless ad-hoc communications
  • Local dynamic maps/object tracking
  • Fault-tolerance in communication-based applications
  • Integrated vehicle-roadside applications
  • Closed-loop, safety-critical automated and cooperative driving applications
  • Environment sensing devices - opportunities and challenges
  • Legal aspects of automated driving technologies
  • Driver interaction with automated and cooperative driving applications
  • Applications of automated driving

6. Advanced Safety Technologies

  • Precrash - Incrash - Postcrash accidentology in the light of integrated safety
  • New requirements, standards, regulations, consumer tests
  • Protection of vulnerable road users
  • Crashworthiness and occupant protection
  • New vehicle concepts and their impact on road safety
  • Aspects and factors in the pre-impact phase
  • New systems for crash avoidance or mitigation
  • Co-operative systems to reduce traffic accidents

7. Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Vehicle Controls

  • By Wire technologies
  • Regenerative technologies
  • Intelligent chassis controls
  • Advanced driveline controls
  • Functional safety
  • Vehicle dynamics - subjective/objective correlations
  • Vehicle dynamics and chassis CAE
  • New Chassis Concepts

8. Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

  • Engine and powertrain NVH, downsizing NVH effects
  • Tyre and road noise
  • Transient NVH phenomena
  • NVH of lightweight structures
  • Vehicle sound quality and brand sound
  • NVH phenomena in hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Pedestrian warning sound for electric vehicles
  • Car and truck pass-by noise
  • Aero-acoustic noise
  • New developments in NVH simulation
  • Experimental NVH analysis methods

9. Automotive Human Factors

  • Digital human body modelling
  • Anthropometric databases
  • Accident analysis
  • Human factors of advanced driver assistance systems
  • Distraction, workload
  • Interfaces
  • Methodology, driving simulators
  • Automation
  • Field studies
  • Human factors and electric vehicles/eco driving
  • Safety
  • Comfort

10. New Mobility and Vehicle Concepts

  • Future commercial vehicles architectures
  • Bus of the future
  • Ultra-light urban vehicles
  • Innovative two- and three-wheeler concepts
  • Micro-mobility for the last mile
  • Modularisation of vehicle architectures
  • Advanced design concepts
  • Innovative ergonomics and interior design
  • Novel aerodynamics concepts
  • Demonstration of new mobility concepts
  • Field operational tests with electric vehicles
  • Seamless integration of different modes
  • Future mobility concepts for rural areas

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Important dates

2016
FISITA 2016 World Automotive Congress, Incheon, Korea
4-6 May 2015
EuroBrake, Dresden, Germany

Organised by

  • FISITA
  • KIVI

Supported by

  • Automotive NL
  • UBIA
  • VDI
  • Flanders Drive
  • AutoCluster.NRW