April 30- May 2, 2018
Detroit, MI

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2nd Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification Summit Agenda

Check out the agenda for a glimpse at what this highly anticipated event has in-store to help improve the automotive industry.

Articles

48 Volt Electrification: The next step to achieving 2020 emissions

According to Taylor Hansen, Vice-President of Controlled Power Technologies (CPT), a British technology company and a strong proponent of the 48V system, global carmakers will have to embrace 48 volts as the most cost-effective way of meeting stringent CO2 emissions regulations being introduced in 2020.

EMC Technology Report: The effect of split-voltage 12V/48V in modern cars

Today, a typical vehicle has dozens of embedded processors managing everything from passenger comfort and entertainment to critical vehicle safety systems. In fact it’s no longer possible to build vehicles that meet safety requirements without microprocessors that control systems such as the anti-lock brakes and advanced driver assistance systems.

48 Volt Technology Report

The five OEM’s expressed their intention to implement a 48-volt power supply, and appealed to suppliers to actively engage in research and development of components for vehicles with a 48-volt electric system.

48V Technology on the Automotive Horizon

48V electronic architecture has been looming on the automotive horizon for a few years, and rapid growth is expected over the next five years as manufacturers strive to meet increasingly stringent CO2 emission targets.

48 Volt Systems to Meet Fuel Efficiency Regulations

In this article you will discover current global emission standards, the benefits of electrification, and 48 volt hybrid technologies & powertrain architecture with companies such as Daimler, Audi, Delphi. Also how Ford is involved in the Ricardo-led Advanced Diesel-Electric Powertrain (ADEPT) project.

Presentations

48V Past, Present, Future at Volkswagen

Florian Kühnlenz, Serial Development for Low Voltage Energy Systems at Volkswagen AG made this exclusive presentation on the topic of 48V past, present and future.

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Current Attendee List

Here is a list of who is already signed up to be at the Summit this April!

Interviews

Embracing a New Horizon of Energy Applications

Discussing with us the advances in energy storage for transportation is George Crabtree, Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) at Argonne National Laboratory. George speaks about the limitations of current vehicle power supply systems, benefits of advanced lead acid over a lithium ion battery for powering the future vehicle, and what is currently being worked on at the Argonne National Laboratory, and more!

Successful 48V Integration by Volkswagen

Andrew Cunningham, Senior Manager of Integrated & Electric Vehicle Safety at Volkswagen, discusses with us the current limitations of 12V systems, what is motivating other OEMs/Tier 1s to follow suit in implementing 48V systems, top safety concerns when it comes to the integration of a 48V power supply system, and what he believes is preventing the adoption of 48V systems in the U.S.

Robert Bosch on Battery Management Systems

Automotive IQ sat down with Chrysanthos Tzivanopoulos, Lead Engineer for Hardware Development at Robert Bosch Battery Systems, and discussed the latest developments within the industry of battery management systems.

Presentations

Overview of 12V Low Voltage Electrification and Technology Enablers: Striking the Right Balance

George Shaska, Start/Stop Core Engineer - Advanced Electrified Powertrain Systems at Ford, discusses energy resources and electrification, enablers for fuel economy features, and low voltage architectures.

Exclusive Content

Audi Discusses 48V Technology on the Automotive Horizon

48V electronic architecture has been looming on the automotive horizon for a few years, and rapid growth is expected over the next five years as manufacturers strive to meet increasingly stringent CO2 emission targets. 48V mild hybrids are considered one of the most cost-effective ways of achieving the targets, which are set to be introduced in 2020 and expected to be further reduced in 2025 and 2030. To help understand this topic area better; Automotive IQ have written an exclusive report: "48V Technology on the Automotive Horizon".

The Energy-Storage Revolution

Lithium-ion batteries enabled smartphones to flourish. The next innovation will upend transportation and the grid. George Crabtree is director of the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research at Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In this article George speaks about cheap energy storage will break the constraint that power must be generated at the same rate it is used.

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Past Attendee List

A list of job titles and companies we anticipate to be at the Low Voltage Vehicle Electrification event come this April! 

Whitepapers

48V: Collected facts, latest developments and expert opinions

48V: Collected facts, latest developments and expert opinions 48 Volt - the new voltage level in vehicles. We have compiled facts, industry survey results as well as the latest developments and added expert opinions on 48 Volt Power Supply Systems.

A New Paradigm for Battery Research and Development

The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) introduces a new paradigm for battery research: integrating discovery science, battery design, research prototyping and manufacturing collaboration in a single highly interactive organization. This new paradigm by George Crabtree will accelerate the pace of discovery and innovation and reduce the time from conceptualization to commercialization.

The energy-storage frontier: Lithium-ion batteries and beyond

In this article, George Crabtree, Elizabeth Kocs, and Lynn Trahey illustrate the history of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which have enabled unprecedented personalization of our lifestyles through portable information and communication technology. These remarkable batteries enable the widespread use of laptop and tablet computers, access to entertainment on portable devices such as hand-held music players and video game consoles, and enhanced communication and networking on personal devices such as cellular telephones and watches.In this article, we illustrate this concept with the history of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which have enabled unprecedented personalization of our lifestyles through portable information and communication technology.

Battery R&D Roadmap 2030

This Roadmap is focused on e-mobility, covering all vehicles with a certain degree of hybridization and electrification, from start-stop vehicles to full electric vehicles. Each vehicle typeplaces a different set of demands on the installed battery. Courtesy of EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers.

Infographics

48 Volt Mild Hybrid: Great Benefit at a Low Cost

48 volt has many advantages such as allowing vehicles not to lose engine performance but to gain fuel efficiency from downsized engines. Learn more about 48V  and its benefits, interesting statistics and facts in this infographic by Delphi.