Congresprogramma

  • 10:30-11:30
  • Auditorium

Registration & opening

  • 11:30-12:15
  • Auditorium

EOLAB rises to the challenge of ultra-low fuel consumption

In 2014, Renault presented EOLAB, a prototype exploring ways to deliver 1 litre/100km fuel economy, equivalent to 22g of CO2/km. To achieve such low figures, the designers focused their efforts on three main areas: minimising weight, refining aerodynamics and developing a disruptive hybrid technology which foreshadowed today’s “E-TECH” powertrains.

The Automotive Industry (and the mobility industry in general) faces a large number of challenges in the area of reducing CO2 and harmfull substances (such as NOx and Particulate Matter). Besides making the next steps in the development of the combustion engine, Automotive manufacturers are developing alternative drivelines.

During Technology for Automotive, several initiatives will be highligted:

  • Further development of electrical powertrains (with or without fuel cels);
  • Further hightening of combustion engine efficiency;
  • Alternative fuels such as syntehtic fuels,, LMG, CMG and biofuels;
  • New ways of using mobility;
  • Climate agreements;
  • Etc.

  • 12:15-12:30
  • Auditorium

Break & Visit Expo

  • 12:30-13:30
  • Auditorium

Green Mobility & Electrical Vehicle Safety (Rijkswaterstaat, Bender, UMS)

Bender: New market technologies require safety strategies to guarantee the safe use of electricity and process within the application. Within the E-mobility market this goes from setting up the charging station infrastructure over the charging process to operating reliability and safety of the vehicle.During the lecture you will be informed about the highlights within the international standards and electrical safety requirements. From AC/DC charging infrastructure and electrical vehicle safety. The usage of insulation monitoring, schematic overview of connecting heavy duty charging infrastructure to a bus or truck and measuring methods to be used.

UMS: Apart from the environmental necessity to cut emissions, there are many more opportunities for the electrification of transportation. At the same time the energy transition in transportation will not just have a large impact on the automotive industry but also on the pace of the energy transition in general. There are many hurdles to take on the road to 100% electric transportation.

Rijkswaterstaat: The real game changers towards smart and green mobility will come from behaviour change. To take the system of mobility as starting point for solutions, not individual modalities. To make it more flexible for travellers and cargo and to overcome barriers towards other systems like energy of spatial planning. New alliances are needed to solve problems. But its also  give chances. Smart & Green mobility, changing social issues into business opportunities.

  • 13:30-13:45
  • Auditorium

Break & Visit Expo

  • 13:45-14:45
  • Auditorium

The Future of Mobility with Simulation and Automatic Code Generation

The concept of "Software/Algorithms in Everything" has heavily impacted all areas of the automotive industry with trends in vehicle electrification, autonomous driving, and wireless connectivity. Paul Lambrechts, Modeling and Control Expert, will present MathWorks perspective for increased usage of simulation, automation, and artificial intelligence to help engineers address this challenge.

As an example of this, Umut Dogan, E-Drive train Expert at FEV, an internationally renowned service provider in vehicle development, will show their use of MathWorks tools for the development of a state-of-the-art battery management system with a tremendous positive impact on the life cycle and performance of batteries.

  • 14:45-15:15
  • Expo

Break & Expo visit

  • 15:15-15:45
  • Auditorium

Data-driven Vehicle Development

From vehicle concept to fleet operation – Big Data & AI is supporting across the complete vehicle development process to improve development efficiency and quality of the product. For the driver, the passenger and the fleet owner. In our talk we want to present use cases how Artificial Intelligence & Data Analytics is applied for:
- Customer centric requirement engineering
- Reduction of exhaust emissions
- Prediction and extension of electric vehicle battery life time 

  • 15:45-16:15
  • Auditorium

Break & Expo visit

  • 16:15-16:45
  • Auditorium

From idea to a prototype: Automotive manufacturing

Challenges on the way of materialization of the idea. Industrial prototyping options. Material vs. Functionality. Aesthetic Models and Functional Prototypes. Time vs. Cost in prototyping. Confidentiality protection at the stage of prototyping.


As represented in the keynote on Materials developement, the Automotive industry is active in innovations in the area of materials.

The created diversity of new materials and the combination with existing materials (hybrids) lead to challenges in production,
This leads to the need for new production technologies and methods, that can deal with the new demands while enabling energy efficient production.

Another trend in the Automotive Industry is the increasing demand of persionalization of vehicles: series N = 1. This development creates a demand for flexible production processes.

  • 16:45-17:30
  • Expo

Networking drinks & bites + Visit Expo

Networking drinks & bites at the central 'Koepel' for all attendees, speakers and exhibitors.
The ideal opportunity to strenghten relations and find new ways to cross borders within and outside the Automotive Industry.