AUTOMOTIVE WORLD NAGOYA Conference


Topics covers advanced automotive technologies including autonomous driving technology, electrification,
lightweight technologies and future engines, etc.

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Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-K September, 6 (Thu) 10:30  -  12:00

Sustainable Society Realized by Revolution of Engines

  • English/Japanese

Improvement Target for Internal Combustion Engines and Mazda's Challenges

Mitsuo Hitomi Managing Executive Officer, Senior Technical Fellow, In charge of Technical Research Center and Integrated Control System Development, Mazda Motor Corp.

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Many countries have been politically promoting to shift internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles. I will demonstrate that internal combustion engines with approx. 15% improvement in the real-world fuel economy will be able to reduce CO2 emissions more than electric vehicles. I will also explain about Mazda's next generation engines.

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Automobile Engine Innovation Aimed at the Coming Century

Toshihiro Hirai Corporate Vice President, Powertrain & EV Engineering, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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In the coming century, evolution of other technologies than internal combustion engine, such as intelligence and electrification technologies, would have an important role. However, flying car must be still a long way off. So, we should never skimp on effort which take engine technology to the next stage, for the vehicle running on the ground with wheel.

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Toshihiro Hirai is Corporate Vice President in Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd., responsible for Powertrain & EV Engineering since 2014.
He entered in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in 1984 after graduated Mechanical Engineering of Waseda University to start with powertrain mechanical/system design followed by Common engine development with Renault in 2001 from the beginning of planning to the production.
From 2013 he was Program Director in Nissan C segment (Serena, X-trail) and Infiniti Brand just before current job assignment.

Commemorative Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-C September, 5 (Wed) 10:30  -  11:30
  • Fully Booked
  • FREE

Envisioning Smart Mobility Society in the Connected Future

  • English/Japanese
Keiji Yamamoto Executive Vice President, Connected Company, Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corp.

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The automotive industry is facing the biggest change in the last 100 years by the advances in the technologies of Electrification, AI, and Connectivity.
This keynote lecture will discuss how mobility itself will change and what we are envisioning the future of mobility society as well as the importance of mobility service platform.

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Special Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-S1 September, 6 (Thu) 15:30  -  17:00
  • FREE

Quantum Computing Innovates Automotive Development

  • English/Japanese

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Bo Ewald President, D-Wave Systems Inc.

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This talk will provide a brief introduction to the history of quantum computing and the major technology directions that are being pursued. It will then discuss the quantum annealing approach to quantum computing and describe D-Wave's systems and customers and some of the "proto-apps" that they have been developing. Finally, we'll talk about the future of quantum computing, its challenges and opportunities.

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Bo Ewald has lengthy experience in the technology industry, as a user, engineer, customer and executive with some of the leading high performance computer systems and graphics companies. He is currently the President of D-Wave International, the world's first commercial quantum computing company. Prior to that he was Executive Chairman of Perceptive Pixel, the touch sensitive display company, CEO of computer graphics pioneer Silicon Graphics, and President/COO of Cray Research, the first supercomputer company. Bo began his management career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory as the head of its Computing and Communications Division. He has been the CEO/Chairman of several start-up companies including Linux Networx, EStamp and Scale8. He is involved in various industry organizations and was appointed to the President's Information Technology Advisory Committee by Presidents Clinton and Bush. He has also served on the Boards of several public and private companies.

A New Era of Automotive Industry Initiated by Quantum Computing

Takesi Kondo General Manager, Information Electronics R&I Dept., Electronics R&I Div., DENSO Corp.

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A quantum computer, which has enormous calculation ability, is being turned into actual utilization. And, automotive industry is taking in IoT and AI technologies to improve its manufacturing, logistics and car services. What kind of changes does a quantum computer bring into automotive industry?
DENSO's researches and the future visions are introduced.

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Takesi Kondo is a General Manager of Electronics R&I Div. in DENSO Corp.
He has responsibility for researches in information processing and computing.

AUTO-S2 September, 7 (Fri) 10:30  -  12:00
  • FREE

Engineer Support Program -- Story behind the Development

  • Available only in Japanese

*The Interview Follows Mr. Matsumoto's Speech.

SKYACTIV Vehicle Architecture and Mazda's "JINBA ITTAI"

Speech Hiroyuki Matsumoto Executive Officer, General Manager, Vehicle Development Div., Mazda Motor Corp.

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Mazda's design philosophy is "human-centered".
We have evolved this philosophy to envision the ideal functionality and optimization on a vehicle-total basis, beyond the conventional boundaries of individual units or systems.
The presentation describes the concept of our next-generation vehicle structure "SKYACTIV VEHICLE ARCHITECTURE" and the evolution of "JINBA-ITTAI", meaning oneness between car and driver.

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Interview ■ interviewer Ferdinand Yamaguchi Columnist

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AUTO-S3 September, 7 (Fri) 13:00  -  14:30
  • FREE

Autonomous Driving Startups -- Their Technologies to Enable Level 4 Autonomy

  • English/Japanese

Automated Driving, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Robert Hambrick Founder/CEO, AutonomouStuff, LLC

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We live in a time where artificial intelligence, safety requirements, high bandwidth computing and massive investments in autonomous driving are all converging. It takes an ecosystem of partners, which AutonomouStuff has strategically pulled together, to address these challenges.

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Bobby Hambrick is the founder and CEO of AutonomouStuff, a leader in the automotive and technology industry. Hambrick founded AutonomouStuff in 2009 to serve the growing interest in automated vehicles in various markets including automotive, mining, military, agriculture, aerospace and academia. Hambrick is one of the first to develop and bring to market an automated R&D vehicle. As a single founder, Hambrick has grown the company like no other in the automotive industry: triple digit growth for the last three years. As the leader of one of the most respected companies in the automotive industry, Hambrick works with local robotics teams and universities to inspire the future leaders to build a safer and better world. Prior to founding AutonomouStuff, Hambrick led technical sales at Springfield Electric. Hambrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management.

Pioneering Robotaxi Operations and Transforming the Mobility in China

Harry Na Chief Strategy Officer, Roadstar.ai

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Introduction to the latest technology used in Level 4 autonomous driving systems, along with real business cases in China. The changing competitive landscape and mindset of different players, including internet giants, government, mobility service providers, communication carriers, OEM and Tier1s in China and cross the globe.

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Master of Computer Science from University of Tokyo. Ex-Consultant at Roland Berger, Ex-Banker at China Renaissance. Current Chief Strategy Officer of Roadstar.ai, in charging of strategy planning, funding and business development.

Technical Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-1 September, 5 (Wed) 16:00  -  17:30
  • Fully Booked

Smart Mobility Society Born from Autonomous Driving Technology

  • Available only in Japanese

The Activities of Automated Driving Technology Development and the Future

Koji Kawabe Chief Engineer, AD Dept., Integrated Control System Development Div., Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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Mobility innovation expected by increasing congestion in the urban areas and aging and declining freedom of mobility in rural areas. Honda provides "Collision-free Society with the Joy & Freedom of Mobility for Everyone" by using automated driving technology.
This lecture says advanced safety driving support system and automated driving technology development and the future.

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1991, I entered Honda Motor Co., Ltd, and assignment in Honda R&D Co., Ltd. I was engaged in the study of automated driving vehicle and the commuter vehicle. After that, I was engaged in research and development of humanoid robot ASIMO and promote it as a person in charge of a project leader of electric and sensing, and the person responsible of proof experiment. At present, I am in charge of research and development of automated driving vehicle by applying robotics technology.

Mobility Service Based on Level 4 Automated Driving

Yoshiki Ninomiya Director, Tier IV Inc. / Designated Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University

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One of big impacts of automated driving is the freedom of movement to all people towards an aging society. We will introduce the activities of startup company from Nagoya University which aims to realize the early mobility service based on perfect automated driving necessary by using a new development style called an open platform.

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AUTO-2 September, 5 (Wed) 16:00  -  17:30

Integrated ECU -- "Vehicle Computer" Innovates Vehicles

  • Available only in Japanese

Vehicle Computers: A Paradigm Shift in Automotive Technology

Camille Vuillaume Section Manager Group3, AE-BE Application Engineering Dept., Automotive Electronics (AE) Div., Bosch Corp.

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Several OEMs are adopting vehicle computer technology, which allows them to integrate, manage heterogeneous software on a single platform. Because adding a vehicle computer has a negative impact on the overall cost of the vehicle, it makes sense to also consider the deployment of a new E/E architecture aiming at reducing the number of ECUs or the length of wire harness.

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Dr. Vuillaume holds master degrees from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, as well as a PhD from Hakodate Future University. He is living in Japan since 2004, where he has worked for Hitachi and Renesas Electronics.
He joined ETAS, a Bosch group company in 2011, where he was the head of the embedded security activity for the Japanese branch and the whole Asia-Pacific area.
Since 2016, he is an expert and team leader at Bosch for gateway ECUs, next-generation in-vehicle networks, automotive security and over-the-air software updates.

The Latest Technology of Application Server that Innovates Autonomous Driving and Connected Car

Hirotaka Hara Senior Distinguished Engineer, Automotive Solution Business Unit, Renesas Electronics Corp.

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With the rapid evolution of big data and AI, expectations for secure, safe and comfortable connected cars creating new value and business are rapidly expanding. The application server technology which is the key to the evolution of E/E architecture in connected cars will be introduced in this session.

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AUTO-3 September, 6 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

Challenge to Create Hydrogen Society in 2020

  • Available only in Japanese

FCV Development and Initial Market Creation: Mission to a Hydrogen Society

Taiyo Kawai Project General Manager, R&D and Engineering Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

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More than 2000 FCVs have been introducing into both Japan and California market in the autumn-2017. The activity aiming at FCV initial market creation was started. FC Buses have been also introducing into the US, Europe and China. In Japan, newly developed two FC Buses were introduced into Tokyo in February-2017. The conveniences of Hydrogen Station for FCV customers need to be improved by the collaboration among the related stakeholders.

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Taiyo Kawai joined Toyota Motor Corp. in 1978. He worked as the General Manager of Fuel Cell System Development Div. from 2001 through 2012 after he was in charge of engine R&D and R&D management. He has been the Project General Manager of R&D Management Div. since 2012. He is in charge of planning and promotion of FCV market introduction.

Honda Fuel Cell Vehicle Development and Challenge for Hydrogen Society

Kazuo Sakurahara Senior Chief Engineer, Technology Development Div. 5, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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Honda has been developing the Fuel Cell Vehicle. This presentation will explain the status based on the Fuel Cell Stack development. And Honda has been developing simultaneously the small hydrogen station named SHS and the mobile inverter for power output from vehicle. This presentation will describe these activities and recent trend for Hydrogen Society based on Japanese road-map.

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Sakurahara joined Honda Motor and was assigned to Honda R&D in April, 1982. Sakurahara served as IC Engine & Motor sports Development Div. Manager, Operating Officer. He was a senior chief engineer in 2016 and engaged in fuel cell research.

AUTO-4 September, 6 (Thu) 13:00  -  14:30

EV Development -- Latest Technologies and Future Electrification Strategy

  • Available only in Japanese

Development of Electric Vehicle Technology to Realize a Carbon Free Society

Hakaru Sadano Chief Engineer, Manager, Dept. 1, Electric Vehicle Development Div., Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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We believe that the use of renewable energy will be the key to the coexistence of "free movement pleasure" and "rich and sustainable society". We will introduce the direction of Honda's efforts towards the realization of a carbon-free society, from the viewpoint of functions required and expected for electric cars, and the direction of technology development for realization.

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Future's EV Trend and Technical Subject

Koji Toyoshima Chief Engineer/General Manager, EV Business Planning Dept., Technology Development Management Div., Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

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AUTO-5 September, 6 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00
  • Fully Booked

Motor/Inverter Technologies -- Key for Evolution of EV/HEV

  • Available only in Japanese

Strategies for Achieving the Performance Required for EV/PHEV Motor Drive Unit

Yoshinori Nakano General Manager, Industrial & EV Drives Engineering Div., Motor Drive Products Business Unit, Meidensha Corp.

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Our company has worked to develop driving units for EV since 1990. Since Mitsubishi Motor's EV "i-MiEV" had been launched in 2009, EV/PHEV/HEV market was expanded at rapid rate not only in Japan but all over the world. Recently, required capabilities for EV driving units are considered to be miniaturization, high-efficiency, control, quietness and reliability. I am going to introduce what we have done in the past, and what we will do in the future about development of EV driving units.

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Current Trend of Power Electronics Technology for EV/HEV

Takahiro Urakabe General Manager, Power Electronics Technology Lab., Advanced Technology R&D Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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It is expected that the production volume of EV/HEV will grow rapidly due to the worldwide momentum of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In this presentation, we will describe the requirements for power electronic devices for EV/HEV, and explain the latest technologies such as inverters and battery chargers.

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AUTO-6 September, 7 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:00

All-solid-state Battery -- Challenges for Practical Use

  • Available only in Japanese

Developments of Materials for All-solid-state Battery

Ryoji Kanno Unit Leader/Professor, All-Solid-State Battery Unit, Institute of Innovative Research (IIR), Tokyo Institute of Technology

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All-solid-state is an ideal form of batteries. The all-solid-state batteries offer an attractive option owing to their potential in improving the safety and achieving both high power and high energy densities. Among the electrolytes proposed, the sulphide system is a candidate because of its high ionic conductivity and is promising for applications requiring batteries with high power and energy densities. Material variations provide suitable combinations of the electrodes and the electrolyte. This review presents the state-of-the-art knowledge of the solid-state battery.

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Progress in Solid-interface for Fabricating All-solid-state Lithium Batteries

Akitoshi Hayashi Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka Prefecture University

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Development of all-solid-state rechargeable lithium batteries with inorganic solid electrolytes is expected. Improving both properties of solid electrolytes and formation of solid-solid contacts is important for realizing all-solid-state lithium batteries with high safety and high energy density. In this presentation, recent progress of glass-based solid electrolytes and interfacial formation techniques will be demonstrated.

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AUTO-7 September, 7 (Fri) 15:30  -  17:00

Technology Development to Realise "Safe Autonomous Driving"

  • Available only in Japanese

Automated Vehicles Realize Society with No Traffic Accident

Tsuguo Nobe Director and Chief Advanced Service Architect, Business Development, Government and Policy Group, Intel K.K. / Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Innovation for Future Society, Nagoya University

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While Automated Driving technologies advanced a lot in recent years, there happened a few fatal accidents in the US. With the correct understanding of their backgrounds, examine the trends for safety assessments toward the society with no traffic accidents.

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Joined NEC in 1983. Established IBM compatible PC business in the US and Europe, and then in 1997 introduced the global standard PC architecture also in Japan. In 2001, was named CEO for Japan subsidiary of the world's largest online game company. Thought that the technology of online game, MMORPG, could be applied for Telematics and joined NISSAN in 2004. Since then, managed the integration of Information and Communication Technologies for vehicles and EV-IT was awarded the Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive and Transport at GSMA MWC 2011. In 2012, joined Intel to define and promote the globally standard architecture with emphasis on Connected Cars and Automated Vehicles. Recently, put more emphasis on integrating Artificial Intelligence and Deep Enforced Learning to accelerate the development of Autonomous Cars. Since 2014, added a position as Visiting Associate Professor at Nagoya University.

Image Sensor to Enhance Safety of Autonomous Driving ~Safety Cocoon~

Isao Hirota Senior Principal Researcher, Automotive Business Dept., Automotive Business Div., Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corp.

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"Safety Cocoon" is a name expressing the creation of an area surrounding the car where a car can detect its surroundings in 360 degrees and prepare for danger avoidance from an early stage in various driving situations, enhancing safety in our society of constantly improving levels of autonomous driving. Adopting Sony's image sensor will contribute to enhance safety efficiently. It's explained by comparing the visibility of human, car and image sensor.

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Lightweight Technology Innovation Forum Nagoya2018 Pre-registration Required

Supervisor

Teruo Kishi President, Innovative Structural Materials Association (METI) / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
ALT-1 September, 5 (Wed) 13:30  -  15:00

Ultra-high Tensile Strength Steels -- for Mass-produced Cars

  • Available only in Japanese

JFE'S AHSS and Innovative Solutions for Weight Reduction of Car Body

Kazuhiro Seto Senior Vice President, Director of Steel Research Lab., JFE Steel Corp.

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High strength sheet steel has potential capabilities to realize 30% weight reduction of car body without other light materials. The latest advanced high strength steels and application technologies including forming and welding developed by JFE Steel will be introduced.

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He has earned his Master of Engineering degrees from the Dept. of Materials Engineering in the University of Tokyo in 1986. He was assigned as a researcher of Sheet Steel Lab. in Kawasaki Steel (present JFE Steel) in 1986, and then assumed the present post in 2018. He has been active in the development of high strength steel for automotive use.

H-one's Efforts toward Weight Reduction of Car Body

Hiroyuki Takebe Manager, R&D Section, Model Development Dept., Model Development Center, H-one Co., Ltd.

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Weight reduction technologies are being sought after satisfying performance requirements such as collision performance and rigidity performance required for the body frame. In this presentation, we will introduce processing technologies such as forming and joining of H-one which will contribute to weight reduction of the car body.

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ALT-2 September, 5 (Wed) 13:30  -  15:00

CFRP -- Latest Case Examples and Development Trend

  • Available only in Japanese

The Weight Saving Technology of Instrument Panel Member Using the Pultrusion-molded GFRP

Takeshi Kitagawa Group Manager, Engineering Development sec.2, Engineering Development Dept., Plastic Products Div., KURIMOTO, Ltd.

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Weight saving of vehicle parts have limitations with all steel; changing alternative materials is necessary such as magnesium, FRP, and so on. In this talk, as part of stepwise weight saving, we introduce our activities regarding applying pultrusion-molded GFRP hollow products to structural components that are being developed by an automobile manufacturer and Kurimoto, Ltd.

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Current Status and Future of CFRP Material for Automobile

Hiroshi Inanami General Manager, Organic Material Dept., Organic Material Engineering Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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Needs for lightweight are increasing for CO2 reduction and fuel consumption. CFRP has higher potential for lightweight than steel and aluminum, so the usage of CFRP is increasing for Automobile. In this presentation, current status about CFRP application in Toyota and the future trend are explained.

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ALT-3 September, 6 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

Multi-materialization and New Bonding Technologies

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Reality of Conventional Dissimilar metal Joining Process and Characteristics of the New Process

Reiichi Suzuki General Manager, Automotive Solution Center, Multi-Material Joining Research Section, Technical Development Group, Kobe Steel, Ltd.

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Process of dissimilar material joining are realistic using combination the mechanical joining methods such as clinching or screws with adhesive. Nonetheless, there are various problems in this processes. The actual situation of dissimilar material joining is introduced. In addition, the outline and characteristics of a new dissimilar metal joining process under development is introduced, too.

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Completed graduate school master course of Hokkaido Univ. in 1992. Joined Kobe Steel in the same year and assigned the R&D section of welding business. Engaged in development of arc welding consumables and process for some industries. Received Dr.(Eng.) in 2015 and moved to current section. Has served as Section Leader since April 2017.

The Latest Trend of Multi-material Body

Kouji Chiba Senior Engineer, Body and Closure Engineering Group, Body Engineering Dept., Platform and Vehicle Component, Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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In recent years, in response to the trend of CO2 regulation strengthening and electrification of the country, vehicle weight reduction has been promoted actively. Among them, multimaterial vehicles that use materials at the right place are increasing. This time, we will explain trends of multimaterial car bodies in various region automobile manufacturers, thinking about multimaterialization, and joining dissimilar materials of key technology.

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ALT-4 September, 6 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

Disimmilar Material Joining Technology for Lightweighting

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Dissimilar Material Joining of Aluminum and CFRP by Frictional Heat

Yukihiro Sugimoto Senior Research Engineer, Technical Research Center, Mazda Motor Corp.

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High-performance structural materials and dissimilar material joining technology are indispensable for achievement of multi material car body. Summary of "Friction stir spot joining of aluminum and CFRP" that is research theme of Innovative Structural Materials Project will be reported.

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Daicel-Evonik's Engineering Plastics Technology for Automotive Light Weight Design

Mitsuteru Mutsuda General Manager, Technical Center, Daicel-Evonik Ltd.

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Light weight design is more and more important for automotive developments. This seminar explains about not only the contribution and advantages but also disadvantages and the solutions of plastics for automotive light weight design, focusing on Daicel-Evonik's engineering plastics and the technologies.

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1997 - Daicel-Huels LTD. (now Daicel-Evonik) Technical Center. R&D of Bonding technology, PEEK.
2008 - now General Manger of Daicel-Evonik Technical Center
PhD., Professional Engineer Japan

ALT-5 September, 7 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:30

Aluminium -- Challenges for its Mass Use in Japanese Vehicles

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Development History and Latest Trend of Aluminum Materials for Automobiles

Yoichiro Bekki Senior Principal Research Engineer, Research Dept. I, Research & Development Div., UACJ Corp.

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Due to fuel efficiency regulations, the need for weight reduction of automobiles has become stronger. Aluminum is effective materials for weight reduction, and aluminum panels such as hoods and trunks are increasing. The development history of aluminum sheet for panels and its latest situation are reported.

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Graduated from Dept. of Metal Engineering at the University of Tokyo in 1980 and joined Furukawa Electric. The company changed to Furukawa-sky and UACJ later on due to management integration, but during that time consistently engaged in researching aluminum materials at the laboratory. Main subjects of development were automobile body sheets, automobile heat exchanger materials, and can stock.

Weight Reduction by Aluminum Leveraging

Kyoso Ishida Principal Engineer, Vehicle Development Div., Mazda Motor Corp.

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Aluminum is one of the effective materials for the light weight as steel and FRP. And Aluminum is expected to expand application in the future. I explain the recent trends and issue of aluminum application.

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Kyoso Ishida graduated from Osaka University in 1981. After joining Mazda Motor Corp., he worked in the Production Engineering Development Dept. and at the Technology Research Center. In 2009, he became in charge of vehicle lightweight in Vehicle Development Div.
Career: Plastic Forming, CAE, Metal Materials, Vehicle Lightweight.

ALT-6 September, 7 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:30

Plant Fiber & Cellulose Nanofiber -- New Lightweight Materials

  • Available only in Japanese

Application of Natural Fiber for Automobile Interior Parts

Masanori Hashiba Dept. General Manager, Biotechnology Development Dept., Interior & Exterior Advanced Development Div., Interior & Exterior Business Group, Toyota Boshoku Corp.

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Our company produces some automotive interior parts of using kenaf, an annual grass plant with superior CO2-absorbing properties. Using kenaf has the benefits of decreasing the usage of oil-based plastic materials and reducing weight. This presentation introduces the key technology for the light weight natural fiber board.

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Challenges and Latest Situation of CNF Applications for Automotive

Yuji Kageyama Professor, Graduate Program in Synthesized Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kanazawa Institute of Technology

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For the future mass production, CNF has been studied as structural parts for automotive. Although it is still unknown as a material structural, I would like to introduce and discuss about the expectations and problems from various viewpoints.

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Exhibitors' Presentation Free / No Registration Required

Exhibitors of NEPCON JAPAN will give presentations about the latest
products/technologies.

>> Program

No registration required.
Please go to the venue (inside exhibition hall) directly.
Please note that some presentations might be given only in Japanese.

Concurrent Conferences Pre-registration Required

NEPCON-3 September, 6 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

Advanced Power Devices -- Mounting Technology Development and Application

  • Available only in Japanese

Double-sided Liquid Cooling and Packaging Technologies for
Automotive Applications

Arihiro Kamiya Project Director, Basis Electronics R&D Div., DENSO Corp.

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Vehicular electrification attracts attention, and compactness and weight reduction of the motor control inverter is demanded. It comes true by double sided heat radiation structure and the packaging technology of the power device. I introduce thermal design being aware of total optimization of that purpose with an example.

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Technology Trend for SiC Device and Application

Junji Yamada General Manager, Application Engineering Dept., Power Device Works, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.

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Power modules with SiC semiconductors are required higher specifications to apply for new applications. Latest technology trend for chip, package and protection circuit to meet those market requests are explained in this lecture. Also successful applications example of SiC module will be introduced.

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Joined Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in 1985
About 20 years experience as development engineer of power module
Approximately 8 years experience of application engineer

NEPCON-S September, 6 (Thu) 13:00  -  14:30
  • FREE

Next Generation Vehicle Development Race -- Its Impact on Electronics Industry

  • Available only in Japanese

Japan Will Hold the Leading Position in the Global Automotive Industry among Japan, US, China and Europe
-- Huge Influence on Electronics Device Industry from Green Vehicles, Connected Cars and Autonomous Vehicles

Wataru Izumiya President & CEO, Sangyo Times, Inc.

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The worldwide competition over next-generation vehicle development is intensifying. The rapid rise of green vehicles such as HEVs, EVs and FCVs, the rapid development of autonomous driving technology, and connected cars are attracting attention. In this lecture, I will analyze strategies of leading Japanese automakers such as Toyota, Nissan and Honda based one the latest information acquired from our interviews. Also, I will provide the outlook on capital investment planning of Japanese suppliers including material manufacturers, in-vehicle semiconductor manufacturers, sensors and electronic component manufacturers.

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NEPCON-5 September, 7 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:00

Technologies Required for Advanced Automotive Electronics

  • Available only in Japanese

AI and GPU Computing Realizing Advanced Autonomous Driving

Toru Baji Technical Advisor, NVIDIA Japan

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Autonomous driving requires a high-performance parallel and a super-human perception capability using AI / Deep Learning. GPU realized these requirements using massive parallel computing and AI optimized architecture. In this lecture, we will cover a wide range of the latest relevant technologies from semiconductor devices to simulation and testing systems.

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Toru Baji graduated from Osaka University Graduate School and joined Hitachi's Central Research Lab. in 1977. There he conducted research in solid-state image sensors and processor architecture. He was engaged in analog-digital circuit and processor architecture research at University of California, Berkeley and Hitachi America R&D respectively. He also filed an US patent for neuro processor. After transferring to Hitachi's Semiconductor Div. in 1993, the Division was moved to Renesas and he served as a GM of Automotive Application Technology Dept.. He joined NVIDIA in 2008 as a Solution Architect for automotive business, supporting worldwide customers for Tegra automotive processors applications. Since 2016, he serves as an NVIDIA technical advisor and GPU Evangelist.

Request to Murata Mfg for Sensors in Autonomous Drive

Makoto Kawashima Director, Sensor Products Div., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

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Automotive has been using a lot of sensors in power train, power steering, brake, head light, air conditioner etc..
Many of analysis are saying sensor demand are increasing continuously. Murata will introduce our activity for automotive sensors, especially for ADAS application.

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SFE-K September, 5 (Wed) 13:30  -  15:00

Global Data Linkage Brings New Innovation

  • English/Japanese

Denso Factory-IoT -- Human-Machine Co-creation for Innovative Manufacturing

Yasuhiko Yamazaki Executive Director, Production Innovation Center, Electronic Systems Business Group, Mobility Systems Business Group, DENSO Corp.

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A philosophy of manufacturing in DENSO, "Monozukuri is Hitozukuri", has not changed even in IoT era. The presentation shows DENSO's efforts to apply IoT, a new technology, to continuous growing capable GENBA to create new values and more KAIZEN ideas which inspire people working there. Through this human growth, DENSO aims to realize production innovation in a new era.
*Monozukuri is Hitozukuri: making good thing is same as developing people.

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Entered DENSO Corp. in 1986 with mission to develop the innovative production systems for DENSO's competitive products. Then served as a director of Safety and Driving manufacturing div. from 2009 and then as a president of DENSO Barcelona from 2011. Responsibility after returning back to Japan on 2013 was a director of Production Engineering dept. in the HQ and became Executive Director of the Production Innovation Center in 2014 to promote and lead the worldwide Dantotsu Factory projects like F-IoT project to renovate DENSO's production systems to the next generation.

Innovation of Manufacturing and the Value Chain Driven by Connectivity
-- Value Generation Accelerated by IoT Platform and Collaborative Creation

Jun Abe Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Industry and Distribution Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd.

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As digitization progresses, a variety of data are linked and merged by connectivity which drives the business innovation that adds new value not only to the manufacturing process but also to the entire value chain. In this presentation, digitization strategies and case studies of collaborative creation using Hitachi's IoT platform Lumada in industrial fields will be shown.

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Mr. Jun Abe joined Hitachi, Ltd. in March 1984, after graduating from the Faculty of Economics, Fukushima University. He worked and engaged in the development, sales and maintenance support for middleware, such as database and storage management software at the Software Div.. He assumed the roles of Senior Vice President, Hitachi Data Systems Corp., in October 2007; General Manager of Software Div., Hitachi, Ltd. in April 2011; and Senior General Manager of Control System Platform Div. Group, Services & Platforms Business Unit, in April 2016. He has been in his current position since April 2018.

SFE-2 September, 6 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

Making Old Facilities into IoT Infrastructures

  • Available only in Japanese

Wrap & Reuse to Build Your IoT Infrastructure with Schneider Electric's "EcoStruxure"

Satoshi Hayashi Sales Planning Manager, Japan Industry, Schneider Electric Japan Holdings Ltd.

* Please note that the speaker has been changed because of an unavoidable reason. (The speech topic remains the same.) [As of August 22, 2018]

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Instead of Rip & Replace, why not Wrap & Reuse your existing equipment to build an IoT enabled infrastructure? Session introduces Schneider-Electric's IoT platform "EcoStruxure" that enables this in the most effective and efficient way.

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How to Implement IoT for Manufacturing Sites that Can Utilize Data from Old Facilities

Toshiyuki Irimajiri Chief General Manager, Marketing Planning Div., Product & Service Development Div., Toyo Business Engineering Corp.

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The key to success in implementing IoT at the manufacturing site is to draw two or three step further scenario while verifying and realizing the effect by turning PDCA in a short term. This seminar introduces the growth scenario which brings out stepwise effect while connecting "what is not connected" and "connection difficulty" including old facilities and on-site know-how, with demos and case examples.

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ROBO-1 September, 6 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

Factory Innovation by Robots

  • Available only in Japanese

Case for Industry 4.0 and Collaborative Robots

Tsuyoshi Yamane General Manager, Universal Robots AS

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This lecture is to clarify the role that collaborative robots play in Industry 4.0. After reviewing the concepts of Industry 4.0 and cobots, we will examine the suitability of cobots for use in Industry 4.0 environments and the role they play towards industry 4.0.

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Tsuyoshi Yamane earned Bachelor Degree in miring engineering from Hokkaido University in March, 1998. He built over 15 years of progressive sales, marketing and management experience in the area of plant engineering, industrial automation and industrial printing, before joining as a General Manager of Universal Robots, North East Asia - Japan, Korea and Taiwan - in August, 2016.

Case Study of Practical Applications of Collaborative Robots in
Automotive Manufacturing Process & Challenges

Hideyuki Murayama Project Manager, Innovative Powertrain Unit Development Dept., Production Engineering Development Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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Unlike many conventional robots which work separately from human, TOYOTA developed robots such as skill-supporting robots and heavy load carriers which collaborate with human workers in the same space, and have already introduced into the company's mass production lines. In this presentation, I will introduce skill-supporting technology of our collaborative robots and challenges in their practical applications.

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ROBO-2 September, 6 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

Forefront of Robot Development

  • Available only in Japanese

Sony's Efforts in the Robotics Business from the Perspective of aibo

Izumi Kawanishi Business Executive, AI Robotics Business Group, Sony Corp.

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A look inside the development process of autonomous entertainment robot aibo and a product/business summary including its cloud platform and services.

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Future Robot Society in the Vision of TOYOTA

Keisuke Suga General Manager, Z-Frontier Div., Frontier Research Center, Toyota Motor Corp.

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In the near future, robots are expected to be utilized as partners to coexist with people for various social needs. In this presentation, we will introduce a wide range of development activities for TOYOTA's partner robots that are from already released product robots to robots for the future.

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He graduated from Kyoto University, and joined Toyota Motor Corp. in 1990. He was in charge of development of bipedal walking control for humanoid robots exhibited at Aichi Expo in 2005. He was responsible for "Welwalk WW-1000" walking rehabilitation robot launched in 2017.

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