AUTOMOTIVE WORLD Conference


Advanced automotive technology conference. Automakers and leading suppliers will talk about autonomous driving technology, electrification, MaaS, connected cars, battery revolution, and lightweight technologies, etc.

Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-K January, 16 (Wed) 10:30  -  12:00

Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Change the Mobility Society

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Envisioning Smart Mobility Society in the Connected Future

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 along with the progress of Autono-Mass, and what we are envisioning the future of mobility society as well as the importance of mobility service platform.

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Autonomous Driving: A Mobility Revolution

Helge Neuner Head of Automated Driving, Group Research, Volkswagen AG

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Automated Driving could become a key technology to enhance traffic safety and to use the existing mobility infrastructure more efficiently. Possible applications range from comfortable ownership vehicles over efficient transport of goods to mobility as a service. These various applications are accompanied by specific technical challenges and have their specific impact on future mobility.

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Dr. Helge Neuner studied Electrical Engineering and completed his studies with a PhD in Engineering at the University of Braunschweig, Germany. He began his professional career at Volkswagen in 2002. He worked in a number of different positions in Electrics and Electronics development division of Volkswagen brand and from 2008 in Volkswagen Group Research. He held leading positions and was responsible for Information Architecture and Human Machine Interaction. Since 2017 Helge Neuner is head of Automated Driving at Volkswagen Group Research.

Special Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-S1 January, 16 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:00

Electrification Technology -- Technological Advancement & Future Prospects

  • English / Japanese

R&D Activities of Automotive Batteries in Panasonic

Munehisa Ikoma Fellow, CTO in charge of Energy Business, AIS Co., Panasonic Corp.

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Lithium ion batteries for automotive use (for EV, PHEV and others) have been attracting attention because of the expectation of future remarkable growth. R&D activities of automotive batteries in Panasonic which leads the industry will be shown in the presentation.

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Honda Initiatives for the Electrification of Society

Kiyoshi Shimizu Chief Engineer, LPL, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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As the automobile industry, realization of electrified society is required toward CO2 reduction.
Honda's approach toward this, including the background, the history of efforts of Honda's environmental vehicle development and the latest technology introduction, future development and introduction of demonstration test examples in each region.

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1984, Joined Honda R&D Co., Ltd. and
2005, assigned as FCV powertrain development dept. manager.
2007, assigned as Zero Emission Vehicle research dept. manager of Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Los Angeles Center.
2013, assigned as CLARITY Series(FCV/BEV/PHEV) Large Project Leader(LPL).

AUTO-S2 January, 17 (Thu) 15:00  -  16:30

How to Make Innovations Happen for the Future

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Toyota's "Future of Mobility"

James Kuffner CEO, Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc.

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What will the mobility of a future with automated driving be? We introduce the role of TRI-AD, at the forefront of automated driving development within Toyota, furthering the transformation from an automotive company to a mobility company.
In an automotive industry that is facing its first period of change in 100 years, what is the key to innovating and creating a next-generation mobility company? CEO James Kuffner, who has been head of Google's Robotics division and CTO of the Toyota Research Institute, explains.

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Prior to being named CEO at TRI-AD in March 2018, Dr. Kuffner was the Chief Technology Officer at TRI. Dr. Kuffner received a Ph.D. from the Stanford University Dept. of Computer Science Robotics Laboratory in 1999, and was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo working on software and planning algorithms for humanoid robots. He joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in 2002. Before joining TRI, Dr. Kuffner was a Research Scientist and Engineering Director at Google from 2009 to 2016. Dr. Kuffner was part of the initial engineering team that built Google's self-driving car. Dr. Kuffner was appointed head of Google's Robotics division in 2014, which he co-founded. Dr. Kuffner continues to serve as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University.

Technology and Culture for the Digital Innovation in MaaS Era

Takeshi Narisako Director, MaaS R&D Div., Digital Innovation Dept., DENSO Corp.

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The lecturer will present Denso's efforts, describing the technologies and techniques for creating digital innovations that may encompass "Mobility as a Service", one of the once-in-every-100-years great reforms, and the culture that applies these technologies and techniques.

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AUTO-S3 January, 18 (Fri) 9:30  -  11:00

Engineer Support Program: Story behind the Development

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Bring Honda's Dream to the Global Sky

Atsukuni Waragai President and CEO, Honda Aero, Inc.

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1986, Honda started original jet engine development program with advanced turboprop. After many trial and error, developed HF 118 turbofan engine, which realized HondaJet's first flight in 2003. Then Honda formed JV GEHonda, developed HF 120 engine jointly, received FAA type certificate in 2013, and began mass production in 2015. This presentation shows the history of engine development and its technology.

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I joined Honda after graduating from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1983. As a leader of HF118 turbofan engine program I contributed to the HondaJet's first flight in 2003. I was assigned as EVP of GEHonda in 2004, came back to Japan as a COO of Honda Aircraft Engine R&D Center and was transferred to US again as a president of Honda Aero, Inc.

AUTO-S4 January, 18 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:30

Start-ups for Level 4 Autonomous Driving

* The Panel Discussion Follows the Speech.

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The Road towards an Autonomous-Mobility Society -- From Pilot Project to Fully Commercial Launch

Lei Zhou Partner, Monitor Deloitte / Partner, Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC / Affiliate Professor, Osaka Prefecture University

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Pilots projects of mobility service that harness the merits of autonomous driving technology have already been launched for technology and business verification. However, many challenges still exist for full commercialization because of the limitations of the current autonomous driving technology and the lack of regulations. As autonomous driving is expected to make great impacts to our society, in this presentation, I will elaborate the key issues and the corresponding approaches/business models towards the full commercialization of autonomous driving, including suggestions to Japanese industries.

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Lei specializes in industries related to automotive/ICT/electronics/mobility services. While based in Tokyo, he has worked in projects across several countries including the U.S., Europe, China, and India. He has experiences in all aspects of consulting from upstream projects - such as those related to corporate, technology, and overseas business development strategy; to downstream operations such as constructing detailed business management systems. Lei has a Ph.D. in economics. He is fluent in English and Japanese, and is native in Chinese.

Bringing the Latest Breakthroughs in AI to the Future of Transportation

James Peng Co-founder and CEO, Pony.ai

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James Peng is the Co-founder and CEO of Pony.ai, a company building the safest and most reliable technology for self-driving vehicles. Self-driving vehicles will enable a future of increased and more efficient mobility, but in order for this future to become a reality, safety and reliability are paramount. In his talk, Dr. Peng will discuss the importance of combining best practices from the software and automotive spaces to create a truly best-in-class system. He will also share anecdotes from Pony.ai's own journey developing and deploying self-driving vehicles in some of the world's most complicated driving environments.

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James Peng is the Co-founder and CEO of Pony.ai, a company building the safest and most reliable technology for self-driving vehicles and one of the first to deploy in China. Prior to founding Pony.ai, Dr. Peng led the autonomous driving division at Baidu as Chief Architect, where he was responsible for the overall strategy and development of Baidu's autonomous vehicle. Dr. Peng began his career at Google, where he spent 7+ years as a software engineer. He holds a PhD from Stanford University and a BS from Tsinghua University.

Momenta -- Building the Brains for Autonomous Driving

Xudong Cao CEO, Momenta Co., Ltd.

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To build autonomous driving systems that are safer than human drivers requires millions of vehicles and multiple years to achieve. Momenta solves this problem by creating and utilizing a closed feedback loop of big data, AI and multi-level ADAS solutions.

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Xudong Cao has nearly 10 years of R&D and management experience in the artificial intelligence industry. He published dozens of papers at top computer vision conferences such as CVPR/ICCV/ECCV and was the runner-up in the National Data Science Bowl competition in America. Prior to founding Momenta, he served as executive R&D director at SenseTime, leading a team of around 100 people and accumulating rich experience in management and product landing. Before SenseTime, he worked as a researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. The technologies he developed were widely used in well-known products like Xbox, Bing, and the phenomenal product How-old, which has hundreds of millions of users.

Technical Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-1 January, 16 (Wed) 13:30  -  16:00

How Connected Cars Will Change with 5G?

  • English / Japanese

NTT DOCOMO's Concept and Activities for 5G/C-V2X

Takehiro Nakamura Senior Vice President, General Manager of 5G Labs., NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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Investigation and trials on 5G and Celluler-V2X(C-V2X) are progressing globally. In this presentation, NTT-DOCOMO's concept and activities on 5G and C-V2X are provided.

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Takehiro Nakamura joined NTT Labs. in 1990. He is now SVP and General Manager of 5G Labs. in NTT DOCOMO, INC.
Mr. Nakamura has been working for research and development of the W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced, 5G and C-V2X/Connected Car technologies.
He has been engaged in the standardization activities for W-CDMA, HSPA, LTE/LTE-Advanced and 5G at ARIB in Japan since 1997. He is currently the leader of 2020 and Beyond Ad Hoc (20B AH) in ARIB and Acting Chairman of the Strategy & Planning Committee in 5G Mobile Communication Promotion Forum (5GMF) in Japan.
He has been contributing to standardization activities in 3GPP since 1999. He contributed to 3GPP TSG-RAN as a vice chairman from March 2005 to March 2009 and as a chairman from April 2009 to March 2013.
He is also very active in standardization of C-V2X/Connected Car in ARIB and ITS Info-communications Forum in Japan. He is now a leader of Cellular System Application Task Group of ITS Info-communications Forum.

The Future of a Connected Car

Munefumi Tsurusawa General Manager, Connected Vehicle Technology Dept., Technical Planning Div., Technology Sector, KDDI Corp.

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The evolution of telecommunication service has contributed to the improvement of convenient social life; however, a general user of car has not been able to enjoy the benefit of networking technology. This presentation introduces the evolution of telecommunication services and collaborative works for autonomous vehicles.

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5G Connects Vehicles in Every Sense

Ryuji Wakikawa Vice President, Advanced Technology Div., Vice President, Smart IoT Div., Softbank Corp.

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5G is expected to enhance safety and driving support for the autonomous driving and beyond. SoftBank has tested 5G URLLC with the demonstration of 5G based Truck Platooning. This presentation covers the power of 5G for vehicle communication and preliminary 5G performance results.

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AUTO-2 January, 16 (Wed) 13:30  -  16:00

Digital Cockpits in the Era of Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

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The Evolution of Digital Cockpit for the Age of Connected and Autonomous Driving

Yoshinori Watanabe General Manager, Connected and Cockpit R&D Div., DENSO Corp.

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Through the evolution of Connected and Autonomous driving, we can expect a new and quite different mobility experience. Cockpit system will take a key role to connect among human, vehicle and society under harmony. Therefore we, DENSO, will introduce the approach toward the display device evolution and the intelligent.

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The Challenges and Opportunities of In-Vehicle Connectivity

Dror Jerushalmi CEO, Valens Semiconductor Ltd.

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The ability to provide effective and efficient communication within vehicles is taken for granted, and expected by all. However, the challenges to manufacturers are many and must be addressed: increased bandwidth, cabling weight and complexity, EMC and latency, and scalability.

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Dror Jerushalmi draws upon 20 years of high-level international business development and marketing management experience in the semiconductor industry to steer Valens on a path of growth and success. Dror defines the company's market penetration and business strategies, and has been the leading force behind establishing HDBaseT as the global standard for digital connectivity. Under his leadership, the company has completed rounds of financing, continues to develop new product families, and has reached significant milestones, including considerable revenue growth and the successful introduction of the company's technology into the automotive market.

Human Centered Design of Vehicle Cockpit in the Era of Connected Car and Automated Driving

Motoyuki Akamatsu Prime Senior Researcher, Automotive Human Factors Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

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Recent development of automated driving technology and connected vehicle technology is going to change relationship between a driver/passenger and vehicle. A certain part of vehicle travelling task is performed by the system, and outside information obtained though sensors and network has been increased. We discuss possible evolution of HMI and cockpit design to adopt these technological innovations.

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AUTO-3 January, 17 (Thu) 9:30  -  12:00

Towards Autonomous Driving Society -- Challenges and Prospects

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SIP-adus Effort for Cooperative Areas of ADS and Future Challenge

Seigo Kuzumaki Executive General Manager, Advanced R&D and Engineering Company, Toyota Motor Corp. / Program Director for SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program), Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

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SIP-adus is a cross-ministerial research program on automated driving systems led by the Japanese Government. The project prioritizes cooperative research themes such as Dynamic Map and HMI. Large-scale field operational tests were conducted in order to give an open discussion occasion for solving the remained issues. Outcome of SIP-adus and future challenge will be explained in this report.

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1985 Received Master's degree at University of Kyoto. April 1985 Joined Toyota Motor Corporation
2017 Executive General Manager Advanced R&D and Engineering
2016 Program Director for SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program), Automated Driving Systems, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Nissan's Challenge for the Evolving Autonomous Driving Technology and the Future

Takashi Yoshizawa VP, Alliance Global Director, EE and Systems Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Nissan Motor Corporation is continuously challenging all aspects of vehicle development and in particular around the social-environment aspect by "vehicle intelligence" and "Electrification".
This session will showcase Nissan's current status including its market adoption plan, research & development and its real-world demonstration about the autonomous driving technology representing " vehicle intelligence " and explain the efforts being made for the future.

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With over 30 years in Nissan Yoshizawa has held a number of senior management positions. He has worked globally with overseas assignment to Nissan Technical Center North America and also worked for the creation of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Since 2016, alongside his VP role, Yoshizawa was appointed as the Alliance Global Director in the Renault-Nissan Alliance to build the foundation to create common technologies & new mobility service business development focusing on Electrification, Autonomous Driving and Connectivity.

AUTO-4 January, 17 (Thu) 9:30  -  12:00

Drive System for xEV -- Its Technology Innovation

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Nissan e-POWER Current Status in Japan and Further Improvement in the Future

Akihiro Shibuya Alliance PED, e-POWER Project Promotion Group, Powertrain and EV Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Nissan introduced e-POWER as completely new style of EV, and NOTE and SERENA have been getting good reviews in Japan. The points from customers are not only good fuel consumption but also the new feeling of 100% motor driven and speed control by acceleration pedal. In this presentation, the current technologies and the future improvement will be shown.

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Technology Innovation of New i-MMD Plug-in for Clarity PHEV

Teruo Wakashiro Chief Engineer, Dept.2, Technology Development Div.1, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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Honda has been pursuing the development of electrified vehicles with the intention to electrify two-thirds of its global automobile sales by around 2030. Clarity PHEV was launched onto the market as opening to future electrification. This presentation will introduce the new powertrain technology for PHEV which greatly improves the EV driving performance and also compatible with driving pleasure and sedan comfort.

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Technical Trends for Electrification of Automotive Power-train and Control Systems

Kinya Nakatsu Senior Chief Researcher, Center for Technology Innovation-Controls, Chief Researcher, Electrification System Lab., Research & Development Group, Hitachi, Ltd.

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The main subject introduces the trend of the electrification component technology in high efficiency, small size, light weight, high reliability, superior control characteristics for the future low-carbon society where power electronics helps.

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AUTO-5 January, 18 (Fri) 9:30  -  12:00

Technological Advancement of Autonomous Driving System -- From ADAS to Level 4

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Evolution of ADAS in K-cars and Efforts by Suzuki

Masahiro Ikuma Deputy Executive General MGR, Automobile Engineering, General Manager, Automobile Body/Platform Div., Suzuki Motor Corp.

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Growing expectations for improving the safety of automobiles are spreading to K-cars. We will introduce the evolution of ADAS of K-cars that provides great reassurance and safety to all customers including the elderly and women, and the efforts of Suzuki.

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How Could ZF Contribute to the Realization of Autonomous Driving Level 4?

Ping Qi Director of Engineering Center, ZF (China) Investment Co., Ltd.

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Intelligent driving becomes major trend for the automotive industry development. However, many technical issues need to be solved before the realization of autonomous driving. ZF ProAI is capable for intelligent driving as well as ZF's solution for autonomous driving Level 4.

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After graduated from Jiao Tong University with degree in Mechanical engineering in 1978, Ping studied at TU Braunschweig and graduated as degreed engineer (Dipl-Ing.) in 1987. Started his career as academic assistant at Institute for Control Systems and Automation engineering of TU Braunschweig. Ping has been appointed director of engineering center of ZF (China) Investment Co., Ltd. since July 2016.

About Baidu's Open, Reliable and Secure Software Platform for Autonomous Driving

Charles Zhang President & CEO, Baidu Japan Inc.

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Baidu, known as a search engine, continues to focus intensively on the AI field, providing an automatic driving platform "Apollo". In July 2018, in collaboration with SB Drive of SOFTBANK Group, announced to introduce L4 automatic driving bus "Apolong" to Japan. What it has evolved the "Apollo" of Baidu in the automated market to accelerate? Also, show how to develop in the future.

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AUTO-6 January, 18 (Fri) 9:30  -  12:00

Lithium-ion & All-Solid-State Batteries -- Latest Development Status and Prospects

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Next Stage for EV

Kenji Momota Journalist

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EV, Automated Vehicle, Connected Vehicle and Ride sharing would be combined for new generation automobile.
Trend watch of EV as a Service will be introduced.

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Electrification Strategy of NISSAN -- Future Technology Evolution of Battery

Norihiko Hirata General Manager, Powertrain and EV Energy System, Engineering Dept., Powertrain and EV Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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" EV for Everyone" This is NISSAN's strategy.
Now we are trying 3 key points.
1. battery cost reduction 2. autonomy range improvement 3. charging improvement.
We will explain for autonomy range improvement in this session.

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High Energy, Safe Rechargeable Solid-State Batteries for Future Electric Vehicles

Douglas Campbell CEO, Solid Power Inc.

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All solid-state rechargeable batteries are increasingly seen as the battery of choice for future electric vehicles. Solid-state batteries, which replace the liquid electrolyte used in conventional li-ion batteries with a solid ion-conducting material, can provide greater energy and improved overall safety as compared to current li-ion batteries thereby providing greater vehicle range and improved battery reliability and reduced overall battery cost. For this reason, the World's automotive industry is investing heavily in all solid-state battery development and production scale-up as part of industry's overall plans for achieving majority fleet-electrification within the next decade.

In this talk, Solid Power's CEO, Mr. Douglas Campbell, will provide a general introduction to all solid-state batteries, an overview of the current industry landscape and more detail on Solid Power's approach to all solid-state batteries including the Company's current focus on achieving MWh-scale production in 2019 in order to support automotive qualification trials.

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Doug Campbell is a start-up business veteran with over 15 years of experience in transitioning early-stage research and development into new product solutions within the cleantech, space and military markets. Mr. Campbell co-founded Solid Power in 2012 based on technology licensed from the University of Colorado Boulder and this IP portfolio was expanded upon in 2015 with an additional licensing agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratories. The company is a leading innovator in bulk, all solid-state rechargeable batteries.

AUTO-7 January, 18 (Fri) 13:30  -  16:00

LiDARs, Radars, Infrared Cameras -- Latest Technologies

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Semiconductor Device Technology for Realizing High-Performance LiDAR Systems

Nobu Matsumoto Chief Specialist, Center for Semiconductor Research & Development, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp.

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LiDAR has long been recognized as a candidate of prerequisite sensors for autonomous driving. In the next few years, significant progress can be expected on the major concern about the performance as well as cost reduction. This talk presents outline of key technique, which enables such progress, and a discussion on the future prospects.

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Nobu Matsumoto received the M.E. degree from Waseda University and joined Toshiba Corp. in 1983. He worked as a senior manager in Center for Semiconductor Research & Development during 2006 - 2014, where he managed development of ESL design methodology, media-embedded processors and software-development tools/Operating Systems. Since then, he has been engaged in research of novel sensor technology.

Radar Technology for Assisted and Automated Driving

Norbert Hammerschmidt Vice President Program Management Radar, BU Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Continental AG / ADC Automotive Distance Control Systems GmbH

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The Radar Technology is a key technology for assisted driving functions today and will be even more important for the challenges regarding automated driving in the future. The presentation shows the way of Radar Technology from today to tomorrow.

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After finishing studies I started to work for the Automotive Industrie in different companies. Since 2001 I am working for Continental AG in the Business Unit ADAS with experience in Engineering, Sales, Project Management, Product Strategy and General Management. I lived 5 years in Japan with responsibility for the Asian ADAS Business.

Thermal Sensor Value Add for ADAS / Autonomous System

Katz Hanazaki Senior Business Development Manager, Japan OEM Component, FLIR Systems Japan K.K.

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Autonomous driving system development is very hot worldwide. Sensing requires sensor fusion, a combination of several types of sensors. This presentation will try to explain about features and values of thermal sensor.

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Joined FLIR Systems Japan in Y2015 and role is new business development for OEM thermal sensor products. Especially automotive business opportunities are main target.

AUTO-8 January, 18 (Fri) 13:30  -  16:00

Next-generation Electronic Platform Innovates Vehicles

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Next-generation Vehicle Electronic Platform in Anticipation of the Future Mobile Society

Masaya Ohi General Manager, Mobility Platform R&D Div., DENSO Corp.

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The root of added-value to the mobility is changing from manufacturing technologies to high-quality service and experience. At this session, the mobility society prospect will be surveyed, and overview and points of electronics platform are discussed.

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Centralized E/E Architecture

Camille Vuillaume Section Manager, Group3, AE-BE Application Engineering Dept., Automotive Electronics 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 and the length of wire harness.

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Dr. Vuillaume holds master degrees from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, and Technische Universitaet 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 European Trend of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform,
a Next-generation Automotive Software Standard

Yasuteru Takasaka Local Product Line Manager, Embedded Software, Vector Japan Co., Ltd.

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Unprecedented advances in technology are taking place in the automotive industry with automated driving being a prime example. Given that the development of vehicles is becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, it is imperative that the industry find a way to improve the efficiency of development further. The AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform is a new automotive software standard that enhances the efficiency of development through the standardization of basic specifications. The latest trend of this new standard will be introduced.

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Since joining Vector Japan, he has been responsible for customer proposals and support for automotive network tool analyses and overseen the development of automotive network software and customer support.

Lightweight Technology Innovation Forum 2019 Pre-registration Required

Supervisor

Teruo Kishi President, Innovative Structural Materials Association (METI) / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
ALT-1 January, 16 (Wed) 10:30  -  12:00

Ultrahigh Tensile Strength Steel -- Latest Technology Development

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History and Latest Trend of Super-HSS Application in Automobile Body

Takahiro Tanae Chief Engineer, Dept. 4, Technology Development Div. 9, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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While looking back upon background and history of super-high-tensile application in white body of passenger vehicle, describe the up-to-date development of super-HSS, and trend of application. Combine and consider evolution of manufacturing technologies, such as forming, and welding, etc. which are needed for application, and design technique, and future concern.

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Recent Progress of AHSS and the Future Prospects

Yuji Kubo Executive Officer, General Manager, Head of Div., R&D Planning Div., R&D Labs., Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.

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Recent progress of AHSS enables the significant weight reduction of automobiles. At the same time, demands for comfortable space design and advanced IoT performances require the more compactly packaged structures. For prospecting LCA based multi-material recycling and reinforcement of safety standards, detailed figure of future steels will be presented.

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Graduated from graduate school of Tokyo University in March, 1987. Entered Nippon Steel Corp. Engaged in Research & Development on surface treatment.

ALT-2 January, 16 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30

Lightweight with 3D Printers

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Advanced Weight Reduction Method with Generative Design and 3D Printing

Yuji Fujimura Fusion 360 Evangelist, BSM-D&M, Autodesk Ltd. Japan

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Complex shapes that were difficult to manufacture in the past can now be generated relatively easily with the AM technology which has been improved significantly in recent years. We introduce "generative design" technology which is developed for the purpose of performing light weight, rigidity maintenance, and cost reduction.

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3D Printing in Automotive Applications

Xiaofan Luo CEO, Polymaker

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This presentation will overview the current status of 3D printing technologies applied in the automotive industry, with special emphasis on light-weighting applications. Selected case studies will be presented and analyzed.

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Dr. Xiaofan Luo is a materials scientist, innovator and entrepreneur. He obtained his BS, MS and PhD degrees in polymers from Fudan University, Case Western Reserve University and Syracuse University, respectively.
Dr. Luo has been working in the field of 3D printing since 2008, and in 2012, he co-founded Polymaker, a company dedicated to developing new materials and processing technologies for 3D printing. Polymaker now operates worldwide and offers a wide portfolio of materials that are used in a variety of industrial & consumer applications.
Dr. Luo has co-authored 20 papers and is the inventor of over 20 patents, all related to 3D printing materials and applications.

ALT-3 January, 16 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:00

Technical Advancement of CFRP

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CFRP Application Trend and Future Prospects in Automotive Multi-Material Development

Takashi Kumamoto General Manager, Advanced Vehicle Development Gr., Nissan Product Development Dept. No. 3 / Strategic Lightweight Design Gr., Advanced Vehicle Engineering Dept., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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In growing needs for Lightweight tech. to respond to tougher CO2 regulation and electrification, CFRP, which has higher potential, would be expected for wider application on Automobile as the key material in the future.
This session gives a trend of Lightweight tech., challenges in CFRP application and future prospects in Automotive Multi-material development.

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Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. after graduate from Master Course of the University of Tokyo.
Succeeded lightweight technology development such as the world first1.2GPa UHSS, Aluminum and CFRP etc.
After taking the positions of General Manager of Materials Eng. Dept., and Body Eng. Dept., promoting vehicle lightweight technology development as the leader of Renault-Nissan Alliance.

Recent Development of CFRP Technology and its Application to Automobiles

Naoki Sugiura Principal Scientist, Toyohashi R&D Center, Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.

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Social and environmental sustainability has become an important social norm and thus CFRP with outstanding mechanical properties are expected to be materials supporting social systems. The application situation to automobiles that exerts influence on social infrastructure is introduced from the viewpoint of materials and molding technology.

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ALT-4 January, 17 (Thu) 10:30  -  12:00

Multi Material Architecture -- Future Prospects and Latest Case Studies

  • English / Japanese

High Performance and Light Weight of Automotive Body Structures Based on Multi-material Topology Optimization

Shinji Nishiwaki Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University

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In this presentation, the current status and future plan of a development project in the Innovative Structural Material Association (ISMA) is introduced. In this project, the multi-material topology optimization method using the level set method is being constructed. A variety of materials are used to significantly reduce the total weight of automotive body structures while their essential performances are improved.

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Trends of Multi-Material and Required Technology in the Future

Kosuke Kawai General Manager, Material Research Dept., Engineering Div.1, Subaru Corp.

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Multi-material technology has been adopted to car body steadily. However, there is still a problem to adopt to more car. In this session, I will introduce trends of multi-material car body and required technology in the future.

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ALT-5 January, 17 (Thu) 13:00  -  14:30

Cellulose Nanofiber -- Latest Trends and Challenges for Practical Use

  • English / Japanese

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 structural parts for automotive. Although it is still a material unknown as a structural, I would like to introduce and discuss the expectations and problems from various viewpoints.

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Lignocellulose Nanofiber Made from Wood and its Application Development

Akihiro Yamamoto Section Chief, Cellulose Development Div., Mori Machinery Corp.

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Because cellulose nanofibers are made from wood, research is being conducted with the aim of industrial use since it is possible to utilize Japanese forest resources and have various characteristics. Describe the manufacturing method and application development status of cellulose nanofibers with actual examples.

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ALT-6 January, 17 (Thu) 15:30  -  17:00

Aluminum Bodies -- Development Status and Challenges

  • English / Japanese

Vehicle Weight Reduction and Application of Aluminum Alloy Casting Technology

Hiroshi Kambe Senior Expert, Powertrain Engineering Control Group, Powertrain Planning Dept., Powertrain Production Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Aluminum alloy casting technology attracts attention as a technology for realizing weight reduction of automobiles. In recent years, as the quality of this technology has been improved, application to components that have not been applied for a long time has also begun. In this presentation, trends and applicable parts of the latest aluminum alloy casting technology will be described.

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In March 1984, graduated from the Doctoral Course of the Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University. In April 1986, joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and engaged in material engineering of aluminum alloys and magnesium alloys at Materials Research Labs. In September 1991, moved to Powertrain Production Engineering Div. and developed aluminum casting technology such as high vacuum die casting method and suction casting method and developed part application technology. In April 2005, became General Manager of Powertrain Technology and Prototype Development Dept., in April 2007, Casting Technology Expert Leader, and became Senior Expert in casting technology from April 2016.

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 is increasing. The development history of aluminum sheet for panels and its latest situation are mainly 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.

ALT-7 January, 18 (Fri) 10:30  -  12:00

Dissimilar Material Joining Technology -- Latest Technology Development

  • English / Japanese

Spot Joining of Aluminum and Dissimilar Materials

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 "spot joining of aluminum and dissimilar materials," that is the research theme of Innovative Structural Materials Project, will be reported.

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Trends of Dissimilar Materials Joining Technology

Kazuhiro Nakata Emeritus Professor, Guest Professor, Joining and Welding Research Institute, Osaka University

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Dissimilar materials joining is necessary for car-body weight-saving by multi-materials design. Technological trends of direct joining process of metal to plastics and CFRP is reviewed including joining mechanism and future development.

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ALT-8 January, 18 (Fri) 13:00  -  14:30

Lightweighting Electric Vehicles -- Latest Technologies and Roadmap

  • English / Japanese

Lightweight Key Technology and Future Direction for Next Generation EV

Kazumi Hisajima Deputy General Manager, Strategic Lightweight Design Group, Advanced Vehicle Engineering Dept., Advanced Engineering Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Various lightweight technologies such as multi-material and advanced battery have been given to current EV, and such technologies have restrained EV from its mass increase. Lightweight key technology and future direction for next generation EV will be described in this session.

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Megatrend of Automotive Industry and Core Materials for Light Weight

Hidehisa Tanaka Chief Research Manager, Chief Consultant, Smart Community Gr., Environment and Energy Div., Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

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The automotive industry is now facing big change because of electrification, new technology for autonomous driving and strict regulations for CO2 reduction, etc.
In this section, after clarifying the trend of these technologies, I will introduce some important points:
- future image of automotive industry and new business
- Core materials and required specification for these business

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1982 Kyushu Univ. Mechanical Engineering, 1982-1990 Designer of High Performance racing engine HONDA,
1990- Mitsubishi Research Institute Consultant of cutting edge technology and Energy

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NEPCON-S1 January, 16 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30
  • Fully Booked
  • FREE

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

  • English / 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-S3 January, 17 (Thu) 12:30  -  14:00

Leading Semiconductor Manufacturers Discuss Next-generation Business

  • English / Japanese

Xilinx Adaptive Automotive Solutions Build a Safer, Intelligent World

Daniel Isaacs Director, Automotive Strategy & Market Development, Xilinx, Inc.

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Xilinx Adaptable technology is at the forefront driving the next wave of intelligent Automotive and Transportation systems. This presentation describes the benefits of Xilinx's Adaptable technology through specific applications as exemplified in production ADAS systems and Autonomous Drive (AD) platforms.

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Dan is Director of Automotive Strategy in the Automotive Business Unit at Xilinx.
Also, he is the representative to the Industrial Internet Consortium, and is the co-chair of the Automotive Task Group.
He has over 25+ years of experience working in automotive, aerospace/defense and consumer based companies including Ford, NEC, LSI Logic and Hughes. During his career, Dan has held positions in software design, FPGA design engineer, systems engineer and system verification, applications, other technical related management. He holds degrees in Computer Engineering- EE from Cal State University, B.S. Geophysics from ASU.

3D NAND Technology Enabling the Future, Today

Oded Sagee Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Embedded Solutions, Western Digital Corp.

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As automotive system architectures change and new applications and sub-systems require highly reliable, high performance and high capacity storage solutions, Western Digital's TLC 3D NAND automotive products provide a path to achieve all of this - today.

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Oded Sagee is Western Digital's senior director of embedded solutions which includes automotive, industrial, connected home, mobile and compute market segments. Sagee brings a diverse background to Western Digital with more than 20 years of high-tech experience in a variety of marketing, sales and technology roles. He is currently responsible for developing and driving product and go to market strategies for the growing market segments such as autonomous drive, IoT, AR/VR and smart city. Prior to this, Sagee served in managerial positions in both marketing and sales capacities. Sagee holds an LLB in commercial law from Hebrew University and an MBA from the London Business School (LBS).

ISP-5 January, 18 (Fri) 9:30  -  12:00

Expectations for Sensing Technologies and Semiconductors for Autonomous Driving

  • English / Japanese
Course Leader Sumitoshi Asakuma, Director & Senior Managing Executive Officer, Sumitomo Bakelite Co., Ltd.
Sub Leader Osamu Nogimura, President, Renesas Semiconductor Package & Test Solutions Co., Ltd.

Automotive Radar Development for ADAS/AD and Expectation
for Semiconductors

Kazuma Natsume Director, AD & ADAS Engineering Div. 2, DENSO Corp.

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DENSO is one of ADAS/AD supplier and has been mass-producing millimeter-wave electronically scanning radar for automotive use since 2003, which is the longest market track record in the world. In my presentation, I will introduce these activities for the next generation and our expectation for semiconductors development.

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Natsume joined DENSO corp. in 1996, engaged in rearch & development and mass production design of millimeter-wave radar for automotive use. Director of AD&ADAS Engineering Div. 2 since 2016.

Murata's Challenge for Automotive Sensors

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

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Accurate sensing for thermal control and position detection is required by the next generation automotive such as components, modules, ECU in electrical vehicle and autonomous driving.

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Change in Sensing Technology and Semiconductor Ecosystem for Automated Driving

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

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Will examine future semiconductor ecosystems and Japanese issues required to develop Automated Driving and MaaS technologies which will be going toward data-driven and Software-defined solutions, based on the exponential growth of information and communication technologies.

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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.

ISP-7 January, 18 (Fri) 13:30  -  16:00

For Higher Reliability of In-Vehicle Semiconductors

  • English / Japanese
Course Leader Soichiro Kishimoto, Senior Executive Officer, Global Sales & Marketing Div. Head, Dexerials Corp.
Sub Leader Naohiko Hirano, Director, Sensor Engineering Div., DENSO Corp.

Packaging for Automotive Applications -- Challenges and Solutions

Thorsten Meyer Principal Package Concept Engineering, Infineon Technologies AG

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Today, up to 80% of all innovations in a modern car are supported by electronics. Applications in all areas of motor and chassis functions, comfort, security and safety are addressed. These applications are requiring highly innovative solutions in chip design and technology, and especially in packaging. This presentation will introduce package requirements and applications in automotive power electronics. System integration solutions will be introduced and discussed with respect to concepts, materials, processes and co-design aspects.

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Thorsten Meyer is Principal Engineer Package Concept Engineering at Infineon Technologies in Regensburg, Germany, responsible for New Package Platform concepts. Until March 2015 he was leading the Package Technology and Innovation Dept. at Intel Mobile Communications (IMC) in Regensburg. Prior joining IMC, he was overall project leader for the development of Wafer Level Packaging Technologies at Infineon in Regensburg and earlier in Dresden.
Thorsten is author of multiple publications and holds more than 150 patents and patent applications in the area of advanced packaging.

Analytical Technique of Heat Related to Improvement of Reliability of Semiconductor Devices for Vehicle

Ryo Endoh Research Associate, Materials Characterization Labs., Toray Research Center, Inc.

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Semiconductor devices for automobile are used under severe conditions, but high reliability is required. It is necessary to perform various reliability tests, investigate the cause of degradation of material and failure, and feed back to the design. In this presentation, we will introduce examples of analysis of packaging materials and power devices.

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Theoretical Approach for Improving Interconnect Reliability by Simulation
(Focusing on Structural and Thermal Analysis)

Yoshiharu Kariya Professor, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology

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A demand for enhancement of interconnect reliability of automotive electronic packaging is increasing. A theoretical approach using numerical simulation is indispensable for improving the reliability. In this presentation, a theoretical approach for reliability of solder, resin and sintered material, mainly for power semiconductor packaging using the simulation will be presented.

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INJ-2 January, 17 (Thu) 13:30  -  16:00

Forefront of Automotive Electronics Development and SMT

  • Available only in Japanese

Valeo's Innovation toward the Automated Driving and the Digital Cockpit

Takahisa Iwai R&D Director, Japan/ASEAN Regional Operations, Comfort and Driving Assistance Systems, Valeo Japan Co., Ltd.

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In the conference, Valeo will present its latest innovation such as Smart Car Valeo My Mobius and new solution with connectivity Valeo XtraVue.

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End-to-End Platform Implementation: From Autonomous Driving SoC to Supporting Cloud

Toru Baji Technical Advisor, NVIDIA Japan

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GPU is still increasing its performance even after the end of Moore's Law by adopting several advanced HW/SW implementation technology. This GPU technology is applied from the car built-on SoC, ECU to AI training, testing and verification End-to-End autonomous driving platform. In this lecture, these state-of-the-art implementation technologies will be introduced.

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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 Division in 1993, the Division was moved to Renesas and he served as a GM of Automotive Application Technology Department. 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.

Future Trends of Jisso Technology & PWB for Automotive Electronics

Henry Utsunomiya President, Interconnection Technologies, Inc.

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In automotive electronics, evolution of information and communication technologies such as connected car, and reduction of functional complexity by centralized ICT architecture is expected. To facilitate these trends, Jisso Technologies and PWB has been developing embedding technology and conformal electronics for adopting better fuel economy and electrical performance, as well as cost reduction.

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President of Interconnection Technologies from 1999.
Chiarman of JPCA Technology Roadmap for PWBs from 2014.

PWB-3 January, 17 (Thu) 13:30  -  16:00

Thermal Management Required for Future In-vehicle and Power Electronics

  • Available only in Japanese
Course Leader Hiroshi Kondo, Principal Engineer, Jisso Technology Development Div., Processing Process Development Center, Production Engineering Headquarters, Canon Inc.
Sub Leader Koji Ikawa, Chief Engineer, Research Engineer, Production Technology Div., CMK Corp.

Thermal Management Technology and Requirement for Material & PCB

Naoki Kunimine President, Thermal Design Laboratory Co., Ltd.

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Due to miniaturization of electronic components and equipment, it has become difficult to mount a cooling device such as a heat sink or a fan. So recently, substrates and housings are used for cooling. In this lecture I will explain the design method of such equipment.

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Thermal Management Technology and Materials for Automotive Electronics Devices

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

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As a vehicle is made with an electronic control system, many electronic goods are put on a vehicle. The thermal design of electronic goods put on severe deployment environment is important. Furthermore, how to use materials to secure reliability is important. I comment on how to use materials based on the use example of in-vehicle electronic goods.

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PCB Technology for Automobiles and High Heat Dissipation PCB

Masayuki Shiobara General Manager, Technical Development Dept. 2, Technical Development Div., CMK Corp.

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We will introduce market demand on PCB for automotive applications and heat dissipation structure and heat dissipation effect by PCB structure.

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PWB-6 January, 18 (Fri) 13:30  -  16:00

Technology Trends of In-Vehicle Millimeter-wave Radar -- Semiconductors, SMT, RF Resins, Manufacturing & PCBs

  • English / Japanese
Course Leader Mitsuaki Toda, Executive Officer, General Manager, Development Planning Dept., Engineering Headquarters, Meiko Electronics Co., Ltd.
Sub Leader Takayuki Suzuki, Manager/PWB Materials, PWB Materials Business Sector, Advanced Performance Materials Business Headquarters, Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd.

Semiconductor Devices and Packaging Technology
for Automotive Radar Application

Shinji Yamaura General Manager, RF Semiconductor Development Dept., Tokyo Office, DENSO Corp.

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Millimeter wave radar is promised as the one of the main sensor technologies to fulfill the safe car society. In this session, outline of the millimeter wave radar system and the recent progress of the semiconductor devices, packaging and printed board technologies for millimeter wave radar will be presented.

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The Isobaric HELD Double Belt Press
-- Technology for Continuous Production of FCCL

Timo Geiges Business Economist, Held Technologie GmbH

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The production of high value FCCL will become increasingly important in the future. Our outstanding technology of the Isobaric HELD Double Belt Press enables a continuous production of FCCL. This lecture presents this outstanding technology, the different production processes, the advantages of an oil supported Double Belt Press and the scope of application.

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Timo Geiges joined HELD in 2012 as a business economist and since then has been responsible for sales in Asia, preferably Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He is responsible for all sales activities and sales of the unique double belt presses, including the market area of FCCL products. The press is also ideally suited for many other applications (e.g. carbon and glass fiber composites).

NORYL® Oligomers, a Perfect Fit for Evolving Needs
for Circuit Boards Applications

Scott Fisher Business Director, Thermosets & Additives, Specialties, SABIC

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NORYL® Oligomers products (SA9000, SA90 & SA120) are low molecular weight additives that are used in a variety of thermoset systems including epoxies and free radical cure systems. These additives impart key properties to circuit board materials that include reduced dielectric properties, higher toughness, reduced moisture absorption and higher heat performance. The data for SA9000 in model systems will be discussed in detail.

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Experience as a Business Director & Technical Director for global teams working in market analysis, business development, research, applied technology development, application development, and chemical process engineering with most experience in engineering thermoplastics, thermosets, and hybrid material. Currently leading strategy and business responsibility for a high growth and heavily technical product line focusing on thermoset formulators in a variety of application areas.

Only a Car? What are the Challenges for PWB that Can Handle
Millimeter Waves?

Hiroshi Iinaga General Manager, DESIGN Dept., Oki Printed Circuits Co., Ltd.

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Millimeter waves are attracting attention as car radars, but 5G 4k broadcast high speed communication applications are expected. I will talk about issues on printed wiring boards and their countermeasures.

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Has been engaged in development of PWB long time, and now in High speed Design.

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