AUTOMOTIVE WORLD NAGOYA Conference


Conference for advanced automotive technologies. Topics include autonomous driving technologies, connected car technologies, shared mobility, MaaS, lightweight technologies and more!
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Keynote Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-K
September, 18 (Wed) 10:30  -  11:30

Mobility Evolution and Challenge for the Future

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Shigeki Terashi Member of the Board of Directors, Executive Vice President, Toyota Motor Corp.

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Automotive Industry is now in a period of drastic change, as technologies like electrification, automated driving, connected, and car-sharing are making significant progress. Presentation introduces Toyota's challenge on transformation from traditional car company to a mobility company by evolving mobility to create the future.

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Shigeki Terashi joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1980. In 2005, he was appointed executive chief engineer. He became a senior managing officer at TMC in 2013, and an executive vice president, and a member of the board of directors in 2015. He organizes planning and development of powertrains and electrified vehicles, as well as R&D of advanced technologies which leads to future mobility society.

Special Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-S1 September, 18 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:10

The Global Trend of MaaS -- Case Studies in North America & Finland

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Latest MaaS Strategy Trends -- Learnings from Tech Giants & Startups

Masayuki Kimura Silicon Valley Office Managing Director, Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support Co., Ltd.

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MaaS would become hottest area in the world. Several types of players rush into MaaS business in different ways. In this seminar, Masa will introduce tech giants and startups' strategies .

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Masayuki Kimura graduated from Hitotsubashi University of Japan with MBA in accounting. He has worked for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC. He provided business consulting, M&A and IPO counseling for startups.
In 2010, he started an internal startup named Deloitte Venture Support. He provided business planning consulting for startups and open innovation consulting services for the largest Japanese corporations.
He has opened the Silicon Valley office to facilitate the open innovation consulting services between Japanese large corporation and Silicon Valley startups. The current focus is on AI, autonomous driving and AI technologies that have been presented at the global conferences including CEATEC, Startup Asia, Japan UK Tech Awards and Canada-Japan Futures Forum.

Mobility as a Service -- The End of Car Ownership?

Sampo Hietanen CEO, Founder, MaaS Global Ltd.

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Sampo will be demonstrating how Whim mobile service is changing the way world moves; how data and the manners consumers want to buy mobility services are driving this change, and what kind of impact these trends will have to the mobility industry and to cities.

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Sampo Hietanen has pioneered the concept of Mobility as a Service and is the founding CEO of MaaS Global Ltd, the developer of world's first ever MaaS service Whim. He has 10+ years of executive experience in civil engineering and he has been actively developing new usage-based pricing models and promoting the technology-led shift in transport network.

Stepping Stones to a Sustainable Transportation Future

Stephen M. Zoepf Executive Director, Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

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The traditional automotive industry is rapidly evolving into a personal mobility industry as shared access begins to replace private sales, electric vehicles begin to replace gasoline, and automation begins to replace human driving ability. As these trends begin to shape the industry, the way that we use vehicles is also evolving, and traditional benchmarks and measures of success no longer apply. In this talk we will discuss specific ways in which the mobility environment is changing and specific questions which automakers, suppliers and regulators should consider in the next decade.

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Dr. Stephen Zoepf is the Executive Director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. He holds a Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. from MIT and has fifteen years of experience in transportation and mobility. Dr. Zoepf led U.S. Dept.t of Transportation efforts to integrate confidential data into national vehicle energy policy modeling, and previously worked as an engineer and product manager at BMW and Ford. He was an ENI Energy Initiative Fellow, a Martin Energy Fellow, and a recipient of the Barry McNutt award from the Transportation Research Board and the Infinite Mile award from MIT. His research has been covered in numerous popular press articles, initiated a Congressional probe, and has been lampooned in The Onion.

AUTO-S2 September, 19 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

Autonomous Vehicles & MaaS Change the Mobility Society

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Autonomous Driving: a Challenge to Reach a New Era of Mobility

Lukas Enke Head of Innovation Hub Tokyo, Volkswagen Group Innovation, Volkswagen AG

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Automated Driving is the enabling technology to further diversify mobility and offer solutions for every customer group, either in rural areas or urban centers. This presentation will show some examples of mobility products Volkswagen Group will offer in the future and point out technical challenges that have to be overcome.

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Dr. Enke studied Industrial Engineering at Technical University of Berlin and started his professional career as a PhD candidate at Volkswagen Group Research in 2008. After earning the doctorate degree at the University of Braunschweig, he worked as a project manager for alternative air conditioning concepts in the Vehicle Technology Dept. of Group Research. Since 2017 he is leading Tokyo Innovation Hub, which is responsible for technology scouting in Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

A Future without Traffic Jams

Daniela Gerd tom Markotten CEO, moovel Group (becomes REACH NOW)

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A world without traffic jams? Yes! As a pioneer in urban mobility and especially Mobility-as-a-Service we are partnering with cities and other players to increase the quality of life in urban areas. Less traffic jams -- more quality time!

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As Global CEO, Dr. Daniela Gerd tom Markotten is responsible for all activities of moovel Group GmbH, with locations in Berlin, Hamburg and Stuttgart as well as moovel North America based in Portland, Oregon. On February 22, 2019, Daimler AG and the BMW Group announced the bundling of their mobility services: REACH NOW, which will emerge from the moovel Group, is one of five joint ventures alongside CHARGE NOW, FREE NOW, PARK NOW and SHARE NOW.
Daniela Gerd tom Markotten has many years of experience in the field of IT-supported automotive telematics. Before joining moovel in November 2017, she served as Head of Digital Solutions and Services for Mercedes Benz Trucks, as well as CEO for Fleetboard GmbH. She was responsible for accelerating the development of digital applications and managing all digital activities.

Multi-Modal Mobility Service "my route" for the Cities of Future

Nariaki Amano Deputy General Manager, Future Project Dept., Group Manager, Innovation Group, Toyota Motor Corp.

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Toyota Motor Corp. (Toyota) conducted trials of the multi-modal mobility service "my route" for smartphones with Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd. (Nishitetsu) in Fukuoka City, in collaboration with eight service providers for traffic, shop, and event information. In this presentation, we introduce the background of this activity and show some initial results to discuss the feasibility of multi-modal mobility service.

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AUTO-S3 September, 19 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

xEV Developed from a Unique Viewpoint -- Its Strategy and Development Story

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How Jaguar Land Rover Is Rising to the Challenges of Tomorrow

Danella Bagnall Executive Vice President, Product Engineering China & Asia Pacific, Jaguar Land Rover

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A short talk about how Jaguar Land Rover is facing the challenges of tomorrow including Autonomous, Connected and Electrified Technologies.

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Danella was appointed Product Engineering Executive Vice President for China & Asia Pacific region in March 2017. In her role Danella is based in Shanghai and is responsible for all engineering activity in the region. Starting as a Technical Apprentice in 1987 Danella has long service with Jaguar Land Rover - mainly in the Product Engineering dept. and has worked on several cars from concept to launch increasing her technical and leadership responsibility at each step. Danella is honored to represent Jaguar Land Rover globally and has deep learning from her time in Asia.

e-BOXER "Commitment to the Customer Value" Invented Electric Technology

Tomoyuki Nunome General Manager, Subaru Product & Portfolio Planning Div., Subaru Corp.

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"e-BOXER" was announced in Japan in June, 2018.
A new technology was to be particular about realization of customer's request to an SUV, and it was possible to achieve it.
And it was possible to get the good value of the market at present.
The contents gathered about this new technology "e-BOXER" are introduced in this lecture.

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AUTO-S4 September, 20 (Fri) 9:30  -  10:30

Mazda's Technology Strategy based on Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030

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Hidetoshi Kudo Executive Officer, In charge of R&D Administration, Product Strategy and Technical Research Center, Mazda Motor Corp.

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The published long term technology vision Sustainable Zoom Zoom 2030 is our commitment to resolve various social challenges with believing the power of Human and Car. Mazda's safety and environmental strategy based on this long term vision will be explained.

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The background is combustion development of internal combustion engine. After the completion of 1st generation SKYACTIV engine experienced the div. General Manager of Product Strategy Div. and Global Communication Div.. Then back to R&D as an Executive officer in 2017, now responsible for R&D administration/Product Strategy/Technical Research Center.

AUTO-S5 September, 20 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:30

Engineer Support Program: Story behind Development of New Toyota "Supra"

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Developing a New Supra: Inheriting the Tradition & New Creation

Speech Tetsuya Tada Chief Engineer, GAZOO Racing Company, Toyota Motor Corp.

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As the global automotive industry has changed its course drastically to autonomous driving, AI and electrification, we are in the midst of "once-in-a-hundred-years" industry transformation. Under such circumstances, "how did we develop a new model of Supra?". We will introduce the new model of Supra, which is a pure sports car inheriting the tradition and, at the same time, being equipped with modern-day, state-of-the-art technology. Tying up with e-Motorsports, the new Supra provides a new UX as well as adopts the latest technology to transmit data to PCs and smartphones.

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Entered the Dept. of Electrical Engineering of Nagoya University in 1975. Graduated in 1979. After launching a venture computer systems development company, joined Toyota Motor Corp. in 1987. After engaged in vehicle assessment at TMME in Germany and in the development of the chassis control systems for the WRC Rally Championship at TTE in 1993, etc., transferred to the Product Planning Dept. in 1998 and involved in the development of a bB, Raum, and FunCargo. Became a chief engineer of ZR and 86 at the Sports Car Management Dept. in 2010. Became the manager of Sports Car Management Dept. and in charge of managing the sports car models of the entire Toyota in 2014, and ongoing.

Interview ■ interviewer Ferdinand Yamaguchi Columnist

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Technical Session Pre-registration Required

AUTO-1 September, 18 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:30

How Autonomous Driving & Connected Car Changes with 5G?

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Development of Automated Driving and Connected Car
Accelerated by 5G Technology

Atsushi Akagi General Manager, Technical Planning Div., Technology Sector, Managing Executive Officer, KDDI Corp.

* Please note that the order of the speech has changed. (As of Friday, September 13, 2019)

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The evolution of telecommunication service has contributed to the improvement of convenient social life, moreover, it will change a car life of users in the future 5G era. This presentation introduces the evolution of telecommunication services and collaborative works for connected car and autonomous driving technology.

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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.

5G as an Enabler for Automated Driving

Hitoshi Yoshino Technical Meister, Deputy Director, Advanced Technology Strategy Dept., Advanced Technology Div., SoftBank Corp.

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5G is targeting not only conventional Mobile Broadband (MBB) communication but also Ultra-Reliable and Low Latency (URLLC) communication. Recently, studies have been successfully carried out to apply radio communications to vehicle control, e.g. Cooperative ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control). In this talk, we discuss how 5G broadband and/or ultra low-latency communications can be exploited in automated driving.

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Hitoshi Yoshino received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from the Science University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1986 and 1988, respectively, and the Dr. Eng. degree in Communications and Integrated Systems from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 2003.
He joined SoftBank Corp, Tokyo, Japan in 2009. He has been involved in several research projects in the areas of mobile radio communication systems, including 4G, 5G and C-V2X. He is currently a Deputy Director in Advanced Technology Div., Softbank Corp. He is also Board Director of SB Drive Corp., in which he is working on future mobility services, including automated driving.
He is a Member of IEEE and IEICE of Japan. He currently serves as chairman of WG5 (New Technologies, including ITS) of ITU-R WP5A and as deputy chairman of Radio Technology Group, Technical Committee, the 5th Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum (5GMF) of Japan.

AUTO-2 September, 18 (Wed) 15:30  -  17:00

HD MAP for Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles

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Automated Driving and the Future of HD Maps

Mandali Khalesi VP Automated Driving, Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development, Inc.

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In this session, Mandali Khalesi will share the latest in automated driving research across Toyota. He will also share progress on high definition (HD) mapping, including TRI-AD's Automated Mapping Platform concept, an attempt to accelerate the adoption of automated driving mobility to all roads globally.

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Mr Mandali Khalesi completed his Masters in Astrophysics at University College London, before moving to Japan in the late 90s working in software consulting and starting up one of Japan's first location-based mobile software startups in Shibuya in the mid 2000s. After moving to Europe for 6 years to work in leadership roles at mobile navigation leaders TomTom and Nokia, he moved back to Japan in 2014 to head up the APAC automotive products business for Nokia, later acquired by BMW, Audi and Daimler as HERE. He moved to Toyota's Advanced R&D Engineering Company in early 2018 as global head of automated driving mobility and innovation. Since late 2018 Mandali Khalesi is also VP Automated Driving at TRI-AD, Toyota's automated driving software company.

Mapping the Road to Autonomous Driving

Willem Strijbosch Head of Autonomous Driving, TomTom

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Willem Strijbosch, Head of Autonomous Driving at TomTom, will delve into Autonomous Driving and Advance Driver-Assistance Systems. He will discuss the role TomTom HD Maps play when it comes to Autonomous Driving and what TomTom offers for the different levels of automation, focusing on Autostream, Roadagrams, and RoadDNA.

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Willem Strijbosch heads-up TomTom's most exciting product unit as Head of Autonomous Driving. Milestones Willem has overseen since joining in 2010 include mapping all of Europe, the US, Japan and China in high definition; HD Map deals with the majority of the world's car manufacturers; the acquisition of Autonomous; and strategic partnerships to accelerate the future of driving with the likes of Baidu and Nvidia. Willem also spends a lot of his time evangelising on the future of driving as a sought-after keynote speaker at global conferences.
Prior to TomTom, Willem worked at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in technology industries ranging from semiconductors to consumer electronics. He holds a Master of Science in Physics from University of Twente in The Netherlands and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

AUTO-3 September, 19 (Thu) 9:30  -  11:00

xEV Powertrain -- For Higher Peformance

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

Keisuke Kawai Chief Powertrain Engineer, e-POWER Project Promotion Group, Powertrain and EV Project Dept., 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 efficiency 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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Development of the 1.5L SPORT HYBRID i-MMD for the New INSIGHT

Noritaka Yamaguchi Chief Engineer, Dept. 1, Technology Development Div. 1, Automobile R&D Center, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.

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The 3rd generation INSIGHT compact sedan is mounted with a Honda's unique two-motor hybrid powertrain. By this hybrid powertrain, we achieved an exhilarating driving performance and fuel economy at a high level. This time, I am going to explain the evolution of the powertrain and our efforts to enhance drivability and product quality.

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AUTO-4 September, 19 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

AI for Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles

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The Image Recognition Technology for Automated Driving

Atsushi Kawamura Principal Researcher, SenseTime Japan Ltd.

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Deep learning enabled robust image recognition and the performance exceeded human ability in many fields. Our goal is to realize automated driving mainly with cameras including this innovative technology that monitor and recognize surroundings like human eyes.
We introduce our development progress of deep learning-based perception for robust automated driving.

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Atsushi Kawamura graduated from the School of Engineering of the University of Tokyo and joined Information Technology R&D Center of Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in 2003. He was involved in R&D of optical communication modules. He transferred to Omron Corp. and worked for solution development using machine learning-based image sensors in 2009. He has been conducting automated driving R&D projects based on deep learning technique at SenseTime Japan Ltd. since 2017.

End-to-End AI Platform that Realizes Level 2+ to Level 5 Autonomous Driving

Toru Baji Technical Advisor, GPU Evangelist, NVIDIA Japan

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AI/Deep Learning that exceeds the perception capability of human eyes and massive parallel computing that enable high-speed decision, control and other processes are the essential technology of Autonomous Driving. In this lecture, the End-to-End platform including the support infrastructure will be introduced. This platform can cover from Level 2+ to Level 5 Autonomous Driving.

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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.

AUTO-5 September, 20 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:00

Solid-state Lithium-ion Batteries & Lithium-air Batteries -- Current Development Status

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The Study of the Innovative Battery in TOYOTA

Shinji Nakanishi Chief Professional Engineer-Battery Materials, Advanced Material Engineering Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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In order to improve the electric range of EV on one charge, TOYOTA has challenged to develop the innovative batteries beyond the liquid system lithium ion batteries. In this lecture, I will introduce the study of all solid lithium ion battery as the most promising for us.

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Lithium-Air Battery: Development and Prospects

Yoshimi Kubo Senior Scientist with Special Missions, Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, National Institute for Materials Science

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Lithium-air battery is an "ultimate rechargeable battery" with the highest theoretical energy density, and is expected to be used in various applications such as EV, home and IoT. On the other hand, there remain problems such as cycle characteristics. The outline of lithium-air battery and recent development will be reviewed.

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AUTO-6 September, 20 (Fri) 14:30  -  16:00

High-performance Sensing Technology for Autonomous Driving

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Lidar's Role in Autonomous Driving

Michael Parkin Director, Global Services, Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

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Autonomous driving requires immediate and precise information about the surrounding environment. Traditional sensor arrays can supply this but at high cost and complexity. Lidar sensors supply high precision information with little complexity and relatively low cost. The immediate, speed of light, data presentation of Lidar, also is extremely valuable for use in safety systems of the autonomous vehicle.

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Over his career, Michael Parkin has developed and supported laser based sensors for the semiconductor and solar cell industry. Recently, he moved into the 3D LiDAR space working for the industry leader. He currently provides application and integration services for automotive and UAV end users along with technical services.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Is a joint patent holder in the pump and fluidics industry. Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Telepresence Robotics Corporation, and Director of Global Services, Velodyne Lidar Inc.

Valeo's Automotive Standards Compliant Laser Scanner That Realizes Advanced Automated Driving

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

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Valeo, which has mass-produced the industry's first automotive standard compliant laser scanner SCALA since 2017, is a market leader in automated driving with a broad sensor portfolio. Valeo will talk about new technologies such as SCALA 2 which will be launched in 2020 and SCALA 3 looking ahead and future prospects.

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Lightweight Technology Innovation Forum Nagoya2019 Pre-registration Required

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Teruo Kishi President, Innovative Structural Materials Association (METI) / Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
ALT-1 September, 18 (Wed) 10:30  -  12:00

CFPR -- Current Development Status & Future Prospects

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CFRP Applications for Vehicle Body

Atsushi Mikuni Chief Professional Engineer, Advanced Body Technology Development Div., Toyota Motor Corp.

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In order to enhance vehicle performance, to furnish with the latest luxury and comfort equipment, and to electrify the powertrains, light-weighting become more and more important. This presentation will focus on lightweight technologies, the thinking behind the usage of FRP, application examples, and the outlook for the future.

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Recent Development of CFRP Technology and its Application to Automobiles

Naoki Sugiura Senior Chief Scientist, Aichi 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-2 September, 18 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30

Lightweighting EVs -- For Longer Cruising Range

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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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Continental's Approach for EV Weight Reduction 1 -- For the Improvement of Electricity Consumption

Mitsunobu Fukuda Senior Manager, Powertrain Japan Technology & Innovation, CPT Japan K.K. (Continental Group)

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Driving range improvement is one of the most important issues as well as cost for EV, but weight reduction is considered to be the only way to improve both simultaneously. In this session, we will introduce the lightening approaches from various viewpoints that the Continental Group is working on.

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1985-2015 Hybrid system development in Japanese car manufacturer.
2016- CPT Japan, covers Electrification area.

Continental's Approach for EV Weight Reduction 2 -- High Performance Lightweight Chassis and Engine Mounts

Yimin Zhu Head of R&D, ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology Ltd. (Continental Group)

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Continental is one of the first suppliers of engine mounting systems for the electric vehicle market that is actively driving development with new vibration control technologies. So far, development of the powertrain and a longer range are the priorities for all OEMs. Meanwhile, passenger comfort and wellbeing is playing an increasingly important role in the construction of electric vehicles. With its lightweight structural components, the technology company is driving ride comfort and safety to the next level.

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Yimin Zhu is the Head of R&D Asia in ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology Ltd. He received his B. Eng. from the Automotive Institute of Tongji University in China and his M. Sc. From Leibniz University Hanover in Germany before eventually becoming Program Manager Asia at ContiTech Vibration Control in 2010. Starting from 2015 he took over the management responsibilities of R&D center for all customer development projects of NVH rubber and plastic molded parts in Asia.

ALT-3 September, 19 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:30

Multi-material -- Latest Cases & Future Prospects

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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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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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ALT-4 September, 19 (Thu) 14:30  -  16:00

Dissimilar Material Joining Technology -- Latest Technology Development

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Technology Trends and Issues of Structural Adhesive Bonding for Car Body

Kenichi Yamamoto Assistant Manager, Comfort Vehicle Research, Advanced Human Vehicle Research Field, Technical Research Center, Mazda Motor Corp.

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Structural adhesive bonding is effective for weight reduction of car body, because it is possible to improve the stiffness and to reduce vibration using this technology. In this report, technology trends and issues are introduced with research activities on reliability and new function of structural adhesive bonding in Mazda.

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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 processes of metal to plastics and CFRP, and aluminum alloy to steel are reviewed including joining mechanism and future development.

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ALT-5 September, 20 (Fri) 9:30  -  11:00

Lightweighting Airplanes -- latest Cases and its Applications in Cars

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Expansion of CFRP Application : from Aerospace to Automotive

Takashi Ishikawa Designated Professor, National Composites Center Japan, Nagoya University

* Please note that the order of the speech has changed. (As of Tuesday, August 6, 2019)

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Expansion of CFRP to mobile structures which is the most effective way of weight reduction will be overviewed. CFRP is already standard material in aerospace and its weight ratio is now over 50%. In automotive, CFRP application is a future matter. Thermoplastic matrix CFRP is now being applied.

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Light Weight Aero-Structure and Challenge on Composite Application

Toshio Abe Chairman of Advanced Composite Technology Committee, Deputy Chief Engineer, Material Testing Section, Engineering Research Dept., Aerospace Div., Churyo Engineering Co., Ltd.

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To realize light weight structure is crucially important for aero-structure. Several innovative materials have been introduced due to various market needs. This session depicts the aviation history supported by excellent new materials, especially on composite, which are widely applied in 21st century.

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Graduated from Osaka University with Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in March, 1983 and also granted a master degree in March, 1985. More than 30years had been worked for Mitsubishi Heavy Industiries and conducted aircraft structure design / analysis and composite material technology development. Now, working for Churyo Engineering.

ALT-6 September, 20 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:30

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, Automobile R&D Center Dept. 2, Materials Technology Development Div., 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 Advanced high strength steel and the Future Prospects

Nobuhiro Fujita Executive Officer Head of Laboratories Steel Research Laboratories, Nippon Steel 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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NEPCON-K
September, 19 (Thu) 12:00  -  13:00

DENSO's Monozukuri(manufacturing) Spirits & Development of Engineers

  • English/Japanese

Development of Human Resources and Organization for DENSO Engineers -Crafting the Core-

Yasushi Yamanaka Executive Vice President, Member of the Board, DENSO Corp.

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The automobile industry is facing a once-in-a-century period of profound transformation. The environment has been rapidly changing such as technologies have been innovated dramatically and the domain has been enlarged. This presentation describes DENSO's efforts to develop human resources and organization for engineers which pass down, evolve and deepen its strengths proven by the unique history.

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NEPCON-1 September, 18 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30

Expectations for Sensing Technologies and Semiconductors for Autonomous Driving

  • Available only in Japanese

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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Sensing Technologies for Autonomous Vehicles and Changing Semiconductor Eco System

Tsuguo Nobe Director and Chief Advanced Service Architect, Business Development, Government and Policy Group, Intel K.K. / Visiting Associate Professor, Nagoya University

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There are clear two directions of Automated Vehicle market and development. One is "cars for private ownership" and the other is "cars for mobility service". Among these directions, I will explain how the sensor technologies and the semiconductor ecosystem will change.

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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.

SFE-K
September, 18 (Wed) 13:00  -  14:30

AI & Big Data Innovate Manufacturing: Case Study & the Benefit

  • English/Japanese

Utilization of Big Data for Innovation in Semiconductor Manufacturing

Hiroshi Akahori Deputy General Manager, Yokkaichi Operations, Toshiba Memory Corp.

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Toshiba Memory Corp, Yokkaichi Operations has been utilizing big data for the radical productivity improvement. In this keynote speech, I will explain the practical utilization of big data and the newest topics such as machine learning implementation.

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Dr. Hiroshi Akahori has served as deputy general manager of Toshiba Memory Corp., Yokkaichi Operations. He is involved in utilizing big data for yield and productivity improvement. Since joining Toshiba Corp., he has been in the advanced semiconductor industry for more than 25 years with contributions to development of the unit process, process integration, devices, electrical reliability of memory cells, physical chemical analysis, inspection and metrology technologies.

Engineering Innovation of Vehicle Production and Future of Monozukuri in Automobile Industry

Haruhiko Yoshimura Alliance Global VP, Corporate Vice President, Vehicle Production Engineering and Development Div., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

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Automotive industry has been required to challenge the issue of environment, safety, and improvement of attractive quality. Technologies for Weight reduction, electrification, autonomous driving, and connected cars are expected to expand rapidly in the future. Nissan Motor has been developing new production technology in line with vehicle structure innovation. In this session, we will introduce the changes in vehicle structure through the weight reduction, electrification, autonomous driving, and connected cars and Nissan's efforts in production technology innovation.

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1983 - Joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
1998 - Manager, Vehicle Production Engineering Dept.
2005 - Transferred to Nissan Europe S.A.S.
2009 - GM, Vehicle Assembly Engineering Dept., Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
2011 - Plant Manager, Oppama Plant
2014 - Alliance Global Director, Vehicle Process Engineering No.2/VP,
Vehicle Production Engineering
2015 - Alliance Global VP, Vehicle Production Engineering
2016 - Corporate Vice President, Alliance Global VP
Vehicle Production Engineering

SFE-S4 September, 20 (Fri) 9:30  -  11:00

AI/IoT in Factories in the Automotive Industry -- Latest Case Studies

  • Available only in Japanese

e-Plant by AW: Towards the Smart Factory

Kunihiro Yamada Managing Officer,, Chief Officer, Electronics Div., AISIN AW Co., Ltd.

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Aisin AW aims at establishing "Plant where every member participates actively in their work with excitement". A factory where the production system is close to the workplace and can derive people's ability and creativity. In order to achieve that goal, we have been tackling with utilization of IoT data platform for ten years.
Based on this platform, we developed an electronic factory which has brought automation and independence with making full use of AGV, robotics and AI. In this talk, we will introduce our efforts of this development.

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Mr. Yamada joined Aisin AW in April 1984, and was in charge of hardware development for Electronic Control Units (ECUs) of automatic transmission.
He has been worked on the development of car navigation systems since 1991.
After assuming the post of executive officer in 2014, he has been taking the post of chief officer of the Electronics Division since October 2016.

Productivity Improvement by Manufacturing AI

Masao Suematsu Senior Vice President, Denso International Asia Co., Ltd.

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Labor cost increment in recent years will be concerned to cause declining competitiveness in ASEAN. Productivity improvement activities can reduce labor cost increment, but there are limit to do it. As our challenge, I'd like to introduce productivity improvement activity by using AI.

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1980 Join DENSO Corp. at Finance Dept.
1995 Finance Director of PT. DENSO INDONESIA
2004 Director of Thermal Group Business Planning Div.
2008 Asia Region COO and EVP of DENSO INT'L ASIA Co., Ltd.
2011 Senior Director of DENSO Corp.
2019 Retire Senior Director of DENSO Corp. and COO and EVP of DENSO INT'L ASIA
2019 Senior Vice President of DENSO INT'L ASIA Co., Ltd.

ROBO-S4 September, 20 (Fri) 12:00  -  13:00

Production Innovation and Passion for Product Development

  • Available only in Japanese

Mazda's Monotsukuri Aspirations and Challenges -- Take Production Reform
at Plant for Example

Hironori Okano General Manager, Hofu Plant, Mazda Motor Corp.

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As a small player in the automobile industry, Mazda's way to winning out in the face of severe global competition is a series of never stop challenges.
We will introduce Mazda's Monotsukuri aspirations and challenging history, which basis of this, and current efforts of global flexible production.

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