10 - 13 February, 2020
Titanic Chaussee Berlin, Berlin, Germany


11:45 am - 12:40 pm Registration and welcome coffee

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Opening remarks by conference chairman

1:00 pm - 1:40 pm Opening Lecture | Energy management for autonomous EVs: Safety or efficiency first?

• Status quo and challenges in efficiency for EVs (comparison of different OEM approaches)
• Impact of planned highly automated driving function to EVs on energy management
• Chances and risks on optimization of energy management from highly automated and
autonomous driving
• Future outlook and required fields of action by industry

1:40 pm - 3:10 pm Interactive Deep Dive | Simulation-based validation of energy management strategies for autonomous, electric vehicles

For the development of energy-efficient e-motors as part of electric powertrains, it is beneficial
to consider the influence of the e-motor design on the energy efficiency of vehicles. This supports
the realization of a strong selling point for suppliers and guarantees meeting the customer’s
requirements and expectations with respect to energy consumption.
Especially when it comes to the validation of energy management strategies in electric vehicles
(EVs), simulation-based approaches are regarded as state of the art. In respect to the overall
energy efficiency, the interactions between different components of a single EV is complex, but
can be handled by e.g. Systems Engineering approaches. Through new challenges when
autonomous EVs come into consideration, methods for the simulation-based validation of energy
management strategies in the context of so-called System of Systems or vehicle swarms are
Based on an impulse presentation and discussions with participants, the following exemplary
aspects should be addressed:
• Importance of early validation of the energy efficiency of vehicle components within the product
• Simple approaches for estimation of the overall energy consumption of hybrid and electric
• Digital Twins of autonomous systems for simulation of System of Systems behavior in the
automotive context

3:10 pm - 3:40 pm Coffee Break and Networking

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Interactive round table: Ways to optimize energy consumption

• Optimizing driving behavior vs. travel time to save energy
• Differentiating driving user modes
• Improving technology such as batteries, thermal management system, BMS
Moderated by the speakers of the focus day

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm New organizational processes and structure geared towards energy saving design at an OEM

• Describing the new energy management department and its role
• Setting requirements for components for optimal energy usage
• Branding the energy saving features
Speaker to be announced soon

5:10 pm - 5:40 pm Improving range and efficiency by predictive energy management techniques

• Using ADAS sensor data to predict and make decisions on energy usage
• Impacts of „smart deceleration“ on energy usage
• Case study: up to 20% energy reduction on 1 km distance, with a travel time increase by 14 %

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm Closing remarks by the Chairman

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Start of the main conference: Ice-breaking session