DAY ONE: TUESDAY, 6th APRIL, 2021
9:00AM - 9:50AM EST - PLASAN CASE STUDY
NOVEL BODY-IN-WHITE ARCHITECTURE FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MASS-PRODUCTION OF COMPOSITE-INTENSIVE CAR BODY STRUCTURES
Plasan has developed an innovative new approach to Body-In-White design which is focused on mass-production and optimizing for cost. This architecture is driven by minimizing the cost added for each kg saved. This is achieved by concentrating the more expensive materials like carbon-fiber where they are working the hardest, and simplifying the shapes to manufacture them using the cost-effective pultrusion process.
This new BIW architecture has been developed to allow application of pultrusions for the main structure, crash absorbing areas, and load paths, while still letting the body be assembled on conventional lines with minimal disruption by maintaining a layered approach to vehicle assembly.
Join Nir Kahn, Director of Design, Plasan as he delivers a highly technical presentation on cutting-edge developments at the group.
9:50AM - 10:40AM DRIVE PROFITABILITY WITH 'OVER-THE-AIR' UPDATE OPTIMIZATION
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Ben Bannister, Director Mobility & IoT Solutions, Tata Communications
10:40AM - 11:30AM EST - FARADAY FUTURE’S VARIABLE PLATFORM ARCHITECTURE (VPA)
Faraday Future’s vehicles are built on a highly scalable, flexible and reusable platform called the Variable Platform Architecture (VPA). VPA allows FF extremely optimized time to market for multiple vehicle models through component reuse in excess of 60%, significant cost savings for manufacturing and servicing capability. VPA is designed for both battery and powertrain scalability to support multiple vehicle classes, ranging from our premium crossover FF 91 to our proposed Last Mile Delivery vehicle.
VPA features our industry-leading proprietary and patented liquid-cooled battery pack system with the best demonstrated Energy Density (Wh/Kg) in the EV industry. It also features FF’s scalable drive units with the best demonstrated Power-to-Weight Ratio (kW/Kg) in the EV industry. VPA is a proven architecture that has been tested extensively on the road through the FF 91 pre-production test programs.
In his presentation, Faraday Future's Bob Kruse, Sr. Vice President of Product Engineering, provides in-depth technical insight into the VPA along with an overview of other technologies and the FF vehicle line-up that will be powered by VPA.
11:40AM - 12:30PM EST - GENERAL MOTORS CASE STUDY
HOW NEW TECHNOLOGIES ARE BEING INTEGRATED INTO MANUFACTURING PROCESS TO OPTIMIZE EV PLATFORMS
General Motor’s Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Anas Al-Haroun speaks from years of experience and shares cutting-edge developments in manufacturing engineering at GM, Egypt.
DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 7TH APRIL, 2021
9:00AM - 9:50AM INNOVATIVE MODULAR EV PLATFORMS - CHASSIS SIZES, BATTERY CAPACITIES & SUSPENSION TYPES
Gopi Sankar, Chief Engineer, MHCV Modular Platforms, Ashok Leyland
9:50AM - 10:40AM EST - OPEN MOTORS CASE STUDY
THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY - INNOVATIVE OPEN, MODULAR PLATFORM FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
Hear from Tin Hang Liu, CEO & Founder, Open Motors and the developer of an innovative open, modular, electric vehicle platform.
10:40AM - 11:30AM Xos TRUCKS CASE STUDY
DELIVERING INTELLIGENT MOBILITY - CHASSIS FOR FULLY-ELECTRIC CLASS 6 TRUCKS
Adam Ruddle, Vice President Chassis Engineering at Xos Trucks shares details on revolutionary design and chassis engineering developments in the fully electric, commercial vehicles space.
11:30AM - 12:00PM CLOSING PANEL - EV PLATFORMS THAT ARE DESIGNED FOR TODAY - OFFERING OPTIMIZED ENERGY MANAGEMENT, CAPACITY AND ONBOARD EXPERIENCE
Ashok Leyland's Chief Engineer, MHCV Modular Platforms, Gopi Sankar
Xos Trucks' Vice President Chassis Engineering, Adam Ruddle
Open Motors, Founder & CEO, Tin Hang Liu