WCX speaking topics

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Body/Chassis/Occupant and Pedestrian Safety/Structure

Connected Vehicle

  • V2V/V2I Safety Applications

Active Safety

  • Lane Departure Warning/Lane Keeping Assistance
  • Collision & Blindspot Warning
  • Active Pedestrian Protection
  • Collision Avoidance and Imminent Braking
  • ADAS
  • Passive and Active Safety Integrations
  • Pre-crash sensing
  • Safety Critical Systems

Occupant Protection and Safety

  • Air Bag/Suppression
  • Belt Restraints
  • Child Passenger Restraints
  • Biomechanics
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Integrated Safety Systems
  • CAE Methods in Crash Safety Applications
  • Rollover
  • Rear & Side Impact
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Event Data Recorders
  • Computer Applications for Crashworthiness
  • Vehicle Aggressivity & Compatibility in Crashes
  • Safety Test Methodology

Fire Safety

  • Fire Statistics & Analysis
  • Material Flammability & Fire Experiments
  • Underhood and Electrical Fires
  • Hydrogen Vehicle Fire Safety
  • Suppression Systems

Body Structures

Corrosion Prevention

Digital Human Modeling

Glass Applications

Human Factors

  • Seating
  • Vision and Visibility
  • Comfort
  • Mobility
  • Telematics

Aerodynamics

Wiper Systems

Steering, Chassis & Suspension

Tires & Wheels

Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation

Motorsports

  • Safety
  • Vehicle/Chassis
  • Tires
  • Testing/Simulation
  • Aerodynamics
  • Powertrain
  • Fuels & Lubricants
  • Materials
  • Green Motorsports

Alternative Energy Systems & Sources

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Advanced Propulsion/Powertrain

Hybrid and Nontraditional Powertrains

  • Advanced Hybrid Vehicle Powertrains
  • Fuel Cell Power Systems
  • EV Powertrains
  • Advanced Battery Technologies
  • Natural Gas Engines and Vehicles
  • Hydrogen IC Engines
  • Power Electronics
  • Battery Advancement / Charging

Fuel & Additive Effects on Combustion

  • Alternative and Advanced Fuels
  • Fuel Injection & Sprays
  • Fuel & Additive Effects on Engine Performance

Compression Ignition Engines

  • CI Engine Modeling
  • Cold Start & Transients
  • Kinetically Controlled CI Combustion (HCCI)
  • Partially Premixed Combustion
  • Mixing Controlled (Diesel) Combustion
  • In-Cylinder Diesel Particulate & NOx

Control

  • New Diesel Engines & Components
  • Lubricant Diagnosis and Management Systems
  • Spark Ignition Engines
  • SI Engine Modeling
  • Direct Injection SI Engine Technology
  • New SI Engine & Component Design
  • Two-Stroke Engines
  • Rotary Engines
  • SI Combustion

High Efficiency and Reduced CO2/km)

  • Waste Heat Recovery
  • Engine Downsizing and Downspeeding
  • Variable Valvetrain Technologies
  • Small High-Efficiency Engines Control and Optimization
  • Powertrain Control and Optimization
  • Powertrain Actuators and Sensors
  • Combustion Control and Optimization

Engine Components and Subsystems

  • Advanced Turbochargers & Power Boost
  • Engine Breathing Systems
  • Power Cylinder Systems
  • Variable Valve Actuation Systems
  • Electronic Engine Controls
  • On Board Diagnostics

Lubricants

  • Engine Oils
  • Heavy Duty Diesel Lubricants
  • Transmission and Axle Lubricants
  • Lubricant R&D to Improve Vehicle Performance

Transmissions & Drivelines

  • Clutch Systems & Controls
  • Gear Systems & Driveline
  • Launch Devices
  • New Transmission Systems
  • Hybrid Transmissions
  • CVT/IVT
  • Transmission & Driveline NVH

Engine Flows and Combustion Diagnostics

In-Cylinder Velocity Measurements

Heat Transfer and Advances in Thermal & Fluid Sciences

Modeling

Vehicle & Engine Systems Analysis & Modeling

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Automotive Electronics/Connectivity/IoT/Smart City

  • Systems Engineering
  • Design Optimization Techniques
  • Software-in-the-loop Model-based design and verification
  • Hardware-in-the-loop Model-based design and verification
  • Software Design Engineering and Development
  • Hardware Design Engineering and Development
  • Electronics Design Processes
  • Systems Integration
  • Software / System Testing and Validation
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Vehicle Networks and Communication
  • Cyber-security
  • Systems Diagnostics
  • Systems Prognostics
  • Electronic Vision Systems and Applications
  • Infotainment Systems
  • Engine & Transmission Control
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Wiring and Harnesses
  • Electronic and Electric Drivetrain and Accessories
  • Battery and Energy Storage Systems
  • Driver Assistance Systems
  • Active Safety Systems
  • Safety-Critical Systems
  • Intelligent Vehicle Initiative
  • Vehicle to Vehicle
  • Vehicle to Infrastructure
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Smart-grid Technologies
  • Autonomous Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
  • Ultra-Reliability & Robustness in Automotive Electronics
  • Electromagnetics and Antennas
  • High Voltage Battery Charging
  • Internet of Things
    • Mobility of the Future
    • Mobility & Safety
    • IoT and Vehicle Insight/Customer Insight
    • Connected Dealership/Connected Service
    • The Car is Your Wallet and Other Retail Topics

Blockchain Applications

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Environment/Emissions/Sustainability/Thermal Management

Emissions

  • Advanced Catalyst Technology
  • Cold Start Emissions Control Technologies
  • Diesel Exhaust Emission Control (DPF Substrates & Systems, Durability, HC-DeNOx Modeling, New Developments, SCR)
  • Emissions Measurement & Testing
  • Emissions Processes for SI Engines
  • Particulate Emissions from Direct Injection
  • Gasoline Engines
  • Gas Direct Injection Aftertreatment
  • Lean NOx Catalysts
  • LEV and ULEV Emissions
  • Non-Thermal Plasma Aftertreatment
  • Substrate Technology Surface Engineering& Tribology

Thermal Systems

  • Climate Control
  • Thermal Systems Components
  • Thermal Systems for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
  • Thermal Systems Modeling & Simulation
  • Energy Efficiency of Thermal Systems Sustainable Systems

Sustainability

  • Energy Efficient Manufacturing
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Vehicle Ownership/Usage Alternatives
  • (shared ownership, renting, etc)
  • GHG Emissions Reduction
  • Integration of Transportation Systems into Urban Environments
  • Mass Transit and Regional Transit Systems in an Era of Mega-Cities
  • Sustainable and Energy Efficient Manufacturing
  • Advances in Alternative Energy Sources for Sustainable Development in the Transportation Sector
  • Sustainable Materials and Components
  • LCA and Sustainability
  • Vehicle Electrification Strategies for Sustainability
  • End of Life Management: Reuse/ Recycle/ Remanufacture
  • Megatrends in Sustainability
  • Reliability of Transportation System Design
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Materials and Lightweighting

Metallics

  • Bar Steel & Heat Treatment Technology
  • Castings
  • Coated Materials
  • Exterior Body Panels
  • Ferrous Metals
  • Stamping Technology
  • Nonferrous Metals
  • Vehicles Structures & Applications
  • Bonding
  • Lightweighting
  • Advances in Metal Casting
  • Failure Analysis and Prevention

Materials Modeling & Testing

  • Welding & Joining & Fastening
  • Modeling of Materials for Crash Applications
  • Experiments in Automotive Engineering
  • Load Simulation & Vehicle Performance
  • CAE Durability Analysis & Applications
  • Multi-Discipline Interaction CAE Applications
  • Automotive Tribology
  • Automotive Engineering Testing and Test Methods
  • Fatigue Research & Applications
  • Materials-Environment Interactions

Automotive Polymeric, Plastic Components and Composites

  • Bumper Systems
  • Exterior Body Panels
  • Components, Process & Technologies
  • Instrument Panels
  • Interior Trim
  • Seating Materials & Design
  • Polymeric and Composite Materials
  • Composites Structures
  • Low VOC Materials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Elastomers

Painting and Coatings

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Design and Manufacturing

Robust and Reliability Design in Automotive Engineering

  • Accelerated Reliability Testing (ART)
  • Accelerated Durability Testing (ADT)
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Body Design & Engineering
  • Design Optimization: Methods & Applications

Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Digital Twin
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Other smart manufacturing technologies

Modelling, Simulation, and Testing

  • Military and Automotive applications
  • Big Data Analytics
  • CAD/CAM/CAE