FEV Group Organizes a Specialist Conference for Sustainable, Advanced Diesel Powertrain Solutions
Aachen, July 2018 – Engineering services provider FEV will be hosting the Diesel Powertrains 3.0 international specialist conference for the fourth year in a row from July 3 - 4, 2018. Renowned speakers from OEMs, the supplier industry, along with research and development companies will offer insights into the technological innovations for the next generations of clean and holistically sustainable diesel powertrains. Special attention will be given primarily to the continued optimization of diesel engines with the goal of zero pollutant emissions in real operation and potential further reductions in CO2 emissions. This year, the event will be held for the first time outside Germany in the town of Solihull in the West Midlands of England.
"Continuous improvement of the diesel engine with respect to its efficiency, fuel consumption and further reductions of pollutant emissions in daily operation are key areas. We need to ensure the targets set by legislators for improving local air quality and lowering the CO2 emissions caused by transportation are met," explains conference leader Thomas Körfer, Group Vice President for Diesel Engines at FEV. "The target values for emissions and consumption are constantly changing all over the world. Add to that the new testing conditions and an unjustifiable shift in the image of diesel engines among the public, and you have developers faced with growing challenges."
More than 30 planned lectures at Diesel Powertrains 3.0 will provide in-depth and detailed discussions on how and with what means the modern diesel engine can remain an attractive and affordable component in the mix of state-of-the-art powertrain units under the changing regulatory conditions. The speakers will offer design solutions and technological innovations that can help overcome these current challenges. The partial, targeted electrification of the conventional diesel engine is one example of a promising approach to devising future powertrain concepts for heavy vehicle applications.
Diesel Powertrains 3.0 first took place in 2014 – originally scheduled to be held every two years. Thanks to growing interest, the forum for experts is now being organized annually and offers attendees the opportunity to learn about trends and developments. On the occasion of a partnership established between FEV and Coventry University, who together are building a state-of-the-art test center in Coventry, Diesel Powertrains 3.0 is being held in the West Midlands of the United Kingdom near Coventry.
The FEV Group is a leading international service provider for turnkey vehicle development. Its range of engineering competencies includes consulting, development and testing of innovative vehicles and their powertrains from concept to series production. The range of services for propulsion systems include modern, highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hybrid and fully electric drive systems and fuel cell systems as well as their integration, calibration and homologation into the vehicle. Further core topics at FEV are alternative fuels, the development of electronic control systems, vehicle connectivity and the automation of vehicles through hardware and software development. The service portfolio is fulfilled by customized test bench and measurement equipment including software solutions that allow essential work stages to be efficiently transferred from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group employs more than 6600 highly qualified specialists in customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on 5 continents.
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