Next Generation of Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

July 16 2019: Next Generation of Electrified and Autonomous Vehicles

McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC)
200 Longwood Road South, Room 266
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8P 0A6
Parking is free after 6:00 PM in front of MARC
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost, including snack and beverages:$10 SAE Members, $15 Non-Members, free for Students (registration required)

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Professor Ali Emadi will be presenting on the current status and future trends in the transportation industry:

  • The paradigm shift from “Old Mobility” to “New Mobility”: The presentation begins with the history of the automotive industry and explains the need for a paradigm shift towards sustainable transportation solutions. Parallels with other industries such as the telecommunications industry are highlighted and it is explained how providing greater levels of empowerment for consumers is a powerful driving force for the next generation of electrified and autonomous vehicles. This empowerment is part of a new paradigm in energy integrated with renewable energy sources, distributed generation systems, and smart grid.
  • E-Mobility: The presentation is then focused on the transportation electrification and how the paradigm shift began with more electric vehicles, established by hybrid electric vehicles, is gaining momentum by plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles.
  • Electric Vehicle Powertrain Systems and Components: The motivation for the research, development, and commercialization of electrified and autonomous vehicles will be explained and role of electric motors, power electronics, and energy storage systems will be highlighted. Powertrain configurations and powertrain components will also be presented. Throughout the presentation, related component-level as well as system-level challenges are explained and possible solutions are recommended.
  • MARC Facility Tour: The presentation will also introduce the attendees to the facilities and programs of the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC).

About the speaker;

Speaker: Professor Ali Emadi is the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Hybrid Powertrain at McMaster University in Hamilton. He is also the holder of the NSERC/FCA Industrial Research Chair in Electrified Powertrains and Tier I Canada Research Chair in Transportation Electrification and Smart Mobility. Furthermore, he is the lead faculty advisor for the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. Besides his multiple academic credentials and accomplishments, Dr. Emadi is also the Founder, President, and CEO of two McMaster University spin-off companies—Enedym Inc. and MenloLab Inc.

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