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Advanced Automotive Tech ForumMOVING ELECTRIC & AUTONOMOUS
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION
March 8-10, 2022
Join us for the latest trends in electric and autonomous vehicle development!
In the last year, the evolution towards electric vehicles accelerated faster than anticipated. Autonomous driving technology has already been pushed from a short-term priority to a long-term goal, but the race to be first with AVs remains fierce. Meanwhile, there seems to be a shift in priorities from driver-assist technologies toward driver monitoring systems. The Advanced Automotive Tech Forum will offer keynotes, panel discussions, technical presentations and tutorials on the latest automotive design trends, including the multi-prong effort to develop power efficient, advanced EVs with automated features.
The automotive industry is off to the races in vehicle electrification and vehicle automation. To enable electric vehicles to charge faster, automotive power electronics designers need wide bandgap semiconductor materials (GaN/SiC) and a new powertrain architecture that can meet the EV’s efficiency and power density requirements. It is critical to limit greenhouse gas emis-sions in order to safeguard the environment. Electric mobility contributes significantly to the reduction of these pollutants. The growing number of electric vehicles (EVs) is strongly related to the charging station infrastructure: the more electric cars on the road, the more charging points are accessible, and the better infrastructure provides an incentive for some individuals to switch to an electric car.To make highly automated vehicles see better, carmakers are on the lookout for “eyesight” that works better in all-weather conditions, on all types of terrain, and all day long.
Mandates for next-generation vehicles are to monitor a vehicle’s exterior — the road — but also keep an interior eye on the driver and occupants. Furthermore, for vehicles to think ahead, cars are asked to detect and classify objects and track and predict where and how those objects are likely to move next. Above all, the connection between the automotive industry’s two hot-test trends – EVs and AVs – is a dramatically changing electrical and electronics (E/E) architecture.
With a new E/E architecture, carmakers are marshaling more compute power, seeking to add such features as connectivity and Over-the-Air software updates while upgrading safety. More computing power will let car OEMs differentiate their vehicles, but it will also directly affect EV mileage. Power management inside a vehicle is becoming increasingly important. In addition, the necessary infrastructure, such as the powerful fast-charging systems, is similarly asked to comply with strictly defined size and efficiency limits.