Free-to-attend Open Technology Forum

DAY 1

Innovations in ACES mobility

Suraj Kadam
Senior manager - technical
Altem Technologies Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Driverless or autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being designed as ACES (autonomous, connected, electrified, shared). For electrified vehicles to cruise on the streets in the near future, there is an urgent need for faster charging, safe and regulated technology, user-friendly and sprawling infrastructure, battery durability, longer range, and protection of personal and vehicle data. There being fewer subsystems to integrate, it is easier to implement autonomy into an electric vehicle. The technology-savvy early adopters of electric vehicles are contributing to the advancement and adoption of autonomous vehicles because they want these innovations to go hand in hand. Also, since a self-driving vehicle is being driven at optimal efficiency, there is inevitably a tilt toward extension of range, which is a concern for electric mobility. Since most of the electric vehicles are built with drive-by-wire systems, replacing the traditional mechanical control systems with electronic controls, it is easier to program them for computers to drive them. Hence these systems create a compatible and more flexible platform for autonomous driving technologies. It is also important to keep in mind that autonomous mobility will house a lot of new technological equipment, adding to the cost and weight of the overall vehicle. This subjugation makes the vehicles power-hungry and hence gasoline-electric hybrid models make more sense than pure-electric vehicles. This will also save us from depending on an expected breakthrough in battery technology to offer the extended range that is a requirement for autonomous functionality. Other obstacles in the way of ACES development are road infrastructure and driving amenities, regulatory environment and standards for autonomy of vehicles, liability guidelines and social acceptance. Consumers are willing to pay extra, for the deployment of assistive technologies such as lidar, radar and computer vision based on how much time and money these technologies save for their business or how much peace of mind they bring. ALTEM is enthusiastic to support the automotive industry in its move toward ACES with its leading-edge technologies.

Leveraging digital twin for disruptive mobility in the context of automotive NVH

Shivashankaraiah Kumaraswamy
Director – Simcenter test solutions and engineering consulting services
Siemens Digital Industries
INDIA
Engineering departments today must develop smart products that integrate mechanical functions with electronics and controls, utilize new materials and manufacturing methods and deliver new designs within ever-shorter design cycles. This requires current engineering practices for product performance verification to evolve into a digital twin approach, which enables a more predictive process for systems-driven product development. This presentation is about digitization and digital twin, and how model-based design/development will help realize the digital twin, combining system simulation, 3D CAE and test to help predict performance across all critical attributes earlier and throughout the entire product lifecycle.

The what, how and why of ISO test benchmarking results

Claude Rouelle
Founder and president
OptimumG
USA
Car and tire manufacturers perform numerous ISO, objective and subjective tests to benchmark their own products vs. the products of their competitors. Often, such test data analysis shows what the differences are between cars or tires, but not why such differences exist. The presentation will show the results of innovative in-lab methodologies and on-track tests performed with specific sensors that, coupled with efficient simulation, show the how and why of car difference behavior, providing knowledge that is essential in car design and development.

Break

Comparing tests – industry standards vs. real-world data

Niladri Biswas
Manager - India
Vibration Research India
INDIA
Industry-standard vibration tests are used by hundreds of labs to test thousands of products every year. But how closely do they duplicate the real-world operational environment of those products? This presentation will outline a process for establishing a valid, meaningful comparison between real-world data and an industry-standard test specification. Beginning with a recorded time history file, then using power spectral density and fatigue damage spectrum calculations, a test will be developed replicating a product lifetime of damage. The final section compares this generated test with an industry-standard test, drawing interesting conclusions.

Presentation title to follow

Horiba
INDIA

Next-gen test technology – integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twins and SmartConnect

Dr Somayya Ammanagi
Head – R&D
BISS – a division of ITW India
INDIA
This talk describes what awaits BISS customers in the months and years to come, created by the BISS R&D team and supported by the largest fatigue and fracture test lab in the country. The current focus at BISS R&D is on incorporating elements of artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twins and SmartConnect into test technology. Specific examples of new cutting-edge developments are shown that will impact the productivity and quality of testing in both R&D and industry through more efficient testing, accelerated product development cycles, development of digital twins to support operation and maintenance, and collaboration in product development.

DAY 2

Harmonized certification framework for the automotive domain

Priyasloka Arya
Senior technical manager
LDRA India
INDIA
Automotive COTS software/hardware tool vendors and semiconductor companies support multiple standards and guidelines such as ISO 26262, ASPICE, IATF 16949 and others. While complying with these multiple safety/quality standards and guidelines, COTS suppliers are overwhelmed to manage the expectation of agencies and regulators. Our topic dwells on how the COTS supplier would define an integrated framework to cater to certification, quality and compliance obligations while saving significant man-hours and reducing the duplication of activities and processes.

Virtualization – frontloading of calibration and validation tasks

Anuroopa Varsha
Senior product specialist
ETAS Automotive India Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Stricter emission norms like BS6 and RDE, increased vehicle variants and a host of new features are posing a huge challenge for development. With OEMs aiming to reduce costs and time-to-market, it is no longer feasible to test every scenario on an engine test cell and/or on a vehicle. Hence, we need efficient and reliable solutions to bridge this gap. Frontloading of calibration and validation tasks on engine/vehicle to a virtual setup is the approach to address these challenges. The ETAS Virtualization Solution enables frontloading, with hardware-in-the-loop setup along with physical and data-driven models and necessary tools to parameterize these models.

Realize your vision of mobility faster

Sadaf Siddiqui
Marketing manager
Keysight Technologies
INDIA
In the auto industry, autonomous driving and e-mobility are shaping many of today’s biggest ideas. Modern vehicles require mission-critical safety and need interchangeable multi-vendor components to work together reliably. Designers work to create what comes next by redefining the future of mobility through wireless communications, sensor systems, automotive networks, batteries and cells. They need test solutions to help them transition their innovations from concept to reality. Attend this session to learn how our innovations in design and test solutions empower automotive industry designers and manufacturers.

Break

Operational deflection shape analysis – gain more information from a vibration test

Emanuel Malek
Sales engineer
m+p international
GERMANY
For vibration tests, head expanders are used to enlarge the fixture clamping surface. Especially for sinusoidal tests, this requires a multipoint control. Knowledge of the structural behavior of the head expander helps in selecting suitable control points. The analysis of operating deflection shapes (ODS) provides additional insights by visualizing the structural vibration. In contrast to modal analysis, which provides similar insights, operational deflection shapes are extracted from measurement data collected during vibration tests. This lecture shows, by means of an example, how the ODS analysis is performed and how the shape visualization can help in the selection of suitable control points.

Hydro-mechanical innovation – maximizing laboratory efficiency and test system longevity

Shashank Singh
System integration engineer (SIE)
MTS Systems Corporation
USA

Virtual validation – a myth or reality?

Rahul Mahajan
Deputy director
Automotive Research Association of India ARAI
INDIA

Corrosion testing – following the standards

Martin Ryley
Customer service manager
Ascott Analytical Equipment Limited
UK
Based on over 20 years’ experience in the support of customers' corrosion testing, this presentation discusses the practicalities of following corrosion test standards, including how to deal with repeatability and how to get the best from your corrosion test chamber.

DAY 3

Third generation of e-drive and e-mobility R&D test systems

Markus Kramer
Head of sales/product management
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
GERMANY
With its change to e-drive-based mobility, India demands a technology jump to state-of-the-art test solutions around e-drives. ZF Test Systems offers a full range of test solutions to support design validation programs from endurance to high-dynamic functional testing. In combination with ZF's powertrain engineering know-how, ZF customers might save time getting the latest technology fit to meet Indian car makers' demands.

Improve efficiency at all stages of testing

David Cole
Program manager
Danlaw Inc
USA
Testing takes about 20-25% of the development lifecycle. For the testing to be effective, the left side of the 'V' cycle used for development must be followed. At every phase of the test development, there are methods and tools to reduce the time it takes, thereby increasing the efficiency. This presentation provides an insight into the activities that must be performed at every stage of the testing cycle. It will identify the gaps at every stage, ponder the advantages provided by standardization, and outline the tools that can help reduce the gaps and increase overall test efficiency.

Testing lab and innovation: the future speaks electric

Andrea Dengo
Business development
Step Lab
ITALY
The presentation will discuss why and how electrical actuation is unhinging the hydraulics in mechanical testing applications.

RF performance considerations for automotive Ethernet cabling

Harshang Pandya
General manager
AEM
SINGAPORE
Ethernet is widely gaining popularity in the automotive networks due to its ease of use and high data rate support. Exchanging critical information at high speeds demands that manufacturers be careful about the performance of the cables their customers use and depend on for safety. This is why the RF performance of the cables, which in turn determines data transmission performance, is more important than ever. This talk provides a tutorial on important RF performance parameters of the automotive cabling systems. An overview of standardization efforts including in OPEN Alliance and IEEE will then be given. The strategies for cost-effective and efficient testing of the cabling systems to ensure required performance levels will then be discussed with real-life case studies.

DAY 1

Innovations in ACES mobility

Suraj Kadam
Senior manager - technical
Altem Technologies Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Driverless or autonomous vehicles (AVs) are being designed as ACES (autonomous, connected, electrified, shared). For electrified vehicles to cruise on the streets in the near future, there is an urgent need for faster charging, safe and regulated technology, user-friendly and sprawling infrastructure, battery durability, longer range, and protection of personal and vehicle data. There being fewer subsystems to integrate, it is easier to implement autonomy into an electric vehicle. The technology-savvy early adopters of electric vehicles are contributing to the advancement and adoption of autonomous vehicles because they want these innovations to go hand in hand. Also, since a self-driving vehicle is being driven at optimal efficiency, there is inevitably a tilt toward extension of range, which is a concern for electric mobility. Since most of the electric vehicles are built with drive-by-wire systems, replacing the traditional mechanical control systems with electronic controls, it is easier to program them for computers to drive them. Hence these systems create a compatible and more flexible platform for autonomous driving technologies. It is also important to keep in mind that autonomous mobility will house a lot of new technological equipment, adding to the cost and weight of the overall vehicle. This subjugation makes the vehicles power-hungry and hence gasoline-electric hybrid models make more sense than pure-electric vehicles. This will also save us from depending on an expected breakthrough in battery technology to offer the extended range that is a requirement for autonomous functionality. Other obstacles in the way of ACES development are road infrastructure and driving amenities, regulatory environment and standards for autonomy of vehicles, liability guidelines and social acceptance. Consumers are willing to pay extra, for the deployment of assistive technologies such as lidar, radar and computer vision based on how much time and money these technologies save for their business or how much peace of mind they bring. ALTEM is enthusiastic to support the automotive industry in its move toward ACES with its leading-edge technologies.

Leveraging digital twin for disruptive mobility in the context of automotive NVH

Shivashankaraiah Kumaraswamy
Director – Simcenter test solutions and engineering consulting services
Siemens Digital Industries
INDIA
Engineering departments today must develop smart products that integrate mechanical functions with electronics and controls, utilize new materials and manufacturing methods and deliver new designs within ever-shorter design cycles. This requires current engineering practices for product performance verification to evolve into a digital twin approach, which enables a more predictive process for systems-driven product development. This presentation is about digitization and digital twin, and how model-based design/development will help realize the digital twin, combining system simulation, 3D CAE and test to help predict performance across all critical attributes earlier and throughout the entire product lifecycle.

The what, how and why of ISO test benchmarking results

Claude Rouelle
Founder and president
OptimumG
USA
Car and tire manufacturers perform numerous ISO, objective and subjective tests to benchmark their own products vs. the products of their competitors. Often, such test data analysis shows what the differences are between cars or tires, but not why such differences exist. The presentation will show the results of innovative in-lab methodologies and on-track tests performed with specific sensors that, coupled with efficient simulation, show the how and why of car difference behavior, providing knowledge that is essential in car design and development.

Break

Comparing tests – industry standards vs. real-world data

Niladri Biswas
Manager - India
Vibration Research India
INDIA
Industry-standard vibration tests are used by hundreds of labs to test thousands of products every year. But how closely do they duplicate the real-world operational environment of those products? This presentation will outline a process for establishing a valid, meaningful comparison between real-world data and an industry-standard test specification. Beginning with a recorded time history file, then using power spectral density and fatigue damage spectrum calculations, a test will be developed replicating a product lifetime of damage. The final section compares this generated test with an industry-standard test, drawing interesting conclusions.

Presentation title to follow

Horiba
INDIA

Next-gen test technology – integrating artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twins and SmartConnect

Dr Somayya Ammanagi
Head – R&D
BISS – a division of ITW India
INDIA
This talk describes what awaits BISS customers in the months and years to come, created by the BISS R&D team and supported by the largest fatigue and fracture test lab in the country. The current focus at BISS R&D is on incorporating elements of artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital twins and SmartConnect into test technology. Specific examples of new cutting-edge developments are shown that will impact the productivity and quality of testing in both R&D and industry through more efficient testing, accelerated product development cycles, development of digital twins to support operation and maintenance, and collaboration in product development.

DAY 2

Harmonized certification framework for the automotive domain

Priyasloka Arya
Senior technical manager
LDRA India
INDIA
Automotive COTS software/hardware tool vendors and semiconductor companies support multiple standards and guidelines such as ISO 26262, ASPICE, IATF 16949 and others. While complying with these multiple safety/quality standards and guidelines, COTS suppliers are overwhelmed to manage the expectation of agencies and regulators. Our topic dwells on how the COTS supplier would define an integrated framework to cater to certification, quality and compliance obligations while saving significant man-hours and reducing the duplication of activities and processes.

Virtualization – frontloading of calibration and validation tasks

Anuroopa Varsha
Senior product specialist
ETAS Automotive India Pvt Ltd
INDIA
Stricter emission norms like BS6 and RDE, increased vehicle variants and a host of new features are posing a huge challenge for development. With OEMs aiming to reduce costs and time-to-market, it is no longer feasible to test every scenario on an engine test cell and/or on a vehicle. Hence, we need efficient and reliable solutions to bridge this gap. Frontloading of calibration and validation tasks on engine/vehicle to a virtual setup is the approach to address these challenges. The ETAS Virtualization Solution enables frontloading, with hardware-in-the-loop setup along with physical and data-driven models and necessary tools to parameterize these models.

Realize your vision of mobility faster

Sadaf Siddiqui
Marketing manager
Keysight Technologies
INDIA
In the auto industry, autonomous driving and e-mobility are shaping many of today’s biggest ideas. Modern vehicles require mission-critical safety and need interchangeable multi-vendor components to work together reliably. Designers work to create what comes next by redefining the future of mobility through wireless communications, sensor systems, automotive networks, batteries and cells. They need test solutions to help them transition their innovations from concept to reality. Attend this session to learn how our innovations in design and test solutions empower automotive industry designers and manufacturers.

Break

Operational deflection shape analysis – gain more information from a vibration test

Emanuel Malek
Sales engineer
m+p international
GERMANY
For vibration tests, head expanders are used to enlarge the fixture clamping surface. Especially for sinusoidal tests, this requires a multipoint control. Knowledge of the structural behavior of the head expander helps in selecting suitable control points. The analysis of operating deflection shapes (ODS) provides additional insights by visualizing the structural vibration. In contrast to modal analysis, which provides similar insights, operational deflection shapes are extracted from measurement data collected during vibration tests. This lecture shows, by means of an example, how the ODS analysis is performed and how the shape visualization can help in the selection of suitable control points.

Hydro-mechanical innovation – maximizing laboratory efficiency and test system longevity

Shashank Singh
System integration engineer (SIE)
MTS Systems Corporation
USA

Virtual validation – a myth or reality?

Rahul Mahajan
Deputy director
Automotive Research Association of India ARAI
INDIA

Corrosion testing – following the standards

Martin Ryley
Customer service manager
Ascott Analytical Equipment Limited
UK
Based on over 20 years’ experience in the support of customers' corrosion testing, this presentation discusses the practicalities of following corrosion test standards, including how to deal with repeatability and how to get the best from your corrosion test chamber.

DAY 3

Third generation of e-drive and e-mobility R&D test systems

Markus Kramer
Head of sales/product management
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
GERMANY
With its change to e-drive-based mobility, India demands a technology jump to state-of-the-art test solutions around e-drives. ZF Test Systems offers a full range of test solutions to support design validation programs from endurance to high-dynamic functional testing. In combination with ZF's powertrain engineering know-how, ZF customers might save time getting the latest technology fit to meet Indian car makers' demands.

Improve efficiency at all stages of testing

David Cole
Program manager
Danlaw Inc
USA
Testing takes about 20-25% of the development lifecycle. For the testing to be effective, the left side of the 'V' cycle used for development must be followed. At every phase of the test development, there are methods and tools to reduce the time it takes, thereby increasing the efficiency. This presentation provides an insight into the activities that must be performed at every stage of the testing cycle. It will identify the gaps at every stage, ponder the advantages provided by standardization, and outline the tools that can help reduce the gaps and increase overall test efficiency.

Testing lab and innovation: the future speaks electric

Andrea Dengo
Business development
Step Lab
ITALY
The presentation will discuss why and how electrical actuation is unhinging the hydraulics in mechanical testing applications.

RF performance considerations for automotive Ethernet cabling

Harshang Pandya
General manager
AEM
SINGAPORE
Ethernet is widely gaining popularity in the automotive networks due to its ease of use and high data rate support. Exchanging critical information at high speeds demands that manufacturers be careful about the performance of the cables their customers use and depend on for safety. This is why the RF performance of the cables, which in turn determines data transmission performance, is more important than ever. This talk provides a tutorial on important RF performance parameters of the automotive cabling systems. An overview of standardization efforts including in OPEN Alliance and IEEE will then be given. The strategies for cost-effective and efficient testing of the cabling systems to ensure required performance levels will then be discussed with real-life case studies.
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