EAWD'19 
Program

It was two days full of excitement and networking on May 9 and 10, 2019 at this year´s Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress in Graz.

The automotive future lies directly ahead, but where will the journey take us? At the Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress 2019, we joined leading experts to catch a glimpse of the future, and discussed the automotive industry’s latest developments in All-Wheel Drive and Drivetrain solutions.

At our two-day congress, top-class speakers from research, development, and production gave exciting insights into the machine room of an industry in upheaval. In the extensive trade exhibition, they were able to explore fascinating drive technologies at close quarters and experience all their dynamics live during the test drives on the second day of the Congress at the Red Bull Ring.

We hope you had exciting days full of inspiring discussions with experts and decision-makers for tomorrow´s mobility.

May 9th

Roger Griffiths has an extensive background in many motorsport efforts, including Formula E, Formula 1, IndyCar, American Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series and Super Touring Cars.
In 1994, he moved to the prestigious Formula 1 circuit and took a position as track development engineer for Cosworth Racing.
He joined Ray Mallock in 1996, served as a development engineer for the Opel Touring Car Development Team and then joined the Nissan Touring Car Group as a race engineer. In 1998, he was promoted to Senior Design and Development Engineer for RML, where he served as Project Manager for Sports Car Design.
Griffiths returned to Cosworth and Formula 1 in 1999 as project manager for the Minardi F1 organisation. 
In 2003 Roger joined the HPD team as Race Team Technical Leader for the Honda project in the IRL Series.
In 2007, he took charge of the major IndyCar engine program project. From 2011 he was appointed Technical Director and took Honda back to the competitive era. 
In April 2014 Roger joined Andretti Autosport as Director of Motorsports Development. In 2016, he was elected Chairman of the Formula E Teams Association and held this position for two seasons. 
In 2018, with the creation of the new BMWi Andretti Motorsport Formula E Team, Roger was appointed Team Principal.
Roger was elected Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers on April 4, 2019.

Dr. Stefan Demmerle has been President and General Manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems since November 2015, following the acquisition and integration of Remy Inc. He joined BorgWarner in 2012 as President and General Manager of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems.Dr. Demmerle began his career in France with assignments in Sales and Program Management for automotive engine components. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, as well as a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.Prior to joining BorgWarner, Dr. Demmerle became Vice President of the Powertrain Electronics Business at Continental from 2010 to 2012 after leading Continental Diesel Systems (formerly known as Siemens Diesel Systems Technology) as President and CEO from 2006 to 2010. He previously held positions of increasing responsibility within Siemens VDO Automotive in the transmission and engine electronics businesses in France and worldwide.

Hannes Prenn began his career in 1996 as an application engineer at GKN Driveline. Until 2012, he held various positions including Chief Engineer and Account Manager for GKN´s Specialty Vehicle Group, Program Director Europe and Program Director South Europe Operations. 

In 2018, he became Vice President Operations AWD / eDrive Division - Global at GKN Driveline. In this role, he was responsible for seven plants worldwide, with approximately 6,000 employees and sales of GBP 1.35 billion.

His current position is Chief Operating Officer, GKN ePowertrain.

Harald Naunheimer started his career in 1989 as a research associate at the University of Stuttgart at the Institute for Machine Elements (IMA). In 1995, he became a development engineer and head of design transmissions for wheeled vehicles at Renk AG. He then worked as director of application engineering for automatic transmissions for passenger cars at ZF Getriebe GmbH in Saarbrücken before becoming head of automatic transmission development. In 2009, he became Senior Vice President Corporate Research and Development at ZF Group. 
In 2018, he worked as a freelance consultant and interim manager. Currently, Harald Naunheimer is Vice President Future Poducts at Magna Powertrain.

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11:30am - 12:00pm | The new Mercedes Benz SUV All-Wheel Drive Systems

Ralf Koesling | Manager All Wheel Drive Systems Passenger Cars & Vans, Daimler AG

Ralf Koesling began his career in 1989 as a Systems Engineer for Powertrain Engineering at Ford Werke AG in Cologne. After he spent 7 years as project engineer at Adam Opel AG, he joined GM Powertrain Europe and worked as Area Manager in Manufactoring Engineering, Plant Logistic, Quality Department Transmission- and forging plant, before he became Project Engineering Manager in Manual Transmission- and Clutch System Engineering and Integration. In 2012 he joined Daimler AG in Stuttgart. After initially working as Project Engineer Manager in development of the new generationof manual transmissions for Passenger Cars, he is currently Manager for All-Wheel Drive Systems and is responsible for the development of Mercedes Benz transfer cases PKW´s, SUV´s and Van´s.

12:00pm - 12:30pm | TwinAWD: A new approach on standard AWD Hang on Systems

Micheal Höck | Manager AWD Systems, GKN

• Next generation Twin Clutch AWD hang on system
• AWD performance improvements
• Smart software controls and hydraulic actuation
• Functional safety on Twin Clutch systems
• System modularity (standard- / performance system)

Michael Höck is manager AWD Systems for GKN Driveline responsible for all-wheel drive systems development on different programmes.
Michael joined GKN in 1986 as vehicle test engineer.
In 2003 he joined Getrag Driveline Systems in Cologne, firstly as manager vehicle dynamics and later as manager AWD Systems development.
With the acquisition of Getrag Driveline Systems by GKN in 2011 he rejoined GKN Driveline where he took up his current position.

12:30pm - 1:00pm | Alfa Romeo Q4: Four Wheel Drive for four-leaf clover

Alessandro Avallione | Chief Engineer AWD systems, Maserati S.p.A.

• Rearview mirror: Q4 AWD Systems through the years
• Alfa Romeo "Giorgio" project: blend tradition with innovation
• New Alfa Romeo Q4 system: a new approach to vehicle dynamics

Alessandro Avallone studied mechanical engineering at the Politecnico University in Turin. After gaining important technical and commercial development experience at TÜV SÜD and ZF, he joined the "Skunks" team in Modena in 2015. There he acts as Chief Engineer of AWD Systems and is in charge of Alfa Romeo Q4 system design within transmission and driveline product development. In addition, he works on the Maserati product range, including the development of Levante.

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2:00pm - 2:30pm | Electrification trends call for (R)evolution in BEV battery pack technology. Samsung SDI´s scaleable high performance EV battery design.

Dr. Walter Schmidt | Samsung SDI

• Introduction of Samsung SDI Activities in Electromobility
• Motivation for Electromobility and Customer Purchasing Factors
• Upcoming Key Challenges 
• Samsung SDI strategy for future solutions

In 2004, Dr. Walter Schmidt successfully completed his studies in "Technical Chemistry - Branch of Process Engineering" with a diploma and then spent 8 years in the working world. His employers included ELIN EBG Motoren GmbH, BOXMARK and Roche Diagnostics. In these companies Mr. Schmidt was able to gain experience in various research projects or in production engineering. Among other things he was head of the quality department at Platingtech for two years. He then took the opportunity to return to Graz University of Technology to successfully complete his doctoral studies in the field of Li-ion transport in solid electrolytes and battery anode materials in 2015. Since January 2016 he has been working for Samsung SDIBS, initially in pre-development, and currently in project support as cell and module manager for PHEV batteries from A-sample to series production.

2:30pm - 3:00pm | Battery Immersion Cooling 2.0 - The new battery generation

Helmut Kastler | Kreisel Electric

As Head of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Helmut Kastler responsible for all engineering tasks for battery development and system integration within the design department of Kreisel Electric. Based on fundamental professional career starting from mechanical design and e-drive integration followed by High Voltage integration and battery development complete vehicle projects have been already realized.

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Innovative adhesive solutions for Electric Drive Systems (E-axis) and Power Electronics

Erwin Rauh | Business Development Manager for Powertrain & e-Mobility, Henkel AG

• Henkel e-Mobility Solutions - Systematic approach for Electric Vehicles
• Polyacrylates – New High Performance Liquid Gaskets
• Formed in Place / Cured-In-Place Gasket Technology
• Key Applications for the E-Drive Value Chain

Erwin Rauh Business Development Manager for Powertrain & e-Mobility in Europe has 26 years of experience in the automotive business. 
He has worked in a variety of roles including the product development of adhesives and equipment solutions within Henkel. 
He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Electronic and Communication Engineering.

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4:00pm - 4:30pm | P2 Modular Hybrid Architectures

Tim Olsson | BorgWarner

Tim Olsson heads development projects within the xEV group at BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems (PDS) division.
Tim Olsson has been involved in a P2 Off-axis project where knowledge gained has been transferred into his current role as technical project lead for a 48V P3 system.

4:30pm - 5:00pm | Innovative planetary electric drive module with AC Induction Motor

Hans-Joachim Schmeink | Manager Hybrid & eDrive, GKN ePowertrain

• System overview and key technical data
• Thermal system development
• High temperature effects
• Oil and lubrication management
• Cooling
• Performance optimization

Hans- Joachim Schmeink has more than 15 years of work experience. He started his career as project engineer “CV-Joints, Mechatronics”. Afterwards he was teamleader for the area “Product Development CV Joints”. From 2008 to 2014 he worked as manager for customer applications, first for the Indian sector and then for All-wheel drive systems Europe. Currently he is head of department and manager of the global product development group for hybrid and electric drive systems.

5:00pm - 5:30pm | Comparison of various All-Wheel Drive powertrain topologies for electric vehicles

Christian Angerer | Forschungsgruppenleiter Fahrzeugkonzepte, Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik, Technische Universität München

• Does an electric AWD still cause a trade-off between Efficiency and Performance?
• Which electric AWD-Topology shows the best compromise between costs, performance and efficiency?

Christian Angerer received his Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt in 2013, where he completed a joint undergraduate program together with Audi AG. In 2015 he received his Master of Science from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Automotive and Engine Technology. Since then he is with the Institute for Automotive Technology at TUM where he works as associate and group manager for the vehicle concepts research group. His focus of research is powertrain design optimization.

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9:30am - 10:00am | Experimental analysis of Dynamic Rolling Radius of tyres at high speed in different working conditions

Marco Sbrosi | Product Development Engineer, Pirelli Spa

• Introduction: Project framework and target
• Physical analysis: Which parameters influence the tyre dynamic rolling circumference (DRC)?
• Experimental analysis: Empirical sensitivity of DRC to different working conditions. 
• Regression analysis: Regression analysis between DRC and tyre’s constructive parameters.
• Concluding Remarks

Marco Sbrosi began his professional career at Pirelli Tyre s.p.a., where he has been working for four years. First he was a tyre modeling engineer for Formula 1 before moving to the ultra high performance sports car sector. He currently works for Experis Motorsport, where he is mainly responsible for vehicle dynamics lectures and driving simulator workshops.

10:00am - 10.30am | Powertrain multibody modelling of front engine - RWD to analyse idle dynamic and NVH

Gianluca Quattromani | PhD Candidate, Politecnico di Milano

Gianluca Quattromani received his bachelor degree in 2012 in mechanical engineering. In the same subject area he received in 2015 his master degree. He currently holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Politecnico di Milano. His dissertation is the modelling and experimental testing of a vehicle driveline that aims to identify key parameters affecting idle noise.

10:30am - 11:00am | Frontloaded e-AWD development with automated system optimization

Alessandro Avallione | Chief Engineer AWD systems, Maserati S.p.A.

• Market situation and challenges due to electrification
• E-AWD Powertrain specifics and development requirements
• E-AWD controller development process
• Detailed explanation of virtual controller concept development
• Visualization of optimized results 

Joachim Ecker began his professional career in 1995 at Daimler Steyr in Graz in the Department of Vehicle Dynamics. He then spent ten years with Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik in Graz, where he worked first as a test engineer and then as a group leader for vehicle dynamics. He has been with AVL List GmbH since 2010. Before taking up his current position as Technical Expert "Chassis & Vehicle Dynamics", he was Project Manager and Lead Developer for seven years.

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11:30am - 12:00pm | Torsen LSD in conventional and electric axles with EPS Tuning

Paolo Sacchettini | Expert, Torque Management Products Vehicle & Driving Dynamics, JTEKT

Paolo Sacchettini made his engineer in mechanics in 1988. He then began his professional career at Treco. He joined JTEKT Torsen Europe SA in January 1991. First he was an application engineer, then he became Manager in Development and then Pre-Development & Sales Manager, as well as Product Promotion Manager. 
His current area of responsibility is an expert in torque management products and vehicle dynamics.

12:00pm - 12:30pm | High-Performance Friction Systems for active torque management

Andreas Promberger | Teamleader Application Engineering, Miba Frictec

• Requirements for current vehicle systems
• Core technology values of friction systems
• Development methods and tool
• Performance Profile and Outlook on the Friction System Simulation

Andreas Promberger began his career in 2010 by working on the Mercedes 9-speed transmission for Daimler. Since 2013 he is part of Miba Frictec, where he initially worked as a technical solution designer before becoming chief engineer for disruptive technology. Andreas Promberger´s current position is team leader for application technology research and development.

12:30pm - 1:00pm | Electric Torque Vectoring

Derek Ward | Technical Expert Advanced Driveline Systems & Controls, Ford

• In-wheel electric drives (IWDs) offer improved package flexibility 
• IWDs can improve vehicle handling and stability
• Existing TV controls can be easily adapted to IWDs
• Influence of additional unsprung mass much less significant than expected

Derek Ward received a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universtity of Canterbury (NZ) in 1996. He has been working as a research engineer on advanced driveline systems and controls for Ford Research and Advanced Engineering Europe since 2002. His main focus has been on improving vehicle dynamics performance using active driveline systems such as AWD systems, electronically controlled limited slip differentials, torque vectoring drivelines and, more recently, electric drive systems. He has also had forays into other areas, such as the development of torque vectoring controls for electronic brakes control systems.

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On this day

Exhibition

Innovation touchable: Visitors to the Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress 2019 in Graz enjoyed to the latest developments and challenges around the future of all-wheel drive technology as well as highlights of electrification and hybridisation of the drive train in our accompanying exhibition.

We would be delighted if you took the opportunity to engage in interesting discussions and obtain detailed product information from experts in the industry.