Preliminary Program

Day 1: Wednesday, August 23

Electric & Hybrid Technology

How Off-Road and Industrial Vehicle Incentives are Driving Market Change and Technology Innovation

Steve Sokolsky
Program Manager

Presentation details to follow shortly

Amar Nivarthi
Director Electrified Systems Design
CNH Industrial

Safety Management in Electric & Hybrid Industrial Vehicles

Dr Sneha Lele
Managing Engineer
The continuous evolution in automotive technology which includes incorporation of electric and hybrid designs, aims to achieve greater safety benefits for the user and the surroundings. Understanding how these systems operate, how they affect the user and how they achieve operational safety, is critical. This session will discuss types of electrical systems particularly in electric and hybrid vehicles, various safety components with examples, functional safety principles and safety management techniques in these applications.

What the audience will learn

  • Overview of electric and hybrid industrial vehicles
  • Principle of automotive functional safety and safety management techniques
  • High-level overview of the existing safety standards and regulations for electric and hybrid vehicles
  • 2-3 case studies discussing electrical systems with functional safety implementation and real-life implications

NRMM electrification example – case PONSSE EV1, electric forest machine

Mika Suonmaa
Program Manager
Epec Oy
This case study includes simulation-based software engineering and technology development of an electric forest machine PONSSE EV1 considering sustainability in the supply chain, manufacturing and lifetime operations. Electronics, the main components and the system software play a key role in electrified power trains of heavy machinery. At least as important in modern machines are data flow, remote data analytics, optimizations and updates. An intelligent Epec Flow power distribution unit optimizes the current flow to components that need it at the moment. As the amount of electronics and software is increasing, the benefits they offer for OEMs and end customers grow.

What the audience will learn

  • This case study includes simulation-based software engineering and technology development of an electric forest machine.
  • Development of an electric forest machine PONSSE EV1 considering sustainability in the supply chain, manufacturing and lifetime operations.
  • Electronics, the main components and the system software play a key role in electrified power trains of heavy machinery.
  • An intelligent power distribution unit optimizes and updates the current flow to components that need it at the moment.
  • As the amount of electronics and software is increasing, the benefits they offer for OEMs and end customers grom significantly.

On-vehicle Fuel Delivery Systems - Building a Bridge to Hydrogen

Steve Duricky
Global Platform Manager
Parker Hannifin Corporation
Several OEM's like JCB, Cummins, Liebherr, and Hyundai Doosan are launching hydrogen ICE's but what about delivering hydrogen to the engine. We've learned a lot in the past 10 years from delivering natural gas to the Cummins NG engine platform, mostly on refuse trucks. What are similarities and what are the differences between methane and hydrogen. What should you consider when designing and maintaining an on-board hydrogen fuel system (HFS). I'll look at the key components involved with fuel convenance, fuel control, and filtration. I'll cover standards and certifications along with a look into the hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV).

What the audience will learn

  • Differences and similarities between natural gas (methane) and hydrogen on-board vehicles including compressed gaseous fuels vs liquified (cyrogentic) fuels.
  • Lessons learned from CNG and LNG on-vehicle fuel delivery systems and how this will help build a bridge to hydrogen.
  • The different components needed to convey, control, and filter altnerative fuels on a vehicle.
  • The importance of fuel filtration and why its important to install filters on both sides of the regulator.
  • Standards and certifications for regulating alternative fuels on-vehicle. Recently released requirements along with some still in review.

Digitalization, Electrification & Efficiency – a shorter route to Zero for Excavators

Luke Wadsley
Director of Solutions & Technology for Digital Displacement
In this session, we will share details about the field trial of three 20ton excavators fitted with the Dextreme system. And how by increasing the efficiency of the hydraulic system, excavators can deliver the same amount of work with a smaller engine and less fuel – or do more work with the same size engine. For electric excavators, Dextreme systems enable OEMs to reduce the battery capacity, thereby reducing the cost of the main battery and enabling more cost-effective electrification. We will show that, depending on system complexity and duty cycle, a reduction in energy requirement of up to 25% can be achieved.

What the audience will learn

  • Danfoss highlights energy efficiency as the critical topic for decarbonisation, particularly for excavators
  • How Dextreme Systems can deliver substantial carbon reductions by 2030 and accelerate the transition to zero-carbon energy
  • Details about how Dextreme systems can achieve 15% fuel savings or increase productivity by 25% today
  • Details about a UK field trial of three 20T excavators
  • Details of a recent demonstration of the world’s most efficient conversion of battery power into fluid power for electrified machines

Meeting Battery Charger Efficiency Regulations for Industrial Electric Vehicles

Chris Botting
Manager, Research Engineering
Delta-Q Technologies
Industrial vehicle electrification is driven by fossil fuel costs and emission restrictions. Electric powertrains radically reduce these impacts, but energy efficiency remains an economic and regulatory imperative. Battery charger efficiency is regulated in North American markets. Understanding the standards and test methods is required to properly test, list, and mark the models to be certified. Overall efficiency is impacted by many system design choices, including the battery type and nominal voltage, charger hardware and software, and vehicle cabling and accessories. This effects the real-world energy cost, carbon footprint, and total cost of ownership experienced by end users and fleet operators.

What the audience will learn

  • Overview of energy efficiency regulations for industrial electric vehicle battery chargers
  • Understand what standards apply, how tests are run, metrics are calculated, and certified models are listed and marked
  • Insight into design choices and trade-offs impacting energy use and efficiency
  • Ideas for reducing real-world system energy use, carbon footprint, and electric utility bills

The Why and How of electromechanical actuators

Daniel Rufle
Product Manager
Ewellix a Schaeffler Company
We will present: - The technology used in electromechanical actuators compared to hydraulics, stating main differences - The market trend towards electrification in mobile /offraod industry (why) - Reasons for using electric acutaotrs including an example: High efficiency plus regenerative braking - Description of main design parameters in electric actuators (how) using application examples - Set of features that enables electromechanical actuators to execute the same applications than hydraulic does today

What the audience will learn

  • Reasons WHY companies start electrifying their hydraulics will be provided
  • Essential engineering criteria when designing electromechanical actuators will be discussed
  • Main differences between hydraulic systems and electromechanical ones will be shown

Endeavouring electrification: improving efficiency by implementing a cross-platform strategy

Elena Belenguer
Drive System Design
As electrification demands across industries increase, designing a bespoke powertrain for individual applications becomes inefficient. Aiming to reduce time and cost, the development of cross platform electrification strategies is vital. Establishing the best way to achieve this is challenging due to diversity and number of requirements and applications, both in propulsion and ancillaries. DSD’s electrified Powertrain Optimisation Process (ePOP) allows users to obtain a range of potential system solutions with considerable time and cost savings. The tool allows the definition of key metrics such as efficiency, performance and cost, and identifies variations in sub-system designs to meet multiple platform requirements.

What the audience will learn

  • Identifying existing challenges within industry due to electrification as well as those involved in implementing a cross platform strategy.
  • Familiarise themselves with DSD's solution to reduce cost and time in electrified powertrain design.
  • Understand how DSD's proposed tool works and its multiple capabilities to enhance the cross platform powertrain design process.

Panel Discussion - Technologies & incentives to drive decarbonization of industrial vehicles

Chris Andreucetti
Chief Engineer Electrification
Steve Sokolsky, Program Manager, Calstart

Day 2: Thursday, August 24

Electric & Hybrid Technology

Utilizing Hybrid System Gateways to reduce components in EVs

Chris Passmore
Director of Technologies
Flodraulic Controls
Benedikt Herzog
Application Engineering Manager
Flodraulic GmbH
Flodraulic will show examples of EV applications and how power distribution should be handled in each application. Cooling requirements and how they are integrated on the application will also be explained. Utilizing an HSG, a demonstration of applying LV, HV and Cooling in one device will be provided. This training is targeting small to medium machine builders who's engineering teams are tasked with designing applications across multiple disciplines.

What the audience will learn

  • Advantages of combining power distribution and cooling.
  • User interfaces with electrification troubleshooting.
  • Case Study.
  • Necessary safety features.
  • The importance of system architecture flexibility .

Understanding Your Vehicle Energy Requirements - Vehicle Energy Mapping

Andrew Krajnik
System Integration Manager
When transitioning from an IC engine to an electric prime mover understanding the energy consumption of your vehicle becomes critically important. OEM need to not only understand the peak energy consumption but also the normial consumption during an average work cycle. This information will drive the system architecture and the component sizing. In many cases, this information is not readily available to the OEM's and OEM's have a difficult time determine it. This presentation will provide insigt to the importance of this data, the process of obtaining it and using the data to drive vehicle design.

What the audience will learn

  • Why it is important to understand the energy consuption of the vehicle
  • Processes to determine the energy consumption of the vehicle
  • Interpreting the data to drive system architecture and component selection

Performances of ultra-silent, regenerative, rare-earth magnet free electrohydraulic system

Luca Cignatta
Technical and Operation Manager
Settima USA
The EV/HEV market requires more and more silent electrohydraulic solutions, capable of energy recovery to increase autonomy and productivity of on-highway and off-highway vehicles. Settima has developed and industrialized a unique electrohydraulic four quadrants solution driven by sustainability of fully recyclable materials, ultra-silent 4Q® Continuum® technology and SynchRel® synchronous reluctance motor. Settima will present the performances and features peculiarities of such solution.

What the audience will learn

  • Continuum® 4Q® ultra-silent four quadrants hydraulic technology
  • SynchRel® synchronous reluctance motor technology
  • Ultra-silent regenerative electrohydraulic system, performances and features peculiarities of such solution

Advancements in Predictive Safety Diagnostics with Electric Vehicles

Ted James
Head of North America
ACCURE Battery Intelligence
As electrification accelerates, the role of batteries has become increasingly important. However, with great power, comes great responsibility. The battery needs to be safe. Regrettably, the number of safety-related battery incidents are increasing. This session will explore the latest developments in big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cloud-based software, and how they are meeting the pressing market demands. It will provide a comprehensive analysis of the significance of big battery data in contrast to BMS safety management, and how cloud-based analytics can prevent safety incidents and specific aging effects.

What the audience will learn

  • From the BMS to the cloud: how online safety diagnostics play a key role in reliability and safety
  • Advanced detection of even the smallest battery anomalies before they become dangerous: the concept of predictive safety diagnostics.
  • How big data can be leveraged to improve battery safety and lifetime.

All-Electric Construction Machine's Technology Stack

David Grabau
Business Development Manager
Moog Construction
Moog Construction will discuss the proper selection of mechatronics, machine controls, functional safety, and security. Our critical elements to be design into the machine’s architecture from the very beginning. In addition, we will discuss the value of kinematics, modeling and simulation, and software. Our TerraTech solution helps enable your zero emission future by offering a mechatronics, software and digital architecture that work in unison.

What the audience will learn

  • Scalable, Modular, and Cost-effective solution for all-electric machine
  • Proper Electric System Architecture
  • Electric System Designed and built for the collaborative robotic future.

BEV powertrains: optimal size & configuration. How to right-size BEV batteries and other components for each vehicle

Darren Mueller
Director of Sales & Marketing
MEDATech Engineering
Battery-electric vehicle (BEV) solutions may be attractive, but costs, especially for batteries, are high. How do you avoid overbuilding heavy-duty BEVs and sky-high TCOs? There is still a whole lot of guesswork: • Just how much battery do I need for a given machine? • How can I be sure that I’m not under-building or over-building? • Is there a magic formula? • Where are the hidden dangers in BEV components sourcing? MEDATech’s Darren Mueller will answer these questions and explain how OEMs can not only keep costs down, but also determine the exact powertrain, battery and other component mix for the optimal heavy-duty BEV.

What the audience will learn

  • Why defining duty cycles is so critical when going electric
  • What to look for in a BEV in order to fill a specific duty cycle
  • The ABCs of BEV anatomy and safety
  • How to calculate the ROI of any BEV purchase, comparing fast charging, battery swapping and diesel
  • How to optimize the efficiency of BEV fleet composition, organization and rollout

Battery and Fuel Cell Simulation for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Dr Behnam Afsharpoya
Industry Process Consultant
Dassault Systemes
Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles are another type of electrical or hybrid vehicles. The power that is generated from fuel cells charges vehicle batteries. Fuel cells are electrochemical reactors generating electricity directly from oxidation reactions of fuels or Hydrogen. Due to their high efficiency (almost twice of internal combustion engines), near-zero emissions, low noise, portability, and low operation temperature (for PEMFC), fuel cells are being considered as a potentially viable energy-conversion device for mobile, stationary, and portable power. In general, fuel cell cars have a longer driving range and shorter fueling time in comparison with EVs. A proton-exchange membrane fuel-cell (PEMFC)

What the audience will learn

  • Fuel Cell design for Hybrid vehicle
  • Modeling and simulation of Fuel cell and Battery in Hydrogen Vehicle
  • 1D Simulation

Innovative system supply for a rapidly decarbonizing world

Liam Martin
Product Manager
ABB provides solutions which are highly adaptable to power and articulate a wide number of vehicles through advanced power electronics packaging, inherently safe LTO battery chemistry, motors to suit a wide range of applications, as well as control systems (via B&R). Leveraging synergies with ABB’s business divisions, system solutions can be tailored to the precise requirements of the user, thereby minimizing procurement resources, aiding the effectiveness of fleet modernization/upgrade projects through seamless integration, and ensuring compatibility between charger and vehicle.

What the audience will learn

  • Diesel engine replacement or hybrid system solutions
  • ABB's scope of technology offerings for industrial and off-highway vehicles
  • Inherent safety of LTO battery chemistry, with rapid charge and discharge capabilities

Rotor-Position-Sensor with digital interface. New Opportunities for combined motor sensors

Ulrich Marl
Key Account Manager Automotive
Lenord, Bauer & Co. GmbH
Today, most of the rotor position sensor signals in EV traction motors are analog signals. The next sensor chip generation, and therefore the next sensor generation, will provide information such as rotor position angle as digital words. Since the new chip technology allows signal conditioning and digitization at speeds matching the maximum motor speed, there are new opportunities to measure more than just position and speed with a single sensor, for example temperature and vibration measurement. The presentation will give an outlook on these possibilities and show some examples from established industries like machine tools and invites for further discussion.

What the audience will learn

  • Rotor-Position-Sensor Technologie Signals overview (analog/digital)
  • advantage and disadvantage of analog and digital signals
  • challenges to establish a digital signal path in a powertrain
  • condition monitoring with rotor position and speed sensors

Thermal Management of electric machines in a 360° perspective

Josef Graubmann
Director Business Unit Thermal Management Systems
Ymer Technology
Relevance and importance of efficent thermal management in electric machines - real-life machine and test data for battery heating and cooling as well as electric driveline cooling - influence of battery size, C-Rates, energy consumption in thermal management - inteligent startegies to minimize thermal management demands - YMERs integrated and modular solution to cope wiht all thermal management demands in EVs as well as hybrid machines.

What the audience will learn

  • Importance of Thermal Management in electric machines as well as main difference to ICE applications
  • Get a good understanding of how to treat batteries thermally in a best way
  • Understand why letting a battery cool out or overheat will lead to long downtimes
  • See that intelligent and field proven controll-strategies can reduce the effort and costs of Thermal Management significantly
  • Not only see the theory but also the real life of EVs

Preparing Your Machine for EV Drives

Michael Brooks
OPS Controls
Starting with understanding the EV drive circuit, this presentation will talk through the stages from design to prototype to manufacture. Development costs and grant applications will als be discussed.

What the audience will learn

  • How to design your existing system so it's EV compatible
  • Electrical harness design strategy
  • On site harness prototype design
  • How to document your designs
  • What manufacturing systems & equipment are needed, and meeting production requirements.

Dedicated Hybrid Cycle Based Motive Powerplants for Electrifying Off-Highway Vehicles

Dr Xubin Song
Founder & CEO
ePower Mobility LLC
With quickening paces of transportation electrification, an innovative DHC (Dedicated Hybrid "Cycles (Combustion)" ) is developed to reconceive motive powerplants for transformative vehicle electrification. The energy-efficient DHC technology can reconfigure existing powerplants with low performaing Otto cycles to more than double the power density with remarkably less harmful pollutants. The proposed electrification technology provides a feasible solution to hard-to-electrify segments such as agriculture. We do envision that the synergy of DHC based electrification with carbon circular bio-fuels would be able to solve the puzzle of "the heavier vehicles, the more emissions, but the harder to electrify".

What the audience will learn

  • Bottleneck of Otto cycle for higher efficiency powerplants
  • Breakthrough perspectives with dedicated hybrid combustion (DHC)
  • Preliminary validation of high-efficient low-emission DHC technology through a third party
  • DHC is applicable for retrofitting, thus collaboration on improving any existing powerplants is feasible
  • DHC based low carbon propulsion (LCP) is ready for vehicle application

Benefits of Integration within Electrification Powertrains

Aaron Becker
Director Sales and Business Development
PMP Industries
Within the 2022 IVT, we presented different aspects of how different technologies may be combined to provide maximum value for electric vehicle solutions. We will provide a deeper dive into the aspects of integration and hidden value.

What the audience will learn

  • How are separate technologies nonlinearly additive - 1+1 = 3
  • How can integration provide scalable capability
  • What barriers are present to harvesting these benefits

Day 1: Wednesday, August 23

Automation, HMI & UX

Autonomous machine: An innovative integrated development and simulation approach

Vincent Remillard
Applications Engineer / Corporate Accounts Manager
Famic Technologies inc.
The electrification of mobile hydraulics is underway. It creates opportunities and challenges. To succeed - while optimizing development time, system performances, and resources- OEMs and systems integrator create digital twins to improve engineering analysis and concept validation. Innovative design and simulation is demonstrated using Automation Studio™ on multi-technological autonomous driving system containing electrical drive and 2 steering modes, Orbitrol and Steer-by-wire. Hydraulic systems are modeled using preconfigured components from manufacturer catalogues. Performances are also simulated from a 3D Manifold block design. The electrohydraulic systems is co-simulated with an external controller. Road conditions and HMI will also be implemented.

What the audience will learn

  • How to create an accurate digital twin of an autonomous machine using catalogue of hydraulic and electrical preconfigured components.
  • How to analyse charge-discharge cycle by calculating energy recovered in a battery from an hydraulic transmission and implements.
  • How to test and analyse various steering configurations to switch from manual to autonomous driving mode.
  • How to develop control algorithm efficiently by co-simulating a controller with a virtual machine.
  • How to simulate a manifold block performances with its 3D geometry in a complete machine simulated model.

Potential Liability of Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Katherine Sheriff
Lead, Mobility and Transportation Group
Davis Wright Tremaine
Uncrewed ground vehicle use in the private sector presents some of the most challenging applications of autonomous technology. Whether in mining, construction, or agriculture, the complexity of the environment that developers must address increases the uncertainty of UGV operation – and the risk of tort liability. This presentation considers a scenario where the UGV damages a third party, rather than affecting a contractual counterparty, and outlines concepts of extra-contractual responsibility, agency, and tort liability.

Deploying Autonomy at Scale

Colin Hurd
Autonomy for off-road vehicles or equipment doesn’t have to be complex. MACH embraces a straightforward and transparent process to incorporate customized autonomous or automation technologies suitable for the most rugged and challenging applications. This presentation will cover the lessons learned deploying over 350 autonomous vehicles and covering 80,000 driverless miles.

What the audience will learn

  • Safety considerations in off-road environments.
  • Humans-in-the-loop. Half automation is tougher than full automation.
  • What can go wrong, will go wrong.
  • Useful metrics for judging autonomous system performance.

Methods for the Assessment of Mobility of Off-road Autonomous Vehicles

Arnold Free
Traxara Robotics Inc
In the race to field off-highway autonomous systems, there is a lack of understanding of their capabilities. The NATO Science and Technology Organization Advanced Vehicle Technology Panel’s AVT-341 Research Task Group (RTG) is conducting activities to define methods and tools to assess future autonomous military vehicles operating in harsh environments. It is important to anticipate advancements by defining adequate methods and tools to assess autonomous systems. This paper presents the activities of NATO AVT-341 RTG, the achievements and challenges that were faced and an application of the modelling and simulation tools utilized to perform an assessment of militarily relevant scenarios.

What the audience will learn

  • How NATO Science and Technology Organization developed the requirements for assessing mobility and resulting methods for verification and validation.
  • The efforts required to develop modelling and simulation tools for the assessment of off-road mobility in harsh environments.
  • The approach to developing an autonomy stack capable of path planning, object identification, terrain segmentation, obstacle avoidance and more.
  • How the approach and methods developed can also be applied to commercial applications in mining, construction, etc.
  • The challenges and lessons-learned from implementing proof-of-concept operational scenarios.

Precise Automation Control in Electro-Hydraulics – developing for systems without an operator.

Austin Sowinski
Senior Project Engineer | E-Control Automation
Dr Tim Opperwall
Principal Engineer - Controls & Automation
In the control of off-highway equipment every milliamp matters. Husco has benchmarked over 100 machines and worked with countless OEMs developing and fine-tuning hydraulics systems. Today over 95% of new systems developed have electro-hydraulic content included and increasingly expected to be automation ready – but how easy is the step to enable precision automation? How do you move from operator to software control? This study walks through some of the key control challenges and uses data from real system testing to highlight the key challenges and methods used to enable fast, precise, robust, repeatable control of any electro-hydraulic system.

Safe human-robot collaboration in construction work environments

George Small
Chief Technology Officer
Moog Construction
The last decade of robotic advances in manipulation, sensing, and computing is now enabling the use of robots in less structured environments, such as construction and agriculture. Collaborative robotics offer the opportunity to assist humans in repetitive, hazardous, and strenuous tasks while simultaneously improving safety. While safety standards for automated industrial equipment exist, there is a gap between these legacy standards and the possibilities that state-of-the-art technology is now enabling. Standards bodies and industrial working groups are now driving to close these gaps to enable the safe application of highly automated work machines in these environments. More to be discussed...

What the audience will learn

  • Approaches to achieving safe human-robot collaboration while leveraging state-of-the-art technologies in construction environments are going to be discussed
  • Safety Standards
  • State-of-the-art technology behind the safety

Open Standards and Automation are paving the way to Safe and Productive Autonomy for Mining & Construction

Dan Atzmon
Head of Global Marketing
Autonomy has the potential to transform mining and construction. Delivering substantial benefits such as improved Safety, productivity, and efficiency. The mining industry has been an early adaptor and has experimented with limited autonomy on project bases for quite a few years. In the past ten years, the automotive industry has caught up and introduced new capabilities and technologies that are now being deployed in both mining and construction. In this presentation, we will explore how open standards and automation are enabling leading OEMs to conduct large-scale testing programs and deploy commercially on multiple sites. Specifically, The ASAM OpenSCENARIOV2.0.0 (OSC2) standard introduces multiple disruptive features to increase productivity and robustness of advanced automation function that allows: - Aggregating expertise into reusable scenarios that can be shared and tuned to any ODD, user map, or project needs - Quick and easy adjustment of the scenarios to project requirements with minimal knowledge - Ability to combine scenarios in a modular way to efficiently create and maintain complex scenarios - Share measurable metrics, KPI and success criteria

The Joy of Use: Mastering the complexity of Machine Operation

Patrick Brennan
Managing Director, USA
RAFI Group
Steffen Merk
Sales Director
RAFI Group
Touch-based input is one of the most intuitive forms of human-machine interaction. The current and future generation of operators expects that an input device can also be operated via touch. But not in every application is a touch screen the ideal way to control machines and systems. We are addressing the following questions: How are current and future HMI technologies being transformed into industrial vehicle applications? How can today's state of the art touch systems be designed in such a way that the operators keep their eyes and focus on the machine and not on the screen?

What the audience will learn

  • Current and future HMI technologies being transformed into industrial vehicle applications
  • How can blind operation of HMIs be realized
  • Technologies of intuitive touch operation surfaces
  • Inside into the European and Global Market for HMI Systems

A Synthesis of Work Analysis Techniques for Introducing Automation in Underground Mining Operations

Andrew Miller
Senior Research Associate
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
We examined the implications of implementing automation of shuttle cars in underground coal mining operations using work analysis techniques. Interviews and analyses highlight recommendations for the development and deployment of automation. The effects of introducing automation on the traditional vehicle operator role and other impacted members within the work domain are examined. Results include the development of a prototype human-machine interface design of a tablet-based control system for shuttle car operators to control pathing and movement commands as well as the communication structure across systems within the underground mining section.

Building HMI platforms

Dr Markus Wallmyr
UX lead
Gone are the days when the complete system was be done by a single developer and even a single company, instead we rely on systems from 3rd party providers, sometimes resulting in a vehicle cabin with a plethora of diverse displays and systems. At the same time, there is a drive towards better user experiences, operator support systems and productivity tools that can be improved over the machine lifetime. In this speech we will look into approaches for computation hardware and software that can enable realization of new and coming system functionality to realize homogenous and upgradeable operator environments.

What the audience will learn

  • A good user interaction for safe and effective operation
  • How a good software framework can enable integration of HMI functionality on displays for a homogenous experience.
  • Hardware and software integration that enables new functionalllity, interaction and development speed.

Enhancing OEM Custom Design Efficiencies and Productivity with 3D Printing for the Industrial Vehicle Market

Fadi Abro
Global Director of Transportation
Michael Speaker
Technology Development Manager
J W Speaker
For today’s OEM designers and manufacturers, developing the latest custom vehicle lighting designs for electric and hybrid vehicles in construction, agricultural, industrial, commercial and off-highway industries is a complicated endeavor. With a focus on improving operator and workforce safety and enhancing cabin design, the high mix of components, complexity of assembly and stringent testing requirements represent just a small sample of the lighting challenges to overcome. Guided by an unwavering passion for incorporating new technology into OEM designs, hear how a U.S.-based LED lighting manufacturer is using cutting-edge additive manufacturing technologies to develop the next generation of innovative vehicle lighting solutions while solving new challenges such as enhanced safety measures, supply chain, profitability, and production times. Join us to learn more!

What the audience will learn

  • How 3D printing is supporting the global shift to EV vehicle applications
  • How to leverage 3D printing to increase efficiencies and get to market faster
  • How to create supply chain resilience by bringing manufacturing in house

Day 2: Thursday, August 24

Automation, HMI & UX

High-Speed Implement BUS

Ryan Milligan
Director of Business Developement
Powell Electronics
HSI presentation that will include the high level objectives of the AEF HSI team and the ISO 23870, TC127 JWG16. Explaining how 1000Base-T1 can be used to leverage the heavy vehicle network architecture transition from CAN-based to ethernet. Details on the work that has gone into developing a new architecture that will offer widespread connectivity, have a long lifespan and be evnironmentally rugged. Explanation of the anticipated future that includes increasing automation toward autonomy using a higher bandwidth to offer machine to machine and machine to cloud communication. Finally a summary of suppliers that have developed physical layer components.

What the audience will learn

  • What is ISOBUS, what it solved and how it was implemented by the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation or AEF.
  • What is HSI for the Ag Industry and how those guidelines will be used in the similar needs industry groups.
  • Explanation of the Physical layer components used in HSI.
  • HSI Basic protocol research and how each industry will explore middleware.
  • Details including the OSI 7-Layer Model and commonalities from physical layer to application.

Architecting vehicle systems that enable adaptability, automation, performance, and connectivity.

Chad Repp
Business Development Manager
HED, Inc.
Designing and building vehicles for the future requires architectures that support a variety of data interfaces to support the vehicle through the lifespan. Vehicles today require the ability to adapt, improve the operator’s experience, remotely diagnose, share data, use new energy sources, and expand their functions as technologies and aftermarket solutions come to the market. Starting with vehicle architecture we will walk through the types of communication architectures that exists today and how to map out your use cases to determine what system architectures will be required to support your customers and vehicles of the future.

What the audience will learn

  • Learn the different methodologies and considerations for various components in an electronic control system.
  • Learn the different types of communications on a vehicle and how they are used.
  • How to design a system that easily supports telematics now and in the future.
  • Considerations to enable complete vehicle over the air programming and remote diagnostics and how that can support value streams.
  • Considerations for security, online vs. offline functionality and learn from real-world examples.

Fail Early, Fail Fast - Continuous, Automated Software Testing

Felix Mueller
General Manager
TraceTronic, Inc.
Florian Rohde
Managing Partner
iProcess LLC
Developing advanced vehicle functions requires a complex, interdependent environment of different specialized tools and processes to satisfy the legal and technological requirements. Early detection of failures and regression testing are critical for success of software-driven products. All system levels and components must be evaluated and validated while covering the maximum scope of use, potential misuse and anticipated system faults. This presentation will demonstrate how comprehensive test environments and state-of-the-art methodology achieve the highest level of software quality – continuously.

What the audience will learn

  • What are the current challenges for vehicle software development?
  • How do we ensure a maximum level of quality for continuous development environments?
  • Benefits and strategies for early error detection during development.
  • The necessity for

Leveraging Real-time Ground Profiling and Digital Twins in Off-Road Vehicle Validation

Jacopo Alaimo
Head of North America
Off-road and highway vehicle manufacturers allocate significant budgets for the test drives on physical proving grounds. Some well-established companies even exploit their own proving ground in a remote, multi-square-kilometer large area. However, these test roads only represent a small subset of the worldwide variety of user cases. Furthermore, in off-road applications the terrain is constantly changing making the correlation with durability and drivability models less effective. A new generation of lidar sensors derived from ADAS applications is enabling off-road vehicle tests in any public or private terrain. The lidars can be installed on the vehicles hood or roof to profile with high accuracy the terrain in front of the wheels determining the cause of individual events identified during the tests. Additionally, the data collected can be imported into simulation tools to further improve vehicle performance and for use in future developments deriving the vehicle loads. This session will illustrate how real time terrain profiling is used in off-road vehicle validation for durability, ride and quality, and in virtual simulations.

Geospatial GNSS Augmentation to improve vehicle navigation & reliability

Jeremy Bennington
VP of Position, Navigation, & Time (PNT) Assurance
Spirent Communications
GNSS is crucial in mining. Vehicles that operate in open-pit mines must be navigated with precision for both safety and efficiency. GNSS satellite signals can be blocked by the walls and topography of a mine. This reduces the reliability and accuracy, and, therefore, the overall useability of GNSS and automated vehicles. Geospatial GNSS Augmentation and forecasting provide comprehensive predictions of GNSS performance considering the topography of the mine, buildings, and line-of-sight determination of satellites as they orbit. Prediction of GNSS performance enables automated trucking, mining, survey, and fleet tracking to avoid areas of poor coverage or augment to improve performance.

What the audience will learn

  • Applications of GNSS for industrial vehicles
  • Awareness of GNSS/RTK/PPP limitations in mining or urban environments
  • Understanding of Geospatial GNSS Augmentation & Forecasting technology
  • Applications of Geospatial GNSS Augmentation with existing vehicles
  • Improvement of positioning performance using Geospatial GNSS Augmentation

Enhanced productivity through improved system transparency

Bernd Roesch
Head of Division Transportation
E-T-A GmbH
With a plug-and-play capable, fully electronic power distribution unit, the connected loads in the autonomous vehicle can be monitored. The intelligent power distribution unit enables the control and diagnosis of loads via the CAN bus. Load current and voltage measurement as well as integrated load protection allow load management and preventive maintenance. Fuses are replaced. In the event of a fault, remote reactivation is possible. Thus autonomous working machines and functions can be realized. Vehicle downtime can be reduced or avoided altogether. By integrating the load displays into the service HMI, the information can be used quickly for troubleshooting.

What the audience will learn

  • Enhanced uptime of the industrial vehicle
  • Time savings and cost reduction in the event of service
  • Technology for autonomous vehicles

Reliable Optical Perception for Harsh Environments

Kristen Ravenel
Industrial cameras often blur in challenging lighting environments when under motion, translating to poor visual data for computer vision algorithms. This poses an issue for industrial vehicles as they transition to autonomous operation, as most industrial applications involve some combination of motion with uncontrolled lighting, high vibration, shadowing, low light, or solar glare. Despite the advances in LiDAR to offset these shortcomings, visual imaging remains desirable for scenarios such as characterization and differentiation of objects of interest. This talk discusses new perception systems for real-time, fast-motion, color optical imagery under the harshest environmental challenges: Single Photon Perception.

What the audience will learn

  • Reliable optical sensing technology for industrial vehicles that operate in harsh environments
  • Timelines and roadmaps of next generation optical imaging methods for harsh environments
  • Comparisons between LiDAR, Radar, and Optical Imagery for Industrial Vehicles

Data-Driven Development of Autonomy for Industrial & Off-Highway Vehicles

Jacob Perrin
Solutions Specialist - Autonomous Driving and Software Engineering
This presentation focuses on leveraging a data-driven development approach for automated and unmanned vehicles in construction, mining, agriculture, industrial, and off-highway sectors. It highlights the significance of utilizing vast amounts of data generated by these vehicles to enhance their design and development process. The talk specifically explores the data collection, ingestion, and selection process es and toolings used to enable successful development and validation towards deployment. Attendees will gain valuable insights into harnessing the power of data for successfully engineering tomorrow's advanced autonomous vehicles.

What the audience will learn

  • What is data-driven development and how can it be used in the off-highway context?
  • What are the typical steps of a data-driven development pipeline?
  • Which tools are used to enable data-driven development?

What if your machine could troubleshoot itself?

Tim Conklin
Business Development
Servicing electronic systems on heavy equipment has been a time-intensive process, requiring special hardware and software. Sometimes, just waiting for time at the dealer service center can take weeks. It is clear that a new approach is needed for mobile equipment. ifm has developed Inspector functionality which enables OEMs to build service functionality directly into the machine, to help get the machine back to work faster. This presentation will outline how we combined a suite of service tools to offer a troubleshooting approach which can be accessed locally or remotely for both service and engineering teams.

What the audience will learn

  • Rethink engineering to include service functionality during design phase
  • Differences between problems that can be solved remotely vs going to the shop
  • Standardize the level of service whether standing at the machine or sitting a desk
  • Case study outlining how an OEM deployed this

Off-Highway UX: Passing Automotive

Matthew Neigh
Director of Sales, IoT
Key topics including data privacy, configurability and personalization, safety in transitioning from physical gauges to all-digital displays, designing for a global audience with a global team and outsourcing to suppliers without losing control of design will be covered in this presentation. We’ll delve into the complexities of data privacy and what must be done to ensure compliance with regulations. We will discuss the importance of configurability and personalization, as well as safety considerations when transitioning to all-digital HMIs. We will discuss the challenges of designing for a global audience and with a global team, outsourcing HMIs and much more.

What the audience will learn

  • Dealing with data privacy
  • Configurability and personalization
  • From physical gauges to all digital displays – safety matters
  • Designing with a global team for a global audience
  • Outsourcing without losing control of your design

Construction Safety Amid Challenges: People Matter the Most.

Nigel Shaw
Managing Director
Prolec Ltd
This presentation explores the challenges and lessons learned in delivering a robust and reliable solution, whilst unlocking the full potential of onsite safety powered by engineering ‘without having to think’. With tangible examples of how to transition construction from basic safety to innovative software protecting machines and humans. Safeguarding Rail Operations with Movement Limiting Devices: Prolec were approached by Rail Freight Services (a major material handling logistics company) to customise and deliver a “virtual wall” movement limiting solution for the UK’s first Terex Fuchs RHL 360F material handlers. Machines now in active service providing productive and safe work near to open railway lines and under high-voltage cables, unloading material for UK HS2 at a Tarmac site – taking the correct steps to work ‘simply safer’.

What the audience will learn

  • How to protect operators from collisions with overhead hazards and limit machine movement.
  • How to save money by mitigating the risk of collisions with critical infrastructure, protecting profits.
  • How to reduce time with real-time height limiting, improving productivity by minimising machine downtime.

Real-Time Monitoring of Flow For Predictive Maintenance of Mobile Machinery

Martin Cuthbert
Managing Director
Monitoring temperature and pressure in a hydraulic system is relatively simple. However, many performance losses may still not be evident. Pumps and actuator performance can best be determined by monitoring their input or output flow. Until now there hasn’t been a simple fit-and-forget solution to monitoring hydraulic flow in the extreme environments seen by manned mobile & autonomous vehicles used in the earthmoving, mining, municipal vehicles, and handling industries. Webtec’s J1939 CAN compatible CTA flow monitor has been designed to address this need and can be connected to an in-cab HMI and/or connected to an IoT portal and monitored remotely.

What the audience will learn

  • • Rugged solution for flow and temperature monitoring of hydraulic pumps and actuators designed for on and off highway use
  • • Using hydraulic flow as early prediction of loss of machine efficiency
  • • Combining hydraulic flow, pressure and temperature monitoring to calculate total hydraulic power and total machine efficiency
  • • Easily connected to existing HMI or IoT gateway using native J1939 CAN BUS
  • • Enhance machine telematics to include hydraulic performance & offer a superior after-market service

Camera-based driver assistance systems for mobile machinery

Chuck Erml
Manager, Product Management
The goal of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is to protect lives by providing better visibility of hazardous areas around commercial vehicles and mobile machinery. Camera-based systems are designed to make mobile machine operators more successful by preventing property damage and automating mobile processes. The challenge in commercial vehicles is that there are many different types of commercial vehicles on the market with very different appearances. This leads to facing several challenges in the field of camera-based systems around machine learning. We present solutions to more flexible camera attachment positions and the resulting need for new training data for machine.

What the audience will learn

  • Use of AI-based neural networks for person detection.
  • Rugged digital camera technology for commercial vehicle applications.
  • Use cases for reverse and side assist systems in commercial vehicle applications.