The new conference hosted by AspenCore is sure to prove its importance to the car industry and technology suppliers. EE Times, Power Electronics News, and EDN are supporting the roadmap to Next Gen EV & AV Virtual Conference & Expo slated for March 23-25, 2021. The automotive industry is out of races in vehicle electrification and vehicle automation. Cars are required to discover and classify objects as well as track and predict where and how these objects will move next. To enable electric cars to charge faster and drive further, automotive power electronics designers need wide bandgap semiconductor materials (GaN and SiC) and a new powertrain architecture that can meet EV efficiency and energy density requirements. To obtain maximum independence from battery capacity, the entire power transmission chain must reach maximum efficiency. The batteries must have a very high energy storage density. The greater computing power will allow auto OEMs to differentiate their cars, but it will also directly affect their mileage. In-vehicle energy management is becoming increasingly important. The autonomy of an electric vehicle directly reflects the efficiency of its powertrain system. In addition, critical infrastructures, such as robust express charging systems, are likewise required to comply with strictly defined size and efficiency limits. The roadmap to the Next Generation Electric Vehicle and Vehicle Conference will provide vehicle designers to help develop advanced, energy-efficient electric vehicles with automated features. Keynote speeches, commissions and lectures will highlight the pitfalls and challenges of new car designs and suggest strategies and solutions for automotive designers. Agenda Registration for the virtual event is now open. Click here to view the program. Keynote speakers are: Anna Villamor, Technology and Market Analyst at Yole Développement Alex Q. Huang, Professor at The University of Texas, Austin Anoop Bhalla, Vice President of Engineering at UnitedSiC Phil Koopman, Co-founder of Edge Case Research and Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Phil Magney, Founder of VSI Labs Egil Juliussen, Automotive Industry Analyst Evo Marocco, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Texas Instruments Colin Barnden, Principal Analyst at Semicast Research Panel Discussion: How will broadband semiconductors move EVs forward? Panel discussion with experts from research and industry, led by EE Times Editor Maurizio de Paolo EmilioEVs and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs) looking for efficient energy conversion solutions. It includes several stages of generating force. Wide band gap semiconductors such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride provide superior performance over silicon: higher efficiency and switching frequency, higher operating temperature, and higher operating voltage. Panel discussion: Where is the line between AVs and ADAS? Panel discussion with experts from research and industry, moderated by EE Times Editor Junko Yoshida, This session addresses one of the toughest questions about AVs and ADAS. We ask panelists: Are assistive compounds placed at the end of ADAS’s evolutionary path? What separates utility vehicles from ADAS – legally, socially, economically and technically? Sensor and processor requirements for AV and ADAS devices: How far apart are they? Are OEMs looking for a single platform where their ADAS system can evolve into an AV, or two separate platforms? Panel discussion: Discussing EV DesignPanel’s powertrain technologies with experts from research and industry, moderated by EE Times Editor Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio, the electric vehicle revolution is accelerating the trend towards a more sustainable future. The keys to performance in electric vehicle design are the battery and propulsion system. Design parameters include power level, conversion efficiency, operating temperature in a vehicle’s powertrain system, thermal energy dissipation capacity, and system package. Panel discussion: Discussing a driver dashboard with experts from research and industry, moderated by EE Times editor Junko Yoshida, the automotive industry researches new technologies to monitor the condition of the driver and passengers inside a vehicle. As they introduce more automated features into their cars, automakers see it imperative to discover the driver’s attention and attentiveness to the driving task. The panel will explore the latest DMS technology – DMS requirements for sensors and processors, various ways to implement DMS algorithms (pros and cons) inside a vehicle, and what exactly OEMs and Tier Ones are looking for in a DMS. .