International VDI Conference - EUROTYRE
Be there when international experts and tyre industry professionals meet in Brussels on September 25 and 26, 2018 at the international VDI EUROTYRE Conference to discover and discuss the latest trends and future developments in the tyre industry. The conference brings together leading technical experts from tyre and automotive OEMs with leading suppliers, research institutes, public administration and regulatory agencies.
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Impact of tire characteristics on vehicle efficiency and performance
Author: Luigi Orofino from Fiat
Get on the right track
The world of mobility is undergoing unprecedented change at the moment. From connectivity, automation and alternative modes of transportation to new mobility services, the sector is in a period of upheaval. Thriving for sustainability and lower emissions the legislators are essentially impacting this ecosystem. Keeping pace with these developments is imperative for OEMs, tyre manufacturers and suppliers if they are to position their business successfully for the future.
The 3rd international VDI EUROTYRE Conference will offer a platform for technical experts from tyre and automotive OEMs, leading suppliers and research institutes, public administration and regulatory agencies to discuss how regulation and consumer demands will influence tyres and mobility in the future.
This conference was developed by senior representatives from leading European vehicle and tyre companies, which makes the presentations all the more relevant to professionals in the sector and essential for all those who want to be on the right track for the future of tyre Technology.
Topics of the "EUROTYRE 2018" Conference
You will be able to meet experts from companies such as Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Audi, Ford and many others to discuss the following topics:
- EU Legislation scenarios and its Effects upon the Tyre Industry
- Future Mobility Trends: Electro Mobility, autonomous Driving, Fleets and Car Sharingand their Impact on Tyres
Sensors and Connectivity for Passenger and Commercial Vehicles
- Emissions and Safety
- Circular Economy and the Environment
Program of the Conference
Registration & welcome coffee
Chair’s welcome and opening address
I. Future Mobility
Future Mobility – Existing Trends and Innovation impacting the Automotive and Tyre Industy
Dr. Tom Voege, Policy Analyst, International Transport Forum, OECD, France
OEM Perspective on Future Mobility and new Challanges for Tyre Development
Sebastiaan van Putten, Development Engineer - Architect Suspension Characteristics, AUDI AG, Germany
The Revision of the EU Tyre Labelling Scheme
Juan Moreno Acedo, Policy officer, Unit C.3 - Energy Efficiency, Directorate-General for Energy, European Commission, Belgium
Panel Discussion: Autonomous Driving and Electric Vehicles and their Impact on Tyres
Moderator: David Shaw, CEO, Tire Industry Research, United Kingdom
Objective Road Classification using LiDAR – Ford Use Case
Kris De Meester, Vice President Business Development, XENOMATIX, Belgium
Commercial Fleet Management – A Fleet Perspective on Tyres
Speaker to be confirmed
II. Innovative Tyre Technology Session
Hear about latest tyre technologies in several short presentations and discuss the presented technologies in a a subsequent Round Table Poster Session with the speakers. As example, the following topics will be included:
Networking & coffee break
III. Start-up Session
Get in touch with interesting start-ups! You are interested in a new industry collaboration? You are looking for innovative technologies and solutions? Then join our interactive start-up session. Listen to carefully selected start-ups presenting their ideas in a few minutes. Select the start-up you want to meet and discuss your questions with them directly in a subsequent Round Table Session. Network, have coffee and brainstorm about new ideas!
End of conference day one
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
IV. Connected Tyres
Monitoring the Wheels’ Functions and their Environment
Jörg Sturmhoebel, M&S Vehicle Onboard Analytics, Legislations, Nira Dynamics, Sweden
ETRTO Tire Identification Solution and Progress Update
Claire Fioretti, Head of Standards & Regulations for connected mobility, MICHELIN, France
Networking & coffee break
V. Emissions and Safety
Labelling Road Surfaces - Experiences from the Netherlands
Prof. Dr. Dik Schipper, Faculty of Engineering Technology,University of Twente, the Netherlands
Safety on wet Road: The Two Tire Mechanisms
Violaine Todoroff Ph.D., Research Engineer, co-author: Frederic Biesse, Tire Performance Analysis Expert, both: Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques MICHELIN, France
Tyres Rolling Resistance and Future Saving Potential
Stephen Stumpf, Project Engineer, Tyre Development and Predevelopment, Pirelli Deutschland GmbH, Germany
VI. Sustainability and the Circular Economy
Innovative Tire Technology to support a Sustainable Environment
Emilio Tibero, Vice President R&D Bridgestone EMEA, Bridgestone Europe NV/SA Italian Branch, Italy
Advancing Sustainability in Materials associated with Tyre Making and Use - Update on TIP’s Work Program
Anne-Cecile Remont, Managing Director, Tire Industry Project (TIP), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Switzerland
Outlook on Global Market
Robert Simmons, Director Tyre and Rubber Research, LMC, United Kingdom
Conference chair’s closing remarks
End of Conference
Who is this conference for?
The international VDI EUROTYRE conference is ideal for managers and technical experts from tyre manufacturers, automotive OEMs, suppliers of tyre materials, technical research as well as public administration and regulation agencies. It is also of interest to experts working in the fields of tyre design, materials, testing and tyre certification.
Embrace the future of mobility
Do you want to get together and discuss future trends with leading experts from OEMs, tyre manufacturers and suppliers? Are you interested in changes in mobility and consumer demands? Do you want to find out about how new technologies, such as e-mobility, autonomous driving and connectivity will influence tyres and regulation? Then book your space at the international VDI EUROTYRE conference now.
Dr. Keizo Akutagawa Bridgestone Corporation Tire Materials Development / Tokyo
Dipl.-Ing. (FH), Dipl. Wirtsch. Ing. (FH), SFI Norbert Allgäuer-Wiederhold Pirelli Deutschland GmbH / München
David Anckaert Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany GmbH / Hanau
Arne Heyden Ford-Werke GmbH / Köln
Dipl.-Ing. Gerd Lindemann Michelin Reifenwerke AG & Co KGaA / Karlsruhe
Frank Lueckgen Arlanxeo Switzerland S.A. / Granges-Paccot
Bill Parsons Jaguar Land Rover Limited / Coventry
Ralf Schweizer Audi AG / Ingolstadt
David Shaw Tire Industry Research / Wallington, Surrey
Dr. Marco Spinetto Pirelli Tyre SpA / Milano
Dipl.-Ing. Edwin van Stad Bridgestone EMEA GmbH / Bad Homburg
Dr. Andreas Topp Continental AG / Hannover
Henk Tuyl Goodyear Dunlop Tires Operations SA EMEA / Colmar-Berg
Dr. Kurt Uihlein Cordenka GmbH & Co. KG / Obernburg
Maarten van der Made VMI Holland BV / Epe
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