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Masterclasses

All your questions will be answered at our interactive optional Masterclasses, intended for audience participation and discussion - effectively interactive consultancy sessions, providing impartial analysis and comment.

The expert-led Masterclasses will provide you with in depth knowledge of the subject and attendees will have the opportunity to take away printed copies of presentations. These sessions will ensure you get the most from the conference.

Company tours will be arranged for Masterclasss attendees to nearby facilities where you will have the opportunity to see Electric Vehicles in action.

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March 26, 2012
Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am
Morning: 9:00am - 12:15pm

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Electric Vehicle Needs, Markets, Solutions - land, sea and air
Coffee: 10:15am - 10:30am
  Lunch: 12:15pm - 12:45pm
  Tours: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
morning
Registration: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Afternoon: 2:15pm - 5:30pm

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Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technologies
Coffee: 3:45pm - 4:00pm
morning
 
March 29, 2012
Registration: 8:30am - 9:00am
Morning: 9:00am - 12:15pm
Coffee: 10:15am - 10:30am
  Lunch: 12:15pm - 12:45pm
  Tours: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
morning
Registration: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Afternoon: 2:15pm - 5:30pm

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Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors for Electric Vehicles
Coffee: 3:45pm - 4:00pm
 
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March 26 | Morning
Electric Vehicle Needs, Markets, Solutions - land, sea & air

Leader

Dr Peter Harrop
Chairman
IDTechEx Ltd

Speakers

Geoff Boyd, Managing Director, Coleridge Design Associates - The Magnet-Less Voice Coil Actuator: Extending the performance gains to rotation motors

This non technical Masterclass explains why people and organisations buy electric vehicles EVs for land, sea and air and how the technology is modernising more and more vehicles, creating new EV markets. It looks at the markets by continent and by applicational type, showing how preferences hugely differ across the world. Which government support works and which does not? Learn how the greying of the population "the demographic time bomb" affects several of the markets. Hear of the radically new concepts such as flying submarines and autonomous underwater robots with their own decision making are now a realistic possibility. Which sectors are highly competitive and oversupplied and which niches look promising. Who makes a profit and why? Learn what vehicles that are needed over the coming decade. We even give an opinion about winning and losing vehicle and component manufacturers and their strategies.

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March 26 | Afternoon
Introduction to Electric Vehicle Technologies

Leader

Dr Peter Harrop
Chairman
IDTechEx Ltd

Speakers

Pascal Chretien, Engineer, SYNPER 3 - Technology in Action: Developing hybrid helicopters

 

A basic understanding of science and engineering is helpful to benefit fully from this technical Masterclass. It explains the types of hybrid electric vehicle and the types of pure electric vehicle with pros and cons and explains how they are converging in specification and what that means for batteries and other components such as ultracapacitors and supercabatteries. We look at other key components and the problems and opportunities posed by the way they behave. See how disruptive technologies are going to challenge the legacy thinking that a battery has to be a bulky lump of material with water cooling, because that shape overheats. See how the one big motor is also migrating to electric corner units and even in-wheel motors. Learn why circuit boards loaded with components will be replaced by printed electronics and electrics, including printed lighting and displays and fabric electronics. Question the legacy thinking that a hybrid has to have a conventional gasoline engine when monoblock custom mini ICE engines are leading to monoblock microturbines and learn the pros and cons. There will be a brief coverage of battery choices emerging and charging infrastructure from solar powered recharging stations to in-road inductive power transfer, electric cars becoming part of the super grid and other aspects. Biomimetics - copying nature - tells us to have solar panels opening like origami and the battery should be laminated over the whole vehicle - let us do some brainstorming together!

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March 29 | Morning
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure and Smart Grid

Leader

Dr Peter Harrop
Chairman
IDTechEx Ltd

Leader Dr Peter Harrop author of the new IDTechEx report "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure 2011-2021" This session is moderately technical. It covers the global progress with charging standards and installations of charging infrastructure. Solar powered charging stations, inductive charging - resonant and non-resonant - and other energy harvesting and power storage for charging stations are covered as well as battery swapping. The main focus is charging for cars which is by far the biggest market by value. However, charging other vehicles for land, water and air is also covered. Many of these niche markets are less competitive and more profitable for participants with the necessary specialist knowledge. Which wins - ac or dc charging? Slow, moderate or fast charging? Home charging or on the journey? Which companies are in the lead? Will the planned smart grid really take electricity from your car as well as charge it at optimal times and rates? The Masterclass has the answers.

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March 29 | Afternoon
Energy Harvesting and Wireless Sensors for Electric Vehicles

Dr Harry Zervos
Technology Analyst
IDTechEx Ltd

Electric vehicles need to be more efficient and self sufficient. Harvesting heat, light, ultra violet, infra red and motion and turning them into electricity are part of this - even using that electricity to make hydrogen to power a traction fuel cell. This Masterclass gives technical explanations and predictions, right down to the options for flexible photovoltaics including transparent versions. Then there are the pros and cons of piezoelectric, magnetostrictive, electrodynamic, thermoelectric and other harvesting including in automotive MEMS. Eliminating wiring will be beneficial and wireless sensors and actuators will be part of this with local energy harvesting to give long life and cost saving. The ultimate wireless sensors form mesh networks like the internet that are self organising and self healing. However, having many nodes act as both tag and interrogator calls for quite a lot of electricity. How is harvesting getting better and electronics becoming more frugal in electricity consumption? What is becoming possible? This conference deals with these technical questions and any allied issues raised by the attendees.

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