Archive: CAR Management Briefing Seminars 2012 • August 6–9, 2012

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Advanced Powertrain Forum

Tuesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Although media and political focus has been on vehicle electrification, manufacturers continue to develop a broad portfolio of powertrain technologies. It is becoming apparent that vehicle manufacturers will need to use this breadth of technologies to address the greenhouse gas/fuel efficiency challenge.  Advanced internal combustion engines, alternative fuels, vehicle electrification and even fuel cells are likely to play a role in the coming years.

The 2012 Advanced Powertrain Forum will bring together leaders from vehicle manufacturers and powertrain technology suppliers to address rapidly evolving powertrain technology and strategy. This year’s panelists are leading the powertrain research and making the decisions on product planning for the vehicle manufacturers. The discussion will focus on technology options and strategic choices necessary to meet consumer expectations, while achieving federal- and state-mandated GHG and fuel economy targets.


Brett Smith, Co-Director, MET and Co-Director Conference

Manufacturing, Engineering & Technology


Bob Lee, Vice President and Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering

Chrysler Group LLC

Joseph Bakaj, Vice President, Powertrain Engineering

Ford Motor Company

Oliver Schmidt, General Manager of the Engineering and Environmental Office

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Presentation Files: schmidt_oliver.pdf

Gary Smyth, Ph.D., Executive Director, North American Science Labs, GM Global Research and Development.

General Motors Company

Presentation Files: smyth_gary.pdf

Gary Rogers, President and Chief Executive Officer

FEV, Inc.

Presentation Files: rogers_gary.pdf

Justin Ward, Advanced Powertrain Program Manager, Advanced Technology Vehicles

Toyota Technical Center