CAR Management Briefing Seminars

The Impacts of ACES on Vehicle Design, Materials, and Manufacturing

Monday, July 30, 2:50 – 4:15 PM


Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) vehicle technologies are compelling automotive engineers to reevaluate vehicle design, materials, and manufacturing technologies. Increased duty-cycles, emphasis on interiors, battery and sensor protection, and the changing customer perception over vehicle performance will change fundamental engineering requirements giving way to new materials and manufacturing technologies. As the vehicles lifecycle decreases, full recyclability and life-cycle-assessment will become critical. The timing of deployment and pace of technology introduction are affecting how new products are developed and by whom.


Dr. Detlef Juerss
Vice President Engineering & Chief Technology Officer, Adient
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Dr. RJ Scaringe
Founder & CEO, Rivian
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Ian Simmons
Vice President, Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D, Magna International
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Shashank Modi
Research Engineer – Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technology Group, Center for Automotive Research