The first speakers have been announced for this June’s brand-new Sustainable Internal Combustion Engine Symposium (SICES), which will discuss and debate the future of gasoline, diesel and alternative-fuel IC engines. The event takes place in Stuttgart, Germany, 16-18 June, alongside Automotive Testing Expo and the Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo.
First speakers include Paul Freeland, principal engineer, Cosworth Limited, who will present a paper titled ‘Electrification offers strong advantages for many but falls a long way short of fulfilling all of society’s mobility requirements‘; Dr Phil Roberts, principal engineer Horiba MIRA Ltd, who will present ‘RDE Plus – a road to rig development methodology for whole-vehicle RDE compliance‘; and Thomas Körfer, group vice president – diesel powertrains business unit, FEV Group, who will present ‘Pathways for next-generation diesel engines toward beneficial participation in sustainable mobility and transportation‘.
Professor Sam Akehurst at the University of Bath’s Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems will present ‘Opportunities and technologies for IC engines in a net-zero CO2 and zero-emissions future‘; while Simon Williams, real driving emissions operations leader at Mahle Powertrain Ltd will present ‘Powertrain development methods for Euro 7‘.
In total, the symposium is expected to host over 100 expert speakers – each sourced by the publishers of Engine + Powertrain Technology International magazine – who will present future concepts and technologies for the IC engine. Delegates can expect to meet senior engineers and futurists from the world’s car manufacturers, as well as Tier 1 companies and international research institutes. Pioneering startups, market analysts, legislators and emission-standard key decision makers will also feature across a series of panel discussions designed to foster debate and encourage knowledge sharing.