Eco-Mobility 2018

Eco-Mobility 2018

The 13th A3PS Conference Eco Mobility 2018 took place on 12 and 13 November 2018 in Vienna.
This year's motto was:
Future Propulsion Systems: different regions – different strategies – different solutions.

A big "thank you" to all participants and guests and - of course - to all speakers and exhibitors who contributed to the success of the Eco Mobility 2018.


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    over 100 participants on two conference days
    5 international keynotes from politics, industry and R&D institutions
    from different world regions: China, USA, Brazil and Europe

    16 specialist presentations in 4 sessions:
    Battery Electric Vehicles
    Combustion Engines and Fuels
    Fuel Cell Vehicles and Hydrogen
    Automated Driving

    plenary discussion with keynote speakers
    exhibition of vehicles, components and posters
    networking, Social Evening with live band and wine tasting event











    The conference provided an overview of

    • strategies, activities and expected solutions for sustainable mobility systems in face of growing demand for transport in different regions of the world,

    • on-going developments and research activities in the field of innovative propulsion systems. 

    Following the opening by the BMVIT (Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) and keynotes from China, the U.S., South America and Europe invited guests and member institutions of the A3PS presented research activities and results.
    For details please refer to the conference programme (download pdf) and to the presentation slides (see below).


    Excerpt from the closing remarks by Wolfgang Kriegler, CEO and Chair of the Board of A3PS:

    "Welcome Address. The conference started with the Welcome Address from Dr. Dorda, BMVIT, giving an overview of the Austrian funding situation and actual research calls.

    The keynote speakers discussed strategies and solutions of different regions: China, Europe, South and North America. Prof. Zhang gave insight on targets of the Chinese government, for instance remarkable 80 million charging stations. Prof. Zhang, Gereon Meyer and Ann Schlenker shared similar targets, however, South America is heading in a different direction – rich in resources but still occupied in pioneering, offering not much space for alternative propulsion systems.

    The common targets of the U.S., the EU and China are:

    • introduction of electrification for carbon neutral or even carbon free mobility
    • reduction of dependency from fossil fuels
    • introduction of new energy carriers: hydrogen (H2), e-fuels and ammonia (NH3)
    • a total system approach becoming more and more important - leading to integrated mobility solutions for smart cities

    Finally, Jörg Wind, Daimler, presented an almost 100% electric future (BEV & FCEV) and showed a wide range of Daimler vehicles, which will be introduced to the market soon.

    Technical Session “Battery Electric Vehicles”. In the first session the audience learned about strategies how to improve batteries in terms of performance and sustainability, about the effects of e-mobility on the energy system and how to adopt the “Paris Life Style” (Gerfried Jungmeier: the life style necessary to reach the Paris climate goals). Horst Mooshandl showed how green the yellow Austrian Post AG is.

    Technical Session “Combustion Engines & Fuels”. Different approaches to increase efficiency were presented: collecting the last possible percentages in efficiency is a worthwhile activity because internal combustion engines in heavy duty application will stay on our roads for longer.

    Technical Session “Fuel Cell Vehicles & Hydrogen”. In this session the ambitious goal of H2Mobility to install up to 400 H2-filling stations in Germany was presented. Furthermore the audience learned about the most reasonable and cost efficient applications for fuel cells in vehicles in a contribution from HyCentA.

    Technical Session “Automated Driving”. Dr. Paulweber enthusiastically talked about the importance and challenges of virtual validation. Finally automated driving activities and projects in Austria were presented, such as the new test regions Alp.LAB and DigiTrans as well as “Connecting Austria”. TTTech reported about a sophisticated software platform ensuring nothing less than cyber security for automated driving.

    Given the size of our country we can be proud of the magnitude of activities performed in Austria by the research departments of the industrial members and academic partners."

    Day 1

    2018/11/12 Keynote Session 1

    China's strategy towards a sustainable mobility

    European Roadmaps and Strategies for Future Mobility

    Gereon Meyer

    The future of transport systems: approaches in South America

    Marcelo A. L. Alves

    2018/11/12 Session BEV

    Battery Cell Innovation – From test tube to industrial production

    Towards Green Batteries - LCA of Automotive Battery Systems

    Gerfried Jungmeier

    Designing and demonstrating an electric road system for efficient and sustainable road freight

    Gerrit Stumpe

    E-Mobility at Austrian Post AG – experiences and insights

    Horst Mooshandel
    Horst Mooshandel // Österreichische Post AG

    Effects of future e-mobility applications on the energy supply system

    Thomas Kienberger

    2018/11/12 Session ICE

    Future of Diesel: Lower Emission - Lower Fuel Consumption - Realized with affordable Technology

    Andreas Kufferath
    Andreas Kufferath // Robert Bosch GmbH

    Application of Electric Water Pumps on a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine

    Christina Granitz
    Christina Granitz // TU Graz /IVT

    The potential role of electrofuels in a decarbonizing energy sector - learnings from the IEA Workshop on 9 Sept 2018

    Oliver Kröcher

    eMPROVE: dedicated hybrid transmission for high-volume production

    Henrik Dhejne
    Henrik Dhejne // AVL LIST GmbH
    Day 2

    2018/11/13 Keynote Session 2

    Efficiency Matters for Mobility: Future propulsion and transport systems – a U.S. perspective

    Ann Schlenker

    Daimler's perspective on alternative propulsion systems and the new GCL F-CELL

    Jörg Wind
    Jörg Wind // Daimler AG

    2018/11/13 Session FCV

    H2 MOBILITY Deutschland - Building a country wide hydrogen refueling infrastructure

    Nikolas Iwan

    PEM Fuel Cell Powertrain – which application makes sense – a study

    Falko Berg
    Falko Berg // AVL LIST GmbH

    Fuel Cells in Individual and Heavy-Duty Mobility – Potential and Examples

    Patrick Pertl

    Validation Process for Automated Driving

    Michael Paulweber
    Michael Paulweber // AVL LIST GmbH

    2018/11/13 Session ADAS

    Traffic and energy efficiency of platooning: "Connecting Austria" - Austrian lead project for automated driving

    Andreas Kuhn
    Andreas Kuhn // ANDATA

    Future Mobility Approaches and Required Developments for On-board Networks and ADAS Computers

    Andreas Eckel

    Overview about Activities regarding Automated and Connected Driving in Austria

    Daniel Watzenig