Past Conferences

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2:30 pm-6:00 pm Conference Registration
4:00 pm-6:00 pm Pre-Conference Tutorial

Becky McDaniel, Purdue University: Understanding Issues in Roadway Infrastructure and WPT Integration
John Boys, University of Auckland: An Introduction to Wireless Power Transfer Systems

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6:15 pm-7:15 pm Welcome Reception

Monday, February 9, 2015

7:00 am-10:00 am Conference Registration
7:00 am-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am-8:25 am Welcome & Introduction
Regan Zane, USU
Message from Utah Governor Gary Herbert
8:25 am-10:15 am Plenary Session #1: Stationary Wireless Charging: An update from technology providers and Tier 1 suppliers

Commercially-viable stationary wireless charging is quickly becoming a reality as technology providers and Tier 1 suppliers improve the safety and performance of reference designs and pre- production systems, add new features and capabilities, move to higher powers, and work through issues related to vehicle and infrastructure integration. This session, consisting of presentations and a moderated discussion, will review the current state-of-the-art and probe remaining issues on such topics as emerging standards and interoperability.

Grzegorz Ombach, Qualcomm; Hunter Wu, WAVE; Randy Sumner, Delphi; Takahiko Murayama, IHI
Moderator: David Schatz, WiTricity;

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10:15 am-10:45 am Break with Tabletop Exhibits
10:45 am-11:45 am Session #2: Insights on Wireless Charging from Electric Grid, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE), and Public Infrastructure Stakeholders

If wireless charging is to find widespread adoption, unique issues, opportunities, and challenges related to integration of the technology with the electric grid and civil infrastructure must be addressed. This moderated and interactive panel session will explore topics including differences between plug-in and wireless EVSE infrastructure implementation and impacts on the grid.

Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment; Becky McDaniel, Purdue; John Halliwell, EPRI; Denis Naberezhnykh, FABRIC (EU);
Moderator: Kevin Womack, USDOT

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11:45 am-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm-2:00 pm Session #3: Observations from OEMs on standards, interoperability, regulatory compliance, and platform integration

OEMs are ultimately responsible for integrating wireless charging into specific vehicle platforms and bringing the technology to market. Rema ining challenges may have less to do with the underpinning technology and more to do with ancillary issues that must be addressed prior to product introduction. This panel session will consist of presentations and a moderated discussion with ample opportun ity for audience participation and engagement.

Dan Mikat, Toyota; Cliff Fietzek, BMW; Other OEMS TBA
Moderator: Mark Burdge, VIA Motors

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2:00 pm-3:30 pm Session #4: Results and lessons-learned from demonstrations and third party evaluations of after-market wireless power transfer systems

A number of organizations have demonstrated wireless charging solutions for both passenger vehicles and buses. This session will focus on results and practical implementation issues emerging from early deployments including discussions on methods for vehicle alignment, implementation of safety measures, grid and infrastructure interfaces, and the user experience.

Rebecca Hough, Evatran; Barney Carlson, INL; Mike Masquelier, WAVE; John Miles, Arup
Moderator: Jeff Edwards,EDC Utah

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3:30 pm-4:00 pm Break with Tabletop Exhibits
4:00 pm-5:30 pm Session #5: Dynamic Wireless Charging: A look into the future of wireless power transfer

Dynamic (or in-motion) EV charging has the unique potential to transform vehicle transportation as we know it today. This session, consisting primarily of presentations with some time set aside for audience Q&A, will explore recent research advances, first generation system architectures, results from initial demonstrations, and remaining challenges that must be overcome before dynamic wireless charging becomes commonplace.

Grant Covic, University of Auckland; Omer Onar,ORNL; Zeljko Pantic, USU; Denis Naberezhnykh, FABRIC (EU)
Moderator: Joachim Taiber, Clemson University

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view Omer Onar presentation
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6:00 pm-7:30 pm Reception with concurrent poster session

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

7:00 am-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
7:30 am-8:00 am Conference Registration
8:00 am–9:00 am Session #6: Novel approaches for transferring power to stationary and moving vehicles through conductive methods

In recent years, not only has wireless power transfer been an area of much research and development, but several novel conductive-based approaches to automate power transfer to both stationary and moving vehicles have also been developed and demonstrated. This session will consist of presentations on these systems and explore associated value propositions, issues, and opportunities.

Jean-Luc Hourtane, Alstom; Dennis Rodriguez, Siemens; Satyajit Patwardhan, Green Dot Charging Inc.
Moderator: Fred Silver, CALSTART

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9:00 am-10:15 am Session #7: Predicting the energy, environmental and economic impact of electric roadways: A review of recent techno economic analyses

While electrified transportation solutions promise economic and societal benefit, larger scale economic feasibility and environmental impact for much broader adoption is still in need of more comprehensive evaluation. This session will present studies and models that explore current and future realities, promising potential, and real-world challenges for technology advancements and adoption relative to economic and societal returns.

Jason Quinn, USU; Lijuan Wang, NREL; Evan Burton, NREL; Omer Onar, ORNL
Moderator: David Arthur, Volpe Center

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10:15 am-10:45 am Break with Tabletop Exhibits
10:45 am-11:45 am Session #8: The coming convergence of vehicle automation and roadway electrification: Insights and observations from researchers

The potential benefits of advanced technologies like automation, connected vehicles, and roadway electrification are significant; however, their implementation will certainly affect how operators interact with, trust, understand, or misuse those technologies. This sessi on will explore key automation technologies from a research perspective and discuss implications of their integration into current and future transportation components and systems.

Kevin Heaslip, Virginia Tech; Ryan Gerdes, USU; Chris Schwarz, U of Iowa - NADS
Moderator: Jeff Muhs, WiTricity

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11:45 am-12:00 pm Closing Remarks Jeff Muhs, WiTricity
1:00 pm-3:00 pm WAVE Bus Implementation Demo/Tour on University of Utah Campus

Please join WAVE for an on-site demonstration and tour of the WAVE wirelessly charged, full size electric bus now in service on the University of Utah campus just a short 25 minutes from Park City. See the implementation site and WPT infrastructure, get a ride on the WAVE bus, and discuss the milestones it has met with WAVE CEO Mike Masquelier. Call Kylie Downs, Conference Coordinator, with questions.

Mike Masquelier, WAVE