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Assessment of Technologies for Improving Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles – Phase 2


Project Scope:

The committee formed to carry out this study will continue the work of the National Research Council for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the assessment of technologies and programs for improving the fuel economy of light-duty vehicles. While the committee will need to consider the development and deployment of fuel economy technologies up to 2019, it is tasked with providing updated estimates of the cost, potential efficiency improvements, and barriers to commercial deployment of technologies that might be employed from 2020 to 2030. It will reassess the technologies analyzed in NRC reports, Impact and Effectiveness of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards (2002) and Assessment Fuel Economy Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy (2011). It will reflect developments since these reports were issued and investigate any new technologies that may become important by 2030. The committee will also examine and make recommendations for improvements to the CAFE program. In particular, the committee shall:

1. Broadly assess the methodologies and programs used to develop standards for passenger cars and light trucks under current and proposed CAFE programs and make recommendations for future programs, including recommendations concerning the attributes used for the standards, the structure of the program necessary with the introduction of alternative technology vehicles, and the assumptions and methods used in analysis of proposed regulatory activities.

2. Examine the potential for reducing mass by up to 20%, including: technologies such as materials substitution; downsizing of existing vehicle design, systems or components; and the use of new vehicle, structural, system or component designs or other mass substitution/weight reduction categories. The committee shall consider the implications of such weight reductions on vehicle safety.

3. Examine other vehicle technologies, including aerodynamic drag reduction, improved efficiency of accessories such as alternators and air conditioners, and conversion of engine-driven equipment to electricity (e.g. power steering, fans, and water pumps).

4. Examine electric powertrain technologies, including the capabilities of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles. The committee shall include an examination of the cost, performance, range, durability (including performance degradation over time) and safety issues related to lithium ion and other possible advanced energy storage technologies that are necessary to enable plug-in and full function electric vehicles.

5. Examine advanced gasoline and diesel engine technologies that will increase fuel economy. Advanced gasoline technologies to be examined include the high Brake Mean Effective Pressure (BMEP) and Homogeneous-Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines. For diesel engines, include the capabilities of emissions control systems on advanced diesel engines to meet current and possible future criteria pollutant emissions standards, impacts on fuel consumption of emissions control systems, and the fuel characteristics needed to enable low emissions diesel technologies. For all these engines, the committee shall consider their ability to meet load demands; cost; the need for after-treatment; and market acceptability of those engines.

6. Assess the assumptions, concepts, and methods used in estimating the costs of fuel economy improvements. In particular, consider the degree to which time-based cost learning for well-developed existing technologies and/or volume-based cost learning for newer technologies should apply, what the time or volume basis should be, and whether other methods of applying cost learning are practical. Also, examine the differences between Retail Price Equivalent (RPE) and Indirect Cost Multipliers (ICM), determine appropriate values for each, and recommend which method is preferable to use for estimating indirect costs of technologies.

7. Provide an analysis of how fuel economy technologies may be practically integrated into automotive manufacturing processes and how such technologies are likely to be applied in response to requirements for improving fuel economy. Include an analysis of how technology implementation is likely to impact capital equipment and engineering, research and development (ER&D) costs, and at what rate such technologies might be implemented to meet increases in fuel economy standards.

8. Examine the costs and benefits in vehicle value that could accompany the introduction of advanced vehicle technologies. Consider the total cost of operation of these vehicles by examining potential cost impacts on fuel, maintenance, insurance, registration fees, and other factors. In addition, assess the impact on consumers of factors that may change how they use their vehicles, such as reduction of driving range and loss of utility.

9. Examine test procedures and calculations used to determine fuel economy values for purposes of determining compliance with CAFE standards, identifying potential changes to make those procedures and calculations more relevant to and neutral in their treatment of technologies considered by the committee. In considering test procedures, the committee should examine the fuel saving potential for technologies such as adaptive cruise control, real-time traffic alerts, tire pressure sensors, and real-time fuel economy information. This analysis shall evaluate the possibility of incorporating the savings produced by such technologies within CAFE test procedures.

10. To the extent possible, the committee will address uncertainties and perform sensitivity analyses of its cost estimates and provide guidance to NHTSA on improving its uncertainty analyses given the relatively long time frame for these future estimates.

11. Write a final report documenting its conclusions and recommendations.

Status: Completed

PIN: DEPS-BEES-11-02

Project Duration (months): 42 month(s)

RSO: Holmes, John

Topic(s):

Energy and Energy Conservation
Engineering and Technology
Transportation and Infrastructure
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/19/2012

Jared L. Cohon - (Chair)
Carnegie Mellon University

Jared L. Cohon (NAE), Ph.D. is University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University (served as President from 1997 to 2013). He will be the director of the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon effective July 1, 2014. He is the Chair of the Board of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development, and serves on the boards of the Heinz Endowments, Carnegie Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Lexmark and Unisys. Dr. Cohon has more than 25 years of technology, research, policy and management experience. Dr. Cohon was also appointed Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor of Engineering and Public Policy. He was a Professor of Geography and Environmental Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where he also served as Vice Provost for Research from 1986 to 1992, Associate Dean of Engineering from 1983 to 1986, and Assistant Dean of Engineering from 1981 to 1983. Dr. Cohon began his teaching career at Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Assistant, Associate, and full Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering. Following his tenure at Johns Hopkins, he became Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Professor of Environmental Systems Analysis at Yale University. Dr. Cohon also served as Legislative Assistant for Energy and Environment on the staff of U.S. Senator Moynihan from 1977 to 1978. He has been a Director of American Standard Companies Inc. since October 1999. Dr. Cohon has been a Director of Mellon Financial Corp. since 1998 and also serves as a Member of the Audit Committee, Corporate Governance, and Nominating Committee. He has been a Director of Freemarkets Inc. since July 21, 2003 and is a Director Emeritus of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. President George W. Bush appointed him in 2002 to serve on his Homeland Security Advisory Council. In January 1995, Dr. Cohon was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. In 1997, he assumed the role of Chairman of the Board, a position he held until 2002. Dr. Cohon is a national authority on environmental and water resource systems analysis and is the author, co-author or editor of more than 80 professional publications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Khalil Amine
Argonne National Laboratory

Khalil Amine is Senior Scientist and Manager of the Battery Technology Department within Argonne’s Chemical Engineering Division. He received both the Electrochemical Society Battery Technology Award and International Battery Association Award in 2010 for his advanced research on cathode materials for safe, long-lasting lithium ion batteries. Dr. Amine founded the annual International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automotive Applications (ABAA) and chaired the inaugural meeting in 2008 in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Bordeaux, France, in 1989 and has studied various aspects of new materials for next-generation batteries throughout his career. Before joining Argonne in 1998, Amine led a number of advanced R&D projects at the Japan Storage Battery Company, now a subsidiary of GS-Yuasa. Prior to his private sector service, he oversaw research projects in the public sector during his tenure at the Osaka National Research Institute and Kyoto University. He was the most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology from 1998-2008 and has written the largest number of papers in the world on battery related topics from 2000 to 2011.
Chris Baillie
GE Aviation Engines

Chris Baillie is currently the Supervisor of Transmission and Driveline Design at FEV, an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry. Mr. Baillie has extensive experience in light duty vehicle transmission and hybrid powertrain design. He previously worked at GE Aviation as a lead engineer for gearboxes on turbine engines. He has served as lead design engineer and program manager for two parallel electric hybrid transmissions, four AMTs, a CVT, and two series hybrid powertrains. He has also has experience with the design of DCTs, automatics and two-mode transmissions. He served as a consultant for the National Research Council’s Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy. Chris Baillie has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Boston University.

Jay Baron
Center for Automotive Research

Jay Baron is President and Director of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He is also the director of CAR’s Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Group. Dr. Baron’s recent research has focused on developing new methods for the analysis and validation of sheet metal processes including die making, tool and die tryout, and sheet metal assembly processes. He also developed functional build procedures that result in lower tooling costs and shorter development lead times, while improving quality—particularly with sheet metal assemblies. He also has been researching new technologies in the auto industry, including looking at body shop design and flexibility and evaluating the manufacturing capability of evolving technologies. He recently completed investigations on the state-of-the-art of tailor welded blank technologies, economics of weld-bond adhesives, and the analysis of car door quality and construction methods. Prior to becoming the director of Manufacturing Systems at CAR and subsequently president, Dr. Baron was the manager of Manufacturing Systems at the Office for the Study of Automotive Transportation at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. He also worked for Volkswagen of America in quality assurance and as staff engineer and project manager at the Industrial Technology Institute in Ann Arbor and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Center for Manufacturing Productivity in Troy, New York. Dr. Baron holds a Ph.D. and a master's degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy.
R. Stephen Berry
The University of Chicago

R. Stephen Berry (NAS) is the James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Chicago and holds appointments in the College, the James Franck Institute, and the Department of Chemistry. He has also held an appointment in the School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago and has worked on a variety of subjects ranging from strictly scientific matters to a variety of topics in policy. He spent 1994 at the Freie Universität Berlin as an awardee of the Humboldt Prize. In 1983 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. His experimental research includes studies of negative ions, chemical reactions, detection of transient molecular species, photoionization, and other laser-matter interactions. Other research has involved interweaving thermodynamics with economics and resource policy, including efficient use of energy. Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Berry has worked on issues of science and the law, and with management of scientific data, activities that have brought him into the arena of electronic media for scientific information and issues of intellectual property in that context. Dr. Berry is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and has served on a number of National Research Council committees, including current service on the Committee on Review of the U.S. DRIVE Research Program, Phase 4. He attended Harvard University, where he received an A.B. and an A.M. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry.
L. C. Brinson
Northwestern University

L. Catherine Brinson is currently the Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering at Northwestern University and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department with a secondary appointment in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. After receiving her Ph.D. in 1990 from Caltech, Dr. Brinson performed postdoctoral studies in Germany at the DLR and since 1992 she has been on the faculty at Northwestern University. Her primary research focus is on the modeling and characterization of advanced material systems, including polymers, nanocomposites and intelligent materials. Current research investigations involve characterization of nanoparticle reinforced polymers, the phase transformation response of shape memory alloys, nano and microscale response of bone, and investigation of microstructure effects on properties of microporous materials for bioengineering, where investigations span the range of molecular interactions, micromechanics and macroscale behavior. Dr. Brinson has received a number of awards, including a 2006 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the 2003 ASME Special Achievement Award for Young Investigators, and an NSF CAREER Award; she is a Fellow of the Society of Engineering Science and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering; she served as a member of the Defense Science Study Group (1998-99); and she just completed 2 terms on the National Materials Advisory Board of the National Academies. She has served as a member of three NRC committees and chaired the Committee on Benchmarking the Technology and Application of Lightweighting. She has given many invited technical lectures on her research and has authored one book and 100 refereed journal publications. She is a member of several professional societies and served 5 years on the Society of Engineering Science Board of Directors, including one year as President of the society. She has also been an Associate Editor of the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures and the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology.
Matthew Fronk
Matt Fronk & Associates, LLC

Matt Fronk is President of Matt Fronk & Associates, LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience leading both research and product development teams in advanced technology, fuel cells and energy storage. He spent 20 years leading General Motors’ Fuel Cell Research and Development program in Honeoye Falls, New York (Monroe County). During his tenure at GM, development of these electrochemical devices advanced from lab-scale 50cm2 cells to 100 operating vehicles -- the largest of any OEM auto company. This involved advancement from research into product development and then execution for a large fleet build up. Matt also has extensive global supplier community experience. After GM, Matt served as Director of the Center for Sustainable Mobility at Rochester Institute of Technology and was instrumental in developing durability and life cycle analyses for new product design as they moved from concept to product. Matt is an expert consultant to the energy storage and fuel cell. He also participated in the development of the recently released New York Climate Action Plan draft as a contributor in the Transportation Segment.
David L. Greene
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

David L. Greene is a Senior Fellow of Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Previously, he was a Corporate Fellow of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Senior Fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and a Research Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee. He is an author of more than 250 publications on transportation, energy and related issues, including 100 refereed journal articles. He is an emeritus member of both the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the Transportation Research Board and a lifetime National Associate of the National Academies. He is currently a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels. He is a recipient of the TRB’s Pyke Johnson Award, the Society of Automotive Engineers’ 2004 Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis, the Department of Energy’s 2007 Hydrogen R&D Award and 2011 Vehicle Technologies R&D Award, the International Association for Energy Economics’ Award for Outstanding Paper of 1999 for his research on the rebound effect, the Association of American Geographers’ 2011 Edward L. Ullman Award, and was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for contributions to the IPCC’s receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from the University of Oregon, and a Ph.D. in Geography and Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University.
Roland Hwang
Natural Resources Defense Council

Roland Hwang is the Transportation Program Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and works on sustainable transportation policies. He is an expert on clean vehicle and fuels technologies, and was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. Mr. Hwang serves or has served on numerous advisory panels, including for the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, California Air Resources Board’s Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicles program, the California Hydrogen Highway Network Advisory Panel, the Automotive X Prize, and the Western Governors’ Association Transportation Fuels for the Future Initiative. Prior to joining the NRDC, he was the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ transportation program. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Energy at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the California Air Resources Board as an air pollution engineer, and was involved in forecasting residential and industrial energy demand, hazardous waste incinerator permitting, and evaluating toxic air emissions from landfills. Mr. Hwang has an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley.
Linos J. Jacovides
Michigan State University

Linos Jacovides (NAE) recently retired as director, Delphi Research Labs, a position he held from 1998 to 2007. Dr. Jacovides joined General Motors Research and Development in 1967 and became department head of electrical engineering in 1985. His areas of research were the interactions between power electronics and electrical machines in electric vehicles and locomotives. He later transitioned to Delphi with a group of researchers from GM to set up the Delphi Research Laboratories. He is a Fellow of both IEEE and SAE, he was President of the Industry Applications Society of IEEE in 1990. He received a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, and an M.S in machine theory from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 1961 and 1962, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in generator control systems from the Imperial College, University of London, in 1965.
Therese Langer
American Council for an Energy-Efficient

Therese Langer is the Transportation Program Director for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in Washington D.C. She supervises a program that analyzes and promotes strategies to reduce energy consumption in the U.S. transportation sector while protecting the environment and strengthening the economy. Her current activities include: analysis and advocacy in support of stronger fuel economy policies for light- and heavy-duty vehicles; assessment of opportunities to reduce transportation carbon emissions at the state level; improvements to consumer information on environmentally preferable vehicles; and development of an approach to stabilizing transportation energy use that integrates technological and demand reduction strategies. Dr. Langer provides guidance and analytical support on transportation energy policy issues to environmental groups, congressional offices, and agencies.


Rebecca Lindland
King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC)

Rebecca Lindland is a private consultant. She was formerly the Director of Research for IHS Automotive where she was responsible for evaluating and assessing OEMs that participate in the U.S. and Canada marketplaces. She has a particular interest in how manufacturers’ decisions reflect consumer values. As a member of IHS Automotive, Rebecca was frequently quoted in the media, including The New York Times, Business Week, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Los Angeles Times, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, The Wall Street Journal, and National Public Radio, for her coverage of new product launches and the balance sheet conditions of manufacturers and brands. Prior to her work at HIS, Rebecca worked at AlliedSignal in Rumford, Rhode Island, where she forecasted products such as Bendix brakes. A life-long automotive enthusiast, she began her career as a staff accountant with Mercedes-Benz Credit Corporation in Norwalk, Connecticut. Lindland holds a double major in accounting and business administration from Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts. She is a former board member of the Society of Automotive Analysts, the International Motor Press Association, Motor Press Guild, and was accepted into Strathmore's 2001 Who's Who in American Business.


Virginia McConnell
Resources for the Future

Virginia McConnell is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) in the Center for Energy Economics and Policy (CEEP). She is also Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her recent work has focused on the evaluation of policies to reduce motor vehicle energy use and emissions, particularly on the role of pricing and other incentive-based policies. She recently completed a study on hybrid vehicles and the effectiveness of policies designed to increase the share of hybrids and electric vehicles in the U.S. fleet; this was part of a larger effort at RFF to assess a range of transportation and other policies to reduce oil use and greenhouse has emissions in the U.S. by 2030. She was co-editor of the 2007 book, Controlling Vehicle Pollution, and has published on a range of transportation policy issues. In addition, she has served on a number of EPA, and state advisory committees related to transportation, energy use and air quality. She has been a member of several NRC panels in recent years, including current membership on the Committee on the Potential for Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies 2010-2050, the Committee on State Practices in Setting Mobile Source Emissions Standards, and the Committee for a Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation. Dr. McConnell received a B.S. degree in economics from Smith College and a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Maryland.
David F. Merrion
Merrion Expert Consulting, LLC

David F. Merrion is the CEO of Merrion Expert Consulting, LLC. He is the retired executive vice president of engineering for Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC), a Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary. His positions at DDC included staff engineer, Emissions and Combustion; staff engineer, Research and Development; chief engineer, Applications; director, diesel engineering; general director, Engineering (Engines and Transmissions); and senior vice president, Engineering. Mr. Merrion has extensive expertise in the research, development, and manufacturing of advanced diesel engines, including alternative-fueled engines. He is a Society of Automotive Engineers fellow and American Society of Mechanical Engineers fellow. He served as president of the Engine Manufacturers Association, a member of Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Mobile Sources Technical Advisory Committee, a member of the Coordinating Research Council; and a member of the U.S. Alternate Fuels Council. He has served on a number of National Research Council committees including the Standing Committee to Review the Research Program of the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles; the Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership, Phase 1; and the Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. He has a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute (Kettering University) and a masters of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
CSJ Schmitz-Justen & Company

Clemens Schmitz-Justen is founder and head of strategic consulting at CSJ Schmitz-Justen & Company. Concurrently with this appointment, he was Director of International Programs in the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University from 2008-2010. He is the former president of BMW Manufacturing LLC in Spartanburg, from 2004-2008, where according to the Automotive News he “led a major update of the company’s manufacturing operations in Spartanburg, S.C.” During Schmitz-Justen's term of executive leadership at BMW, the Spartanburg plant built its one-millionth vehicle in the U.S., underwent a multi-million dollar expansion, began using landfill methane gas to run the paint shop and added another generation of the popular X5 Sports Activity Vehicle to its line. He joined BMW in 1991 and served in a variety of senior management assignments within the company, such as Head of Painted Body Division, Research and Innovation Centre of BMW Group. Prior to that, Dr. Schmitz-Justen worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT from 1981 until 1991, where he also earned his doctorate in 1986 and served as managing chief engineer. Schmitz-Justen is an honorary adjunct professor at Chemnitz Technical University in Germany. He earned the equivalent of a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering in 1981 and a doctorate degree in manufacturing engineering in 1986 from Aachen Technical University in Aachen, Germany.
Anna Stefanopoulou
University of Michigan

Anna G. Stefanopoulou is the Director of the Automotive Research Center at the University of Michigan. Her current work addresses the control and automation issues associated with fuel cells, fuel processing, and internal combustion engines. She obtained her Diploma (1991, Nat. Tech. Univ. of Athens, Greece) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and her Ph.D. (1996, University of Michigan) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. After completing her degree, she worked as a technical specialist at Ford Motor Company (1996-1997), where she developed nonlinear and multivariable models and controllers for advanced engines; her algorithms were implemented and tested in experimental vehicles. Following her work at Ford, she became an assistant professor (1998-2000) at the University of California, Santa Barbara and later a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and a visiting professor (2006) at ETH, Zurich. She is an ASME Fellow (08), and an IEEE Fellow (09), a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society (CSS) Board of Governors, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology, and an Associate Editor on the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurements and Control. She was Chair (2001-1999) and Co-Chair (1999-1997) of the Transportation Panel in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in the Dynamics, Systems, and Control Division (DCSD). She is a recipient of the 2009 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, a 2008 Univ. of Michigan Faculty Recognition award, the 2005 Outstanding Young Investigator by the ASME DSC division, a 2005 Henry Russel award, a 2002 Ralph Teetor SAE educational award, a 1997 NSF CAREER award and selected as one of the 2002 world’s most promising innovators from the MIT Technology Review. She has a book on Control of Fuel Cell Power Systems, nine US patents, 4 best paper awards and 120 publications.
Wallace R. Wade
Ford Motor Company [Retired]

Wallace R. Wade (NAE) was chief engineer and technical fellow, Powertrain Systems Technology and Processes, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, where he served for 32 years prior to his retirement. He was responsible for the development, application, and certification of emission and powertrain control system technologies for all Ford Motor Company’s North American vehicles. His technical responsibilities have included low emission technologies for internal combustion engines; analytical and laboratory based powertrain calibration with objective measures of driveability, the first domestic production OBD II (On-Board Diagnostic) system; technology for diesel particulate filters (DPF) with active regeneration; electronic control systems for gasoline and diesel engines; low heat rejection and low friction, direct injection diesel engines; and an ultra low emission, gas turbine combustion system. Today he is a consultant to industry and government. Mr. Wade was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2011 for implementation of low-emission technologies in the automotive industry. He is a fellow member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received the Henry Ford Technology Award and has been recognized as a Distinguished Corporate Inventor by the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He has received five SAE Arch T. Colwell Awards and the SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award. He has received 26 patents related to improvements in powertrains and has written 25 published technical papers on powertrain research and development. He has an M.S.M.E. degree from the University of Michigan, and a B.M.E. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, both in Mechanical Engineering.
William H. Walsh, Jr.


William H. Walsh, Jr. is an automobile safety consultant. He consults on vehicle safety activities with several technology companies to speed the introduction of advanced life-saving technology into the automobile fleet as well as substantive involvement in corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) rulemakings. He held several positions at the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) including Senior Associate Administrator for Policy and Operations; Associate Administrator for Plans and Policy; Director, National Center for Statistics and Analysis; Director, Office of Budget, Planning and Policy; and Science Advisor to the Administrator of NHTSA. He also held the position of Supervisory General Engineer at the DOE’s Appliance Efficiency Program. His expertise covers all aspects of vehicle safety performance; cost/benefit analyses; strategic planning; statistics analyses and modeling; and policy formulation. He serves on the Transportation Research Board’s Occupant Protection Committee and is currently serving on the National Research Council’s Committee on the Potential for Light-Duty Vehicle Technologies 2010-2050. He has a B.S. in aerospace engineering, University of Notre Dame and an M.S. in system engineering, George Washington University.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Note: there has been a change in committee membership with the appointment of Clemens Schmitz-Justen effective June 1, 2012.

Note: Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Chris Baillie-May 15, 2013

In accordance with Section 15 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the "Academy shall make its best efforts to ensure that no individual appointed to serve on [a] committee has a conflict of interest that is relevant to the functions to be performed, unless such conflict is promptly and publicly disclosed and the Academy determines that the conflict is unavoidable." A conflict of interest refers to an interest, ordinarily financial, of an individual that could be directly affected by the work of the committee. As specified in the Academy's policy and procedures (http://www.nationalacademies.org/coi/index.html), an objective determination is made for each provisionally appointed committee member whether or not a conflict of interest exists given the facts of the individual's financial and other interests and the task being undertaken by the committee. A determination of a conflict of interest for an individual is not an assessment of that individual's actual behavior or character or ability to act objectively despite the conflicting interest.

We have concluded that for this committee to accomplish the tasks for which it was established its membership must include, among others, at least one person who possesses both broad industry-wide technical expertise in light-duty vehicle transmissions, and corresponding expertise in evaluating fuel economy benefits from multiple technologies.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Mr. Chris Baillie, an employee of GE Aircraft Engines, was appointed to the committee. Following Mr. Baillie’s appointment, he accepted a new position as Supervisor of Transmission and Driveline Design at FEV Inc., an internationally recognized powertrain and vehicle engineering company that supplies the global transportation industry (FEV). Mr. Baillie’s continued service on the committee is critical even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest because his new employer, FEV, has consulting relationships with vehicle manufacturers and government agencies.

As his biographical summary makes clear, Mr. Baillie’s technical and design experience covers both the technical and cost aspects of vehicle transmissions, and encompasses the full range of current and new transmission technologies, including transmissions for conventional vehicles as well as hybrid electric vehicles. Mr. Baillie also brings expertise in the estimation of fuel economy benefits from combining transmission and engine technologies. This expertise includes the modeling of fuel economy benefits using complex full system simulation models and aggregate lumped parameter models. We believe that Mr. Baillie can continue to serve effectively as a member of the committee, and that the committee can produce an objective report, taking into account the composition of the committee, the work to be performed, and the procedures to be followed in completing the work.

After an extensive search, we have been unable to find another individual who does not have a similar conflict of interest and who also has a comparable combination of specialized technical knowledge and corresponding expertise in evaluating the cost and fuel consumption aspects of transmission technologies. Therefore, we have concluded that the potential conflict described above is unavoidable.

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CLOSED SESSION ONLY
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon (Chair)
Jay Baron
Steve Berry
Matt Fronk
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Virginia McConnell
Dave Merrion
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wally Wade
Bill Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Final report draft, next steps and review process.

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November 21, 2014
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Agenda
September 4, 2014

1:00-2:00 p.m. Presentation of EPA Lightweighting Studies
Greg Kolwich, FEV, and EPA Staff

2:00-2:30 p.m. Presentation of NHTSA Lightweighting Studies
NHTSA Staff

2:30-3:00 p.m. Discussion of Lightweighting Material
NRC Committee and NHTSA/EPA Staff

3:00-3:15 p.m. Opportunity for Public Comment

3:15 p.m. Adjourn Open Session
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Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
Cate Brinson
Jared Cohon
Matt Fronk
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Ginny McConnell
Dave Merrion
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wally Wade
Bill Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of report findings and recommendations.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 04, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Ypsilanti, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

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Contact Phone:  2023341259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Dave Merrion
Wally Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee response to material presented in open session meeting with EPA in Ann Arbor on July 31, 2014. Status of technologies chapters and report draft.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 06, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Ann Arbor, MI

*If you would like to attend, please register here: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=238226DE
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
11:00 AM Discussion of Committee Questions on Technologies and Costs
-- EPA and NRC committee

3:00 PM Recent EPA Activities of Relevance to NRC Committee
-- Michael Olechiw and Staff
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Van Buren Township, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Anna Stefanopoulou
Wally Wade
Therese Langer (via teleconference).

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Engine technologies.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 08, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
*Register here* if you would like to attend the open session meeting with EPA and NHTSA on June 23, 2014: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=28FC4303
Event Type :  
-

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NA

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NA


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Agenda
JUNE 23, 2014 OPEN SESSION AGENDA:

11:00 AM Discussion of Responses to Committee Questions
- NHTSA/EPA with comments from NRC committee

12:30 PM Lunch – continued discussions
- NHTSA/EPA with comments from NRC committee

2:30 PM Recent NHTSA Activities with Relevance to NRC Committee
- James Tamm and Staff

3:30 PM Recent EPA Activities with Relevance to NRC Committee
- Michael Olechiw and Staff

4:30 PM Final Questions and Discussion

5:00 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

5:15 PM Adjournment


JUNE 24, 2014 OPEN SESSION AGENDA:

1:00 PM Presentation by Gopal Duleep, H-D Systems

2:00 PM Adjourn Open Session
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon (Chair)
Khalil Amine
Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
R. Stephen Berry
Matt Fronk
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Virginia McConnell
Dave Merrion
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Anna Stefanopoulou
William Walsh
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Writing assignments and workplan for coming months and final meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None provided.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 25, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Ann Arbor, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Liz Euller
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Contact Phone:  2023341259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Dave Merrion
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Report draft writing.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 30, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Auburn Hills, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on April 24, 2014, from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
Matt Fronk
David Greene
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Dave Merrion
Wally Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Warren, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on April 22, 2014, from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Linos Jacovides
Dave Merrion
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wally Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon
Chris Baillie
Jay Baron
R. Stephen Berry
L. Catherine Brinson
Matthew Fronk
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Virginia McConnell
David Merrion
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wallace Wade
William Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion covered writing assignments and workplan for future meetings in addition to subgroup breakout sessions and deliverables.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 08, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Plymouth, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Matthew Fronk
David Greene
Therese Langer
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The data gathering session to be held on March 26, 2014, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 08, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Dearborn, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jay Baron
Matthew Fronk
David Greene
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Note: The data gathering session to be held on March 25, 2014, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 08, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
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Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1259

Agenda
PUBLIC SESSION – Open to the Public - February 13, 2014

1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction, Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Presentation on BMEP Engines: Challenges and Potential Solutions, Terry Alger II, Southwest Research Institute

2:25 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

2:35 PM Adjournment of Public Meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon
Jay Baron
R. Stephen Berry
L. Catherine Brinson
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
Virginia McConnell
Wallace Wade
William Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open-session presentation. Discussion of workplan for future meetings, writing assignments. Discussion of subgroup breakout sessions and deliverables.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 18, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Samsungdong Korea
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Khalil Amine
Jay Baron
Linos Jacovides

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The data gathering session to be held on January 22, 2014 from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No written materials were made available to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 04, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

LG Chem Seoul, Korea
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Khalil Amine
Jay Baron
Linos Jacovides



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

The data gathering session to be held on January 20, 2014 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

No written documents were presented to the committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 04, 2014
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
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Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 21, 2013 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, EST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 21, 2013 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, EST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cate Brinson
Jay Baron
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
R. Stephen Berry
Bill Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Toyota City, Japan
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 15, 2013 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, JST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jay Baron
Linos Jacovides
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 22, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Tochigi, Japan
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Liz Euller
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Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 14, 2013 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, JST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Linos Jacovides
Jay Baron
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 22, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Atsugi, Japan
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 13, 2013 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm, JST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Linos Jacovides
Wallace Wade
Jay Baron

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 22, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Osaka, Japan
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Liz Euller
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Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on November 12, 2013 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, JST, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Linos Jacovides
Wallace Wade
Jay Baron

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 22, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Updates on California Air Resources Board’s tailpipe and ZEV regulations
Alberto Ayala, California Air Resources Board

1:55 PM Status of Honda’s Fuel Cell Vehicle Technology
Steve Ellis, American Honda Motor Company

2:35 PM Break

2:50 PM Deployment of a hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California
William Elrick, CA Fuel Cell Partnership

3:30 PM Results from new car buyer surveys for fuel economy technologies
Alexander Edwards, Strategic Vision

4:10 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

4:25 PM Adjournment of Public Meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cate Brinson
Therese Langer
Dave Merrion
Wally Wade
Jay Baron
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Rebecca Lindland
Steve Berry
Linos Jacovides
Chris Baillie
Jared Cohon
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Anna Stefanopoulou
Bill Walsh

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee report methodology and outline, drafting schedule, next steps.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

BorgWarner
Ford Motor Company
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on September 30, 2013 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, EDT, will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).

Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on September 30, 2013 from 9:30 am – 12:00 noon will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jay Baron
Wally Wade
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Chris Baillie

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

FEV
Auburn Hills, MI
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Liz Euller
Contact Email:  eeuller@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202/334-1259

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Chris Baillie
Linos Jacovides
Wally Wade
Jay Baron
Anna Stefanopoulou

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Powertrain subgroup report methodology and strategies.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
COMMITTEE ON FUEL ECONOMY OF LIGHT-DUTY VEHICLES, PHASE 2

Sixth Meeting: June 25-26, 2013

Room 101
Keck Center, 500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Tuesday afternoon, June 25

PUBLIC SESSION – Open to the Public

1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Relationships Between Fatality Risk, Mass, and Footprint
Charles Kahane, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

1:50 PM An Analysis of the Relationship between Casualty Risk Per Crash and Vehicle Mass and Footprint
Thomas Wenzel, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

2:35 PM Using Simulation Modeling to Assess Safety of Future Light Weight Vehicles
Stephen Ridella, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

3:20 PM Break

3:35 PM Perspectives of Vehicle Manufacturers on Safety and Lighweighting
Chuck Thomas, Honda R &D Americas, Inc

4:20 PM The Relative Safety of Large and Small Passenger Vehicles
Chuck Nolan, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

5:05 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

5:15 PM Adjournment of Public Meeting

Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on June 26, 2013 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cohon
Jared
Baillie
Chris
Baron
Jay
Berry
Stephen
Brinson
Cate
Fronk
Matt
Greene
David
Hwang
Roland
Jacovides
Linos
Langer
Therese
McConnell
Virginia
Merrion
David
Schmitz-Justen
Clemens
Stefanopoulou
Anna
Wade
Wallace
Walsh
William

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open-session presentations. Discussion of workplan for future meetings and writing assignments. Discussion of subgroup breakout sessions and deliverables.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2013
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Detroit, Michigan
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1544

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on May 15, 2013 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

David Greene
Therese Langer

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Volkswagen Group
Wolfsburg, Germany
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

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Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on May 17, 2013 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dave Merrion
Jay Baron
Wally Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Mercedes-Benz
Sindelfingen, Germany
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on May 15, 2013 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jay Baron
Wally Wade
Dave Marrion

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

ZF Group
Friedrichschafen, Germany
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
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Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on May 14, 2013 from 11:30 am – 5:00 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open this session to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dave Merrion
Jay Baron
Wally Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

BMW
Munich, Germany.

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
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Contact Phone:  202-334-1544

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session of this meeting to be held on May 13, 2013 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm will not be open to the public under Subsection 15(b)(3) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. The Academy has determined that to open these sessions to the public would disclose information described in 5 U.S.C. 552(b).
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jay Baron
David Merrion
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Data gathering and analysis.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 15, 2015
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
Members of the Public must register at the following website:

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=BF883C02


Issues in Estimating the Costs of Fuel Economy Improvements under future CAFE Regulations

(08:00 AM-08:15 AM)
David Greene (NRC Committee) – Overview of Issues and Methodologies Related to Costs
(8:15 AM-10:15 AM)
Session #1 – Views on Cost Estimation – Methodologies to assess the direct cost to the manufacturer
• Teardown analysis: State of the Art and Potential for Improvements
Greg Kolwich, FEV
• Estimating costs from component prices
K.G. Duleep, H-D Systems
• Estimating future costs of lithium-ion batteries (The BatPaC model)
Kevin Gallagher, Argonne National Laboratory

10:15 AM-10:30 AM
Break

(10:30 AM-12:30 PM)
Session #2 – Accounting for the Full Costs to Manufacturers and Consumers
• Use and development of Indirect Cost Multipliers (ICM)
Gloria Helfand and Todd Sherwood, Environmental Protection Agency
• Indirect Costs
Larry Blincoe, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
• Ability of OEMs to estimate automotive overhead and other indirect costs, allocate them to new technologies, and understand how these indirect costs change over time
TBD
(12:30 PM-1:15 PM)
Lunch

(1:15 PM-03:15 PM)
Session #3 – Estimating Changes in Costs Due to Learning, Scale, and System Integration
Panel Discussion
• Technology deployment – Stephen Zoepf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Toward an understanding learning by doing – Chad Syverson, University of Chicago
• Learning by doing in energy technologies – TBD
• Incorporating experience curves in standards analysis – Robert Van Buskirk, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

3:15 AM-3:30 AM
Break

(03:30 PM-05:15 PM)
Session #4 – How Uncertainty in Technological Outcomes Shapes Strategies for OEMs and Regulators
• Evidence of consumer preferences for fuel economy and vehicle performance and how this may shape future technology adoption
Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
• The challenges of optimizing product plans in the face of regulatory requirements, consumer desires, and unknown cost and performance from new technologies
Larry Burns, University of Michigan and General Motors (retired)
• Optimal strategy vs. adaptation: robust policy under uncertainty
TBD
(05:15 PM-05:30 PM)
Opportunity for Public Comment
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cohon
Jared
Baillie
Chris
Baron
Jay
Berry
Stephen
Fronk
Matt
Greene
David
Hwang
Roland
Jacovides
Linos
Langer
Therese
McConnell
Virginia
Merrion
David
Stefanopoulou
Anna
Wade
Wallace
Walsh
William

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of open-session presentations. Discussion of future needs for data gathering. Discussion of future meetings and site visits. Assigning sections of the report and deadlines.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 12, 2013
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
55 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142-1093

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1544

Agenda
Registration is required at:
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=24BEC148.

Please note that space is limited. The max is 20 people from the public. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Wednesday, February 27

PUBLIC SESSION – Open to the Public

9:00 AM Discussion of Volpe Model
Volpe staff and NRC committee members

12:00 PM Lunch

12:45 PM NHTSA Cost Methodologies and Estimates
Volpe staff and NRC committee members

2:15 PM Break

2:30 PM Discussion of CAFE Regulation, Including Flexibility Mechanisms and Trading
Volpe staff and NRC committee members

4:00 PM Adjournment of public meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Sheraton Ann Arbor, MI

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Jay Baron, NRC Committee Member

1:05 PM Overview of NHTSA’s Mass Studies and Projects
Lixin Zhao, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Fuel Economy Rulemaking Division

1:20 PM NHTSA Mass Reduction Study
Harry Singh, Program Manager at EDAG, Inc and PI of “Mass Reduction for Light-Duty Vehicles for Model Years 2017-2025” report

2:35 PM Break

2:50 PM Advanced Materials Planning
Matthew J. Zaluzec, Global Materials & Manufacturing Research Technical Advisory Board and Ford lead for US AMP
Ford Motor Company, Research & Advanced Engineering

4:20 PM Vehicle Interiors
Nick Petouhoff, Director of Engineering, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating
Tom Gould, Director of Industrial Design, Johnson Controls Automotive Seating

5:50 PM Adjournment of public meeting

Wednesday, February 13

8:30 AM Steel
Ronald P. Krupitzer, Vice President Automotive Applications
Steel Market Development Institute
Blake Zuidema, Director of Automotive Product Applications
ArcelorMittal

10:00 AM Break

10:15 PM Aluminum
Randall Scheps, Director Global Automotive Sheet Marketing at Alcoa Inc.
Mike Bull, Engineering Manager at Novelis Inc.
Doug Richman, Vice President of Engineering and Technology at Kaiser Aluminum

11:45 Lunch (on your own)

12:30 PM Plastics and Composites
Speaker to be determined
American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division

2:00 AM Break

2:15 PM Computer-Based Simulation and Optimization for Vehicle Design
Dave Mason, Senior Vice President of Automotive at Altair

3:00 PM Carbon Fiber
Jackie Rehkopf, Senior Researcher at Plasan Carbon Composites

3:30 PM Lotus High Development Vehicle Project for Toyota Venza
Gregg Peterson, Senior Technical Specialist at Lotus Engineering

4:15 PM Opportunity for Public Comment

4:30 PM Adjournment of public meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

The Henry Hotel
Dearborn, Michigan

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
December 3, 2012

1:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:10 PM
Ford’s Technology Roadmap to Meet the 2017-2025 CAFE Standards
Nizar Trigui, Ford Motor Company

2:00 PM
General Motor’s Technology Roadmap to Meet the 2017-2025 CAFE Standards
Scott Miller, GM Director - Global CO2 Strategy, Development and Governance

2:50 PM
Break

3:10 PM
Toyota’s Technology Roadmap to Meet the 2017-2025 CAFE Standards
TBD, Toyota

4:00 PM
Chrysler’s Technology Roadmap to Meet the 2017-2025 CAFE Standards
Gary Oshnock, Chrysler Group

4:50 PM
Opportunity for Public Comment
Public Sign-Up
Joe Colucci, Remarks on Fuels Necessary to Enable Future SI Technologies (early signup).



December 4, 2012

2:30 PM
Welcome and Introduction

2:35 PM
Full Vehicle System Simulation and Lump Parameter Modeling-TBD, EPA and Ricardo plc



December 6, 2012: Interested Members of the Public MUST Register to Attend this Session. Please email jyanger@nas.edu.

FEV, Inc.
4554 Glenmeade Road
Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326-1766 - USA

9:00 AM EPA Introduction

9:10 AM FEV Introduction

9:20 AM Technology Cost Assessment Methodology
• Objective
• Costing Methodology Overview
• Process Flows/Maps
• Process Parameter Models (GE)
• Manufacturing Assumption and Quote Summary Worksheet
• Cost Model Analysis Template

10:00 AM Cost Model Build-up Example – Turbocharging GDIDS Analysis
• System CMAT
• Subsystem CMAT
• Assembly CMAT

10:30 AM Summary of Powertrain Results
• Turbocharging Gasoline Direct Injection Downsizing Technology
• Variable Valve Lift and Timing
• Transmission Technology
• HEV Technology
• Q&A

11:30 AM Review of Powertrain Parts and Wall Charts

12:00 PM Lunch






Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon
Khalil Amine
Chris Baillie
Stephen Berry
Matthew Fronk
David Greene
Roland Hwang
Linos Jacovides
Therese Langer
Rebecca Lindland
David Merrion
Clemens Schmitz-Justen
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wallace Wade

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of plans for future information-gathering. Potential workshop discussions.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 11, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202.334.1544

Agenda
All interested members of the public MUST register below to be allowed access to the Keck Center.

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=85E7D288

Thursday afternoon, September 27

PUBLIC SESSION – Open to the Public

1:00 PM Welcome and introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Daimler’s technology pathway to meet new fuel economy/GHG standards
Klaus Land, General Manager of the regulation and certification Division

1:55 PM Mazda’s technology pathway to meet new fuel economy/GHG standards
Mitsuo Hitomi, Executive Officer and General Manager of the Powertrain Development Division

2:45 PM Future turbocharging and downsizing engine technology opportunities
Hugh Blaxill, General Manager and Head of Engineering Services NAFTA, Mahle Powertrain, LLC

3:25 PM Break

3:40 PM Mathworks on automotive engine calibration /controls
Pete Maloney, Senior Principal Consulting Engineer

4:20 PM Kentucky/Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center
Ralph Brodd, Director (retired)

5:00 PM Opportunity for public comment

5:15 PM Adjournment of public meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cohon
Jared (Chairman)
Amine
Khalil
Baillie
Christopher
Baron
Jay
Berry
R. Stephen
Brinson
L. Catherine
Fronk
Matthew
Greene
David
Hwang
Roland
Jacovides
Linos
Langer
Therese
McConnell
Virginia
Merrion
David
Schmitz-Justen
Clemens
Stefanopoulou
Anna
Wade
Wallace
Walsh
William

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of plans for future information-gathering. Potential workshop discussions.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 08, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1544

Agenda
1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Lessons Learned from NHTSA Phase One Study
Trevor Jones, ElectroSonics Medical Inc.

1:45 PM CAFE Compliance and Effects Modeling System - Overview
Ryan Harrington, US DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

2:25 PM Argonne National Laboratory Autonomie full vehicle simulation model
Aymeric Rousseau, Argonne National Laboratory

3:05 PM Break

3:20 PM EPA full vehicle simulation model
Ed Nam and Byungho Lee, Environmental Protection Agency

4:00 PM Estimates of technologies and costs for meeting new GHG standards used by the California Air Resources Board
Nicholas Lutsey, University of California, Davis

4:40 PM Estimates of technologies and costs for meeting new CAFÉ standards from the Center for Automotive Research
Sean McAlinden, Center for Automotive Research

5:20 PM Opportunity for public comment

5:30 PM Adjournment of public meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jared Cohon
Chair
William Walsh
Chris Baillie
Catherine Brinson
Dave Merrion
Virginia McConnell
Stephen Berry
Jay Baron
Rebecca Lindland
Anna Stefanopoulou
Wallace Wade
Therese Langer
Matt Fronk
David Greene

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of Open Session presentations. Discussion of future needs for data-gathering. Division of assignments. Plans for future meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 21, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Jonathan Yanger
Contact Email:  jyanger@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1544

Agenda
1:00 PM Welcome and Introduction
Jared Cohon, NRC Panel Chair

1:05 PM Motivation for the Study and NHTSA’s Objectives
James Tamm, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

2:00 PM Perspectives of the EPA
William Charmley, Environmental Protection Agency

2:45 PM Perspectives of the Association of Global Automakers
Mike Stanton, Association of Global Automakers

3:25 PM Break

3:40 PM Perspectives of the National Automotive Dealers Association
Douglas I. Greenhaus, National Automobile Dealers Association
David Wagner, Guide Company

4:20 PM Perspectives of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association
Neil DeKoker, Original Equipment Suppliers Association

5:00 PM Opportunity for public comment

5:15 PM Adjournment of public meeting
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Cohon
Jared (Chair)
Amine
Khalil
Baillie
Chris
Baron
Jay
Berry
Stephen
Brinson
L. Catherine
Fronk
Matthew
Greene
David
Hwang
Roland
Jacovides
Linos

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Plans for future meetings. Discussion of division of labor in to subgroups. Discussion of information required to complete report. Discussion of Open Session presentations.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 08, 2012
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

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