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Assessment of Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2


Project Scope:

The committee will prepare a report as follows 19 months after the start of the cooperative agreement (April 2014):

  1. The committee will review the NHTSA fuel consumption regulations promulgated on September 2011 (76 Federal Register 57106) and consider the technological, market and regulatory factors that may be of relevance to a revised and updated regulatory regime taking effect for model years 2019-2022. This review will include, but not be limited to, the potential for technological change in commercial vehicles in MY 2019-2022 and the impact it might have on the regulatory regime. Also as part of its review, the committee will explore regulatory options for trailers.
  2. The committee will analyze and provide options for improvements to the certification and compliance procedures for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles - including the use of representative test cycles and simulation using various models - such as might be implemented in revised fuel consumption regulations affecting MY 2019-2022.
  3. The committee will review an updated analysis of the makeup and characterization of the medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet, including combination tractors, trailers, busses and vocational vehicles. The committee also will review the methodology for providing on-road information on fuel consumption.
  4. The committee will examine the barriers to and the potential applications of natural gas in class 2b through class 8 vehicles. The committee will consider how such vehicles could be included in the framework on fuel consumption regulations.
  5. Address uncertainties and perform sensitivity analyses for the fuel consumption and cost/benefit estimates, to the extent possible, and provide guidance to NHTSA on improving its uncertainty analyses given the relatively long time frame for these future estimates.

Further, with respect to a final report (May 2016), the committee will:

  1. Review and contrast the final rule for fuel efficiency/greenhouse gas emissions standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles for model years 2014-2018 with the recommendations offered in the NRC 2010 report.  The committee will identify the potential implications and gaps in the U.S. regulatory process for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles as they pertain to the engine manufacturers, trailer manufacturers, final stage manufacturers, and complete vehicles.  As part of this activity, the committee will explore regulatory options for trailers from a total vehicle perspective. The committee will contrast the U.S. regulatory approach to that in other parts of the world, notably Europe, Japan, China and India.
  2. Analyze and provide options for improvements to the certification and compliance procedures for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, including the use of representative test cycles and simulation using EPA's Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GEM) model.
  3. Review updated baseline information on the medium- and heavy-duty truck fleet, including combination tractors and trailers.  The committee also will review the methodology for providing on-road information on fuel consumption necessary to inform baseline standards.
  4. Examine advanced gasoline engine technologies, including the ability of those engines to meet load demands, the impact of those engines on cost, the need for after-treatment systems, and their market acceptability. The committee will also consider the impacts of possible alternate fuels on these technologies.
  5. Examine diesel vehicle technologies, including the capabilities of emissions control systems to meet current and possible future criteria pollutant emissions standards, the impacts on fuel consumption attributed to meeting emissions standards, and the fuel characteristics needed to enable low emissions diesel technologies. The committee will also consider the impacts of possible alternate fuels on these technologies.
  6. Examine electric power train technologies, including the capabilities, limitations and cost of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles.  Specific areas of interest include electric vs. hydraulic vs. other; all electric vehicles; start/stop systems; implementation strategies; total capital and operating costs; modeling and simulations as a tool; the certification process; and emissions compliance.
  7. Examine battery technologies including 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.
  8. Examine the potential for reducing vehicle mass including technologies such as materials substitution, and the use of new vehicle, structural, system or component designs. Examine other vehicle technologies, including aerodynamic drag reduction, improved efficiency of accessories such as alternators, and the conversion of engine-driven equipment to electricity (e.g., HVAC, fans, and water pumps).
  9. Evaluate intermodal and intelligent systems for potential fuel consumption benefits, including a survey of the current fleet communication systems (vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure), existing barriers to implementation, and future technologies.
  10. Review the potential impacts of fuel-consumption-reduction technologies on medium- and heavy-duty vehicle safety including aerodynamic components, wide-based wheels and tires, tire pressure monitoring/automatic inflation systems, hybridization/alternative fuels, combination vehicles/higher GVWRs, light-weighting, and idle reduction/stop-start, and others.
  11. Provide an analysis of how fuel efficient technologies may be practically integrated into manufacturing processes and how such technologies are likely to be applied in response to requirements for reducing fuel consumption.  The committee will include an analysis of how technology implementation is likely to impact capital equipment and engineering, research and development (ER&D) costs, the certification process, and emissions compliance.
  12. Examine the costs, cost multipliers and benefits that could accompany the introduction of technologies for reducing fuel consumption. Consider to the extent possible, initial and life-cycle costs, including such aspects as operation, maintenance, insurance, and other factors.
  13. To the extent possible, address uncertainties and perform sensitivity analyses for the fuel consumption and cost/benefit estimates and provide guidance to NHTSA on improving its uncertainty analyses given the relatively long time frame for these future estimates.
  14. Write a final report documenting its conclusions and recommendations.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-BEES-12-02

Project Duration (months): 48 month(s)

RSO: Offutt, Martin

Topic(s):

Energy and Energy Conservation
Engineering and Technology
Transportation and Infrastructure


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 02/12/2013

Dr. Andrew Brown, Jr. - (Chair)
Delphi Corporation

Andrew Brown, Jr. (NAE) is currently CTO of his own consulting practice – Diamond Consulting. He provides leadership, guidance & solutions for technology and innovation for major corporations, organizations & NGOs. Clients have been John Deere, Mattel, Georgia Tech etc. Dr. Brown serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Automotive Research since 2015, and is an Automotive News PACE Judge since 2016, CES Technology & Innovation Judge since 2016 etc. He advises University of Maryland Fraunhofer Software Institute, Wayne State University College of Engineering, Georgia Tech College of Engineering etc. Dr. Brown is ret. Vice President & Chief Technologist for Delphi Automotive. Dr. Brown provided leadership on corporate innovation and technology issues to help achieve profitable competitive advantage. He also represented Delphi globally in outside forums on matters of innovation and technology including government and regulatory agencies, customers, alliance partners, vendors, contracting agencies, academia, etc. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Brown had responsibility for common policies, practices, processes and performances across Delphi’s 19,000 member technical community globally and its budget of $1.8 billion, including establishing Delphi’s global engineering footprint with new centers in Poland, India, China, Mexico, etc. In December 2014, he was inducted into the Delphi Innovation Hall of Fame. Dr. Brown came to Delphi from the GM Research and Development Center in Warren, Michigan, where he was Director-Strategic Futures. He served as Manager of Saturn Car Facilities from 1985 to 1987. At Saturn, he was on the Site Selection Team and responsible for the conceptual design and engineering of this innovative manufacturing facility. Dr. Brown began his GM career as a Project Engineer at Manufacturing Development in 1973. He progressed in the engineering field as a Senior Project Engineer, Staff Development Engineer, and manager of R&D for the Manufacturing Staff. During this period, he worked on manufacturing processes and systems with an emphasis on energy systems, productivity improvement and environmental efficiency. Before joining GM, he supervised process development at Allied-Signal Corporation, now Honeywell, Incorporated, in Morristown, NJ. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in 1971. He received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from Wayne State University in 1975 and a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering focus on energy and environmental engineering from the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1978. He completed the Penn State Executive Management Course in 1979. A registered Professional Engineer, Dr. Brown earned a Doctorate of Engineering in September 1992. He is a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Energy and Environmental Systems and recently served as a member of the NRC’s Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership and chaired the Committee on Fuel Economy of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles. Dr. Brown has been an adjunct professor at Wayne State University, University of Michigan, and Tsinghua University (Beijing, China).
Dr. Ines Azevedo
Carnegie Mellon University

Inês Azevedo is a professor of Engineering and Public Policy as well as the co-Director for the Climate and Energy Decision Marking Center at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Azevedo’s research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, technical, and economic issues, such as how to address the challenge of climate change and to move towards a more sustainable energy system. In particular, she has been looking at how energy systems are likely to be shaped in the future, which requires comprehensive knowledge not only of the technologies that can address future energy needs but also of the decision-making process followed by different agents in the economy. She received her B.Sc in environmental engineering from IST University in Portugual, her M.Sc. in engineering policy and management of technology from IST, and her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in engineering and public policy.
Dr. Rodica A. Baranescu
University of Illinois at Chicago

Rodica Baranescu (NAE) is a professor in the College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. Before that, she was manager of the fuels, lubricants, and engine group of the International Truck and Engine Corporation, at Melrose Park, Illinois. She is an internationally sought after public speaker on technical issues related to mobility technology, environmental control, fuels, and energy. She has extensive expertise in diesel engine technology and was elected to the NAE in 2001 for research leading to effective and environmentally sensitive diesel and alternative-fuel engines and leadership in automotive engineering. She is a fellow of SAE International and was its president in 2000. In 2003 she received the Internal Combustion Engine Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering) (ASME). Dr. Baranescu received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering in 1961 and 1970, respectively, from the Politehnica University in Bucharest, Romania, where she served as assistant professor (1964-1968), lecturer (1970-1974), and associate professor (1974-1978).
Mr. Thomas Cackette
California Air Resources Board (Retired)

Thomas Cackette retired at the end of 2012 after serving as the Chief Deputy Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board for over 20 years. With the Board since 1982, he managed the Board's motor vehicle emission control program, which develops regulations and other programs to reduce vehicle emissions. He also managed the Board's Monitoring and Laboratory Division, which performs ambient air quality monitoring and develops test methods. Overall, 400 professional and support staff are dedicated to these programs, which are contributing to a steady decline in air pollution in California's major urban areas. Mr. Cackette has been involved in many aspects of air pollution control since 1974. He served as a Legislative lobbyist for the ARB for several years, and worked eight years for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Motor Vehicle Emission Laboratory in a variety of technical, management and policy positions. Prior to that he was involved in rocket engine production, testing and flight performance analysis at Rocketdyne in Los Angeles, where he gained first-hand knowledge of living in the smoggiest city in the U.S. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has published papers for the Society of Automotive Engineers and Air and Waste Management Association, and is a frequent speaker on air quality issues. He lives with his family in Sacramento.
Dr. Nigel N. Clark
West Virginia University

Nigel N. Clark is the George B. Berry Chair of Engineering in the Statler College of Engineering & Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU), the provost of WVU Tech and WVU Beckley, and the Associate Vice President for Academic Strategic Planning at WVU. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa, and previously held assistant and associate professor positions in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at WVU. Dr. Clark’s areas of interest include vehicle design, advanced vehicle concepts, alternative fuels and the measurement and reduction of vehicle emissions. He has also published extensively in the areas of particle science and multiphase systems. He has conducted research for government and industry in the areas of fuel economy and emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and heavy hybrid drive vehicles, and works with the International Council for Clean Transportation on technology and efficiency review. Dr. Clark has contributed to understanding the influence of vehicle activity and test cycles on fuel use, and to relating engine and vehicle dynamometer data. He commenced his career with a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, was recognized as a Benedum Scholar by his institution, and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Dr. Ron L. Graves
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Ronald Graves is on staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as a technical advisor for transportation R&D and is also a part-time subject matter expert for Energetics, Inc. He retired from his full-time role at ORNL in 2016 as Director of the Sustainable Transportation Program, which covered the laboratory’s research in vehicle efficiency technologies, fuels, and intelligent transportation systems. He joined ORNL in 1976 after receiving his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has been a member and leader of many projects in transportation fuels and engines since the early 1980s, including work on pathways to higher engine efficiency, alcohol fuels, and the effects of fuel sulfur and fuel composition on combustion and emissions. He currently serves on the technical teams for the U.S. DRIVE Partnership and the 21st Century Truck Partnership. Over 25 years ago, he led the establishment of engine and emissions research at ORNL that continues today. He has participated in Working Groups of the Coordinating Research Council and is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Graves has a record of over 60 publications and reports that encompass subjects in internal combustion engines, fuels, power systems, and materials. He shares four patents with co-workers. He recently served on the National Academy of Sciences committee on Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle fuel economy, and is a member of several selection committees for awards to individuals and organizations.
Mr. Daniel M. Hancock
General Motors Corporation

Dan Hancock (NAE) retired from General Motors effective September 1, 2011. He was most recently GM vice president, Global Strategic Product Alliances and had been named to this position on June 1, 2010. In this newly-created position, Dan was charged with building strong product alliance relationships and speeding development and implementation of joint ventures for winning vehicles and technologies. Hancock’s previous appointments included GM Powertrain vice president, global engineering and chief executive officer, Fiat-GM Powertrain, based in Turin, Italy. After joining General Motors in 1968 he held various engineering positions within Allison Transmission Division, which later became Detroit Diesel Allison Division in Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1983 he became Chief Engineer for Detroit Diesel in Redford, Michigan. He became Technical Director, Advanced Powertrain, at the Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM Canada Group in 1987. In 1992, he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Small Block V8 engine, and in 1994 was appointed director, transmission engineering, GM Powertrain. In 1997, he returned to Indianapolis where he was named president, Allison Transmission Division. Born in Indiana, Hancock received a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1973 and a bachelor's degree also in mechanical engineering from the General Motors Institute, Michigan, in 1974. Hancock served as chairman of the Society of Automotive Engineers Foundation Board of Trustees from 1998 to 2008. He served as president of FISITA, the International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies, from 2004 to 2006. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2011. He is a recipient of the SAE Medal of Honor, the Great Golden Medal for Service to the Republic of Austria, and the Sagamore of the Wabash recognition from the State of Indiana. He presently splits his time between his home in Indianapolis and Beaver Creek, Colorado, where he enjoys skiing and high altitude hiking.
Dr. W. Michael Hanemann
Arizona State University

W. Michael Hanemann (NAS) joined the Arizona State University Department of Economics and the Center for Environmental Economics and Sustainability Policy in 2011 where he is a Wrigley Chair in Sustainability. He came to ASU from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Chancellor's Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics and the Goldman School of Public Policy. His research interests include non-market valuation, the economics of water and of climate change, environmental policy, adaptive management, and demand modeling for market research. Dr. Hanemann has served on many NRC committees and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2011. He is currently a lead author and a contributing lead author for Working Group III of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change. Dr. Hanemann received his B.A. degree from Oxford University in philosophy, politics, and economics, his M.S. from the London School of Economics in development economics, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University in Public Finance and Decision Theory and Economics. He received an honorary Ph.D from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the Lifetime Award for Outstanding Achievement from the European Association of Environmental & Resource Economists. He is an inaugural Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and a Fellow of the American Association of Agricultural Economics.
Dr. Winston Harrington
Resources for the Future

Winston Harrington is senior fellow at Resources for the Future, where his research interests include urban transportation, motor vehicles and air quality, and problems of estimating the costs of environmental policy. He has worked extensively on the economics of enforcing environmental regulations, the health benefits derived from improved air quality, the costs of waterborne disease outbreaks, endangered species policy, federal rulemaking procedures, and the economics of outdoor recreation. Harrington has written or coauthored five books and numerous book chapters. In October 2000, he won the Vernon Award of the Association of Public Policy Analysis and Management for a paper he coauthored, "On the Accuracy of Regulatory Cost Estimates." Harrington has served as a consultant to U.S. state and federal governments, the World Bank, and the Harvard Institute for International Development and has worked in Lithuania, Mexico, and Poland.
Dr. Gary Marchant
Arizona State University

Gary Marchant is a Regents’ Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Science, & Innovation in the College of Law at Arizona State University. He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability. Professor Marchant teaches environmental law, science and technology, genetics and the law, and environmental justice. Prior to joining the ASU faculty, he was a partner at the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where his practice focused on environmental and administrative law. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. in genetics from the University of British Columbia, his M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Paul Menig
Tech-I.M.

Paul Menig is CEO of Tech-I.M., a consultancy. Previously he was employed by Freightliner where he was was responsible for daily production problems, field problems, custom work orders, and advanced engineering for electrical and electronic items such as engines, transmissions, brakes, and safety devices. Mr. Menig joined Daimler Trucks North America in July of 1994 and initially led the development of electronics for the new Freightliner Century Class truck product line. Prior to joining Freightliner, Mr. Menig spent seven years with Eaton Truck Components, leading a team as large as sixty-five people in the development of electronic products for automated mechanical transmissions, brakes and tire pressure control. These activities included some world-wide responsibility and coordination with engineering in Europe and joint venture development with Japanese companies. Prior to that, Mr. Menig worked for the industrial automation part of Eaton known as Cutler-Hammer. During those 8 years he lead teams working on sensors, factory communications, programmable and motion controllers and vision inspection equipment. Prior to Eaton, Mr. Menig worked 5 years for General Electric in the areas of medical equipment for hospitals, remotely guided military vehicles (smart bombs) and charge coupled device imagers and signal processors. Mr. Menig graduated from MIT in 1976 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He participated in the ABC program of General Electric, completing the A and B portions. Masters degree work in electrical engineering was completed with the exception of a thesis at Marquette University. In addition, Mr. Menig has participated in numerous training programs such as Total Quality Management, Software Development, Strategic Planning, Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, ISO 9000, Vehicle Dynamics, etc.
Mr. Michael Roeth
North American Council for Freight Efficiency

Mike Roeth has worked in the commercial vehicle industry for over 30 years, is the Executive Director of the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and leads the Trucking Efficiency Operations for the Carbon War Room. Mike’s specialty is brokering green truck collaborative technologies into the real world at scale. He has a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from the Ohio State University and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from the Indiana Institute of Technology. Mike served as Chairman of the Board for the Truck Manufacturers Association, Board member of the Automotive Industry Action Group. He currently serves on the second National Academy of Sciences Committee on Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and is a Department of Energy Merit Reviewer for the SuperTruck programs. He understands the customers, operations and intricacies of the commercial vehicle industry having held various positions in product development, engineering, reliability, quality, sales, materials and plant management with Navistar and Behr/Cummins.
Mr. Gary W. Rogers
Gary W. Rogers is Vice President of Advanced Engineering for Roush Enterprises. His previous positions included director of research at the Oakland University School of Engineering and Computer Science; president, chief executive officer, and sole director, FEV, Inc.; director, Power Plant Engineering Services Division, and senior analytical engineer, Failure Analysis Associates, Inc.; design development engineer, Garrett Turbine Engine Company; and Exploration Geophysicist, Shell Oil Company. He has extensive experience in research, design, and development of advanced engine and powertrain systems, including homogeneous and direct-injection gasoline engines, high-speed direction injection passenger car diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, hybrid vehicle systems, gas turbines, pumps, and compressors. He provides corporate leadership for a multinational research, design, and development organization specializing in engines and energy systems. He is a Fellow of the SAE, is an advisor to the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) on heavy-fuel engines, and sits on the President’s Advisory Board of Clemson University and on the advisory board to the College of Engineering and Computer Science, Oakland University. He is currently a member of the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems for the National Academies and has served as a member of the NRC Committee on Review of DOE’s Office of Heavy Vehicle Technologies Program, the NRC Committee on the Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards, the NRC Panel on Benefits of DOE’s Light-Duty Hybrid Vehicle R&D Program, the NRC Committee for the Assessment of Technologies for Improving Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy and a Member of the NRC Committee to Review the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering) from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Charles K. Salter
Independent Consultant

Charles K. Salter is retired after 39 years with Mack Trucks, Inc/Volvo PowerTrain NA . His experience covers a wide range of heavy-duty diesel engine engineering and development. His most recent positions included Executive Director, Engine Development, where he was responsible for all engine/system functions (design & analysis; emissions control/fuel economy; electronics systems & test). This responsibility included the design & production introduction of the world’s first fully electronically controlled diesel unit injector engine. He was also Executive Director, Advanced Engine Engineering, and collaborated with 3-site (Sweden, France, USA) advanced heavy-duty diesel engine research projects. He jointly initiated (w/ Detroit Diesel) and developed, with EPA & industry, a urea infrastructure for 2007 engine production (then delayed to 2010). He participated in industry collaborative research through the DOE Diesel Crosscut Committee, part of the 21st Century Truck Partnership. He was a consultant to Volvo PowerTrain NA on advanced large truck diesel EGR cooler vibration study/amelioration; on heavy-duty truck hybrid powertrain duty cycle test procedure development for comparative fuel consumption (EPA/industry/HTUF), and a study of regulatory boundaries for the EPA heavy duty truck and engine non-conformance penalty rule. He has served on two National Research Council committees including the Committee to Assess Fuel Economy Technologies for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles and the Committee on Review of the 21st Century Truck Partnership Phase 2. He is a Society of Automotive Engineers member for 47 years and was a board member of Engine Manufacturers Association for 25 years, including a term as President. He was a member of Technology & Maintenance Council of ATA. He holds a bachelor’s of science in mechanical engineering, Penn State University, and a master’s of science in mechanical engineering, solid mechanics, University of Maryland.
Ms. Christine Vujovich
Cummins Inc.

Christine Vujovich retired in 2009 from Cummins Inc. as its vice president, marketing and environmental policy. During much of her 31 years at Cummins, Mrs. Vujovich served as its environmental policy officer. In the late 1980s, she attended to the heavy-duty engine issues for her company in the reauthorization of the Clean Air Act. She collaborated with other industry representatives to develop industry positions, and worked with Congressional staff to balance new legislative initiatives with technology practicalities. Those initiatives included NOx and particulate requirements for heavy-duty engines. Her experiences with the United States regulatory process aided her similar work in Europe, China and India. She oversaw Cummins’ participation in the development of several automotive regulations for the commercial vehicle and equipment markets, and then oversaw the implementation of these regulations through the technical work inside the company. During her tenure at Cummins, she served terms as Chair for the Engine Manufacturers Association and the Mobile Source Technical Review Subcommittee of the Clear Air Advisory Committee. Since retiring from Cummins, Mrs. Vujovich has co-chaired the Health Effects Institute Special Committee on Emerging Technology whose work culminated in the publication, The Future of Vehicle Fuels and Technologies: Anticipating Health Benefits and Challenges. She has in addition served as adjunct faculty at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Mrs Vujovich has an undergraduate degree in Teaching of the Earth Sciences and a master’s degree in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois. She attended the Yale executive management program.
Mr. John Woodrooffe
University of Michigan

John Woodrooffe retired in 2016 from University of Michigan Transportation Institute (UMTRI) where he headed the Transportation Safety Analytics and is Director of the Commercial Vehicle Research and Policy Program. He was further responsible for the Center for National Truck and Bus Statistics, which conducts nationwide surveys of Trucks Involved in Fatal Accidents (TIFA) and Buses Involved in Fatal Accidents (BIFA), and the Statistical Analysis Group, which performs analytical modeling and conducts research to advance statistical methods for road and vehicle safety analysis. He is an international expert on policy and safety evaluation of large vehicles in large vehicles including stability and control, accident reconstruction, vehicle productivity, fuel use and environmental impact. He has participated in many large international technical projects and has been a member of vehicle-related OECD technical expert working groups, most recently the OECD / JTRC project entitled “Heavy Vehicles: Regulatory, Operational and Productivity Improvements”. This Paris based International Task Force examined regulatory concepts and future truck technology and for sustainable road transport. Prior to joining UMTRI, Mr. Woodrooffe founded the Road Vehicle Research Program at the National Research Council of Canada and developed it into a successful, internationally-active heavy truck research laboratory. He was a consultant to Australia's National Road Transport Commission for a unique three-year performance-based standards development project that produced a new performance-based regulatory system for large vehicle combinations. Mr. Woodrooffe holds master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Ottawa.
Dr. Martin Zimmerman
University of Michigan

Martin Zimmerman retired in 2017 as the Ford Motor Company Clinical Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan. His career has spanned academia, government and business. He served as chief economist as well as group vice president at Ford Motor Company, where he was responsible for corporate economics, governmental affairs, environmental and safety engineering and corporate social responsibility. Before joining Ford, he taught at the Sloan School of Management at MIT and at the business school at the University of Michigan. He served on the National Commission on Energy Policy and also served as a Senior Staff Economist on the President's Council of Economic Advisors and as a member of the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office. He is presently the Chair of the Board of the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research is concerned with energy policy, government regulation of business and economic developments in the automotive industry. Professor Zimmerman earned a Ph.D. in economics from MIT and the A.B. degree from Dartmouth College.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Effective May 15, 2015, the committee membership has changed with the resignation of David F. Merrion.
Effective February 17, 2017, the committee membership has changed with the resignation of Amelia Regan.


Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Gary Rogers

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 expertise in design of medium- and heavy-duty engines using computer simulations.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Mr Gary Rogers is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest because the firm of which he is CEO has consulting relationships with makers of medium- and heavy-duty truck engines.

Mr.Rogers is president and chief executive officer of FEV, Inc., a firm which provides engineering design and engine testing services to the automotive industry, makers of truck engines, and government agencies. He has extensive experience and specialized expertise in the use of computer simulations in the design and development of advanced engine and power train systems, including homogeneous and direct-injected gasoline engines, high-speed direction injection passenger car diesel engines, heavy-duty diesel engines, hybrid vehicle systems, gas turbines, pumps, and compressors. We believe that Mr. Rogers can 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 with the equivalent specialized technical knowledge as Mr. Rogers who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this potential conflict is unavoidable.

NOTE: Effective October 2013, Mr Rogers is no longer an employee of FEV.

Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Dan Hancock

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 expertise in how fuel efficient technologies may be integrated into manufacturing processes and other issues associated with technology implementation and who furthermore has held leadership positions in the truck and engine manufacturing industry.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Mr. Dan Hancock is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that he has a conflict of interest because owns non-deminimis amount of stock in General Motors Corporation, which makes pick-up trucks and medium-duty truck engines.

Mr. Hancock has more than 30 years’ experience in the truck supplier industry, including a stint leading General Motor’s diesel powertrain business line. He has had managerial responsibility for the development and deployment of engine technologies at all stage of the value chain: from research to product design and development, manufacturing and deployment. As such, he is uniquely well-positioned to judge the feasibility of technological options for complying with fuel economy standards. We believe that Mr. Hancock can 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 with the equivalent combination of practical experience and expertise as Mr. Hancock who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this potential conflict is unavoidable.


Disclosure of Conflict of Interest: Christine Vujovich

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 expertise in regulatory compliance and who has served in leadership positions in the truck engine manufacturing industry.

To meet the need for this expertise and experience, Ms. Christine Vujovich is proposed for appointment to the committee even though we have concluded that she has a conflict of interest because owns non-deminimis amount of stock in Cummins Inc, a maker of medium- and heavy-duty truck engines.

Ms. Vujovich has 31 years’ experience with Cummins Inc, including service as vice president for environmental policy. She oversaw Cummins’s participation in the development of several automotive regulations and subsequently saw-through the technical implementation of these inside the company. In the 1980s, this included leading the company through the implementation of the reauthorization of the Clean Air Act, one of the major regulatory regimes in-force in the United States. As such, she is uniquely qualified in understanding how regulatory requirements are translated into technical specifications and products. We believe that Ms. Vujovich can 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 with the equivalent combination of practical experience and expertise as Ms. Vujovich who does not have a similar conflict of interest. Therefore, we have concluded that this potential conflict is unavoidable.

Events



Location:

Conference Call
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:  Janki Patel
Contact Email:  jpatel@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3193

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:

Andy Brown (chair)
Rodica Baranescu
Tom Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Michael Hanemann
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Mike Roeth
Gary Rogers
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
and Marty Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Executive summary of report, planning for external report review, and work plan for completion of report.

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

none.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 22, 2017


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:  LaNita Jones
Contact Email:  ljones@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Inez Azevedo (by telephone)
Rodica Baranescu (by telephone)
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark (by telephone)
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig (by telephone)
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers (by telephone)
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Executive summary of report
Planning for external report review
Work plan for completion of report

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 12, 2016


Location:

Video conference
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:  LaNita Jones
Contact Email:  ljones@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

Agenda
OPEN SESSION AGENDA September 28, 2016

1pm - 3pm NHTSA representative (to-be-determined)
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:

Andrew Brown(chair)
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Charles Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

presentations made during open session
draft of the report
plans for project completion
additional information needs

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 30, 2016


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Web-conference
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:  Martin Offutt
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
The following attended via web-conference
Inez Azevedo
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of the committee’s report
Findings and recommendations
Timeline to completion of report

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 03, 2016


Location:

Full Committee Virtual Session
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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed to the public in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Inez Azevedo
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman



The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of the committee’s report
Findings and recommendations
Timeline to completion of report

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 03, 2016


Location:

Full Committee Virtual Session
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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed to the public in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Inez Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of the committee’s report
Findings and recommendations
Timeline to completion of report

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

none.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 03, 2016


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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
March 16, 2016 - Tentative Open Session

CANCELED AS OF 3/16/16
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Inez Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich (via teleconference)
John Woodrooffe (via teleconference)
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of the committee’s report
Findings and recommendations
Timeline to completion of report


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 05, 2016


Location:

Full Committee Virtual Session
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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
20 F Street Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes



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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Inez Azevedo (via teleconference)
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Writing assignments
Preliminary drafts of the report
Plans for remainder of study


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 09, 2015


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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Discussion of Draft Regulatory Impact Analysis
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

General Motors Global Headquarters
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan 48265

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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on June 11, 2015, from 8:30 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda


PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRESENTATION BELOW WAS CANCELLED ON JUNE 15, 2015, BUT IT IS NOW RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 17, 2015 AT 8:30 A.M. VIA TELECONFERENCE. PLEASE CONTACT LINDA CASOLA FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - NAS Board Room

3:00 PM [TENTATIVE -- this may be moved to June 17, please check back]
Volpe Center Study of Truck Safety

4:00 PM
Adjourn open session
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Amelia Regan (via teleconference)
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
John Woodrooffe


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Writing assignments
Recent site visits
Plans for remainder of study


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 29, 2015


Location:

Michelin North America Headquarters
515 Michelin Road
Greenville, SC 29605

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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on June 11, 2015, from 8:30 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

1000 Chrysler Drive
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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-1378

Agenda
Note: The data gathering session to be held on June 9, 2015, 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
David Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman (via teleconference)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Outline of the committee’s report
Engine and vehicle modeling
Timeline to completion of report


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 26, 2015


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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - Keck 201

10:15 a.m.
Welcome from the Chair

10:20 a.m.
Ramesh Pankajakshan, Research Professor, UT-Chattanooga

11:20 a.m.
Jose Holguin-Veras, Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (via teleconference)

12:20 p.m.
Scott Greene, Economist, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

1:00 p.m.
Break

1:15 p.m.
Heather Klemick and Elizabeth Kopits, EPA Center for Environmental Economics

2:00 p.m.
Summary of site visit to UMTRI's Safety Pilot Model Deployment on July 30, 2014
Andy Brown, Chair, Committee on the Assessment of Technologies and Approaches for Reducing the Fuel Consumption of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2

2:15 p.m.
Adjourn Open Session


Thursday, December 4, 2014 - Keck 201

9:00 a.m.
Michael Howenstein, Executive Director: Strategic Controls, Allison Transmission

9:20 a.m.
Mihai Dorobontu, Director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton Vehicle Group

9:40 a.m.
Bart Mancini, Senior Principal Systems Engineer, BAE Systems

10:00 a.m.
Paul Chambon, Research Engineer, Energy and Transportation Science Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10:20 a.m.
David Kayes, Executive Engineer, Daimler Trucks North America (via teleconference)

11:00 a.m.
Ken Katz, Lead CAFE Engineer, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

11:20 a.m.
Break

12:00 p.m.
Dan Murray, Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute

12:45 p.m.
Adjourn Open Session
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:

Andrew Brown (Chair)
Ines Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Tom Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock (via teleconference)
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Mike Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Recent site visits
Presentations during open session
Outline of the report
Timeline and writing assignments


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 12, 2014


Location:

Ford Motor Co.
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
The data gathering session to be held on November 5, 2014, from 9:00 am – 3:00 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
July 29, 2014

8:45 a.m.
Welcome from the Chair

9:00 a.m.
Darren Gosbee, Director, Advanced Engineering and Calibration, Navistar International Corporation

9:45 a.m.
Dr. David Gorsich, Chief Scientist, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)

10:30 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m.
Aymeric Rousseau, Manager, Systems Modeling and Control Group, Argonne National Laboratory

11:30 a.m.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Transportation and Air Quality

12:15 p.m.
Break

1:00 p.m.
John Maddox, Director, Collaborative Program Strategies, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

1:15 p.m.
Stephen Boyd, co-founder and Vice President, External Affairs, Peloton Technology

1:30 p.m.
Dr. Myra Blanco, Group Leader, Safety and Human Factors Engineering,
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

1:45 p.m.
Concluding Discussion

2:00 p.m.
Michael Chan, Engineer, Tetra Tech
Thomas Reinhart, Program Manager, Engine Design & Development, Southwest Research Institute

3:00 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Dr. Todd Sax, Assistant Chief, Mobile Source Control Division, California Air Resources Board

3:30 p.m.
Anthony Greszler, Vice President, Government and Industry Relations, Volvo Trucks North America

3:45 p.m.
Gary Salemme, Director, Advanced Engineering Systems Integration,
Cummins, Inc.

4:00 p.m.
Dr. Timothy Johnson, Director, Emerging Technologies and Regulations, Corning Environmental Technologies, Corning

4:15 p.m.
Dr. James Parks, Group Leader, Emissions and Catalysis Research Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

4:30 p.m.
Concluding Discussion

5:00 p.m.
Adjourn Open Session


July 30, 2014 - University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute: McCormick Conference Room 131

3:00 p.m.
Mobility Transformation Center Overview

3:20 p.m.
Discussion of Connected Technology enabling fuel consumption improvements

4:00 p.m.
Adjourn

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:

Andrew Brown (Chair)
Ines Azevedo (via teleconference)
Rodica Baranescu
Tom Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Mike Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Presentations from the open, information-gathering session
Plans for future meetings
Outline of the report
Assignments


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 04, 2014


Location:

20 F Street, NW Conference Center
20 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 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:  Linda Casola
Contact Email:  lcasola@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
June 4, 2014

9:00 am
Chris Yakes, Vice President - Corporate Engineering, Oshkosh Corporation

9:45 am
Eric Woods, Vice President, Supply Chain – Fleet, Waste Management Inc.

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am
David Kayes, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Daimler Trucks North America LLC

11:30 am
Tony Greszler, Volvo Group Truck Product Planning

12:15 pm
Discussion

12:30 pm
Adjourn open session

June 5, 2014

11:00 am
Alan Korn, Meritor WABCO

11:45 am
Bill Van Amburg, CalSTART

12:30 pm
Adjourn open session
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Tom Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Tina Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Outline of the final report and assignments
Data-gathering needs
Plans for future meetings


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 13, 2014


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:  -

Agenda
April 28, 2014

12:45pm
All of the Above – a Multipronged Approach to Fuel Efficiency
Randy Mullet, Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs, Con-way Inc.

1:45pm
Walmart Transportation Efficiency
Elizabeth Fretheim, Director, Business Strategy & Sustainability, Walmart

2:30pm
FedEx Fuel Economy and Sustainability Improvements
Tom Griffin, Chief Engineer Global Vehicles, FedEx Express

3:15pm
Break

3:30pm
Mike O'Connell, Sr. Director Fleet Supply Chain, Pepsico

4:15pm
Kenny Vieth, President, ACT Research Co., LLC

5:00pm
Adjourn Open Session

April 29, 2014

8:35am
NHTSA Fuel Efficiency Project Update
Thomas Reinhart, Southwest Research Institute

9:45am
Shorty Whittington, President, Grammer Industries—via audioconference

10:30am
Adjourn Open Session

2:00pm -- open session
Detailed Engine and Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Simulation Results
Thomas Reinhart, Southwest Research Institute

4:00pm
Adjourn Open Session

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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Daniel Hancock
W. Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
David Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Charles Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Martin Zimmerman (via teleconference)

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of the presentations on trucking fleets
Review of the study statement of work
Assignments given to committee members
Data-gathering needs
Plans for future meetings


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 01, 2014


Location:

Cummins Technical Center
Columbus, IN
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 to be held on April 23, 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Allison Global Headquarters
Indianapolis, IN
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 to be held on April 2222014, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 p.m., 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).
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



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:  -

Agenda
This meeting will be closed in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown (chair)
Ines Azevedo
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers (via teleconference)
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Findings and recommendations in the report.
Committee comments on the draft report.
Future meetings.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 06, 2014


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:  202-334-3344

Agenda
November 21, 2013

2:15 "Test Methods for Truck Tire Rolling Resistance & Reducing Fuel Consumption of M-D and H-D Vehicles" [via WebEx]; Stan Lew, Industry Standards & Government Regulations, Michelin North America, Inc.

3:00 "Demonstrated Efficiency of the Achates Power OP2S Engine"
David M. Johnson, President and CEO, achatesPOWER

3:45 "Transmission Technology and Fuel Consumption"
Michael Howenstein; Executive Director: Strategic Controls; and
Deborah Gordon, Executive Director: Business Planning and Program Management; Allison Transmission, Inc.

4:30 Presentation; Jay Spears, Director, Standards and Regulation; and Curtis Decker, Continental Tire

5:15 Adjourn open session

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:

Andrew Brown
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant (via teleconference)
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers (via teleconference)
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Findings and recommendations in the report
Committee comments on the draft report
Future meetings


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 02, 2013


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:  -
Contact Phone:  202-334-3344

Agenda
The meeting will be closed in its entirety.
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:

Andrew Brown
Ines Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Outline and drafting of the report
Information needs
Future meetings

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 11, 2013


Location:

Hyatt Regency Sacramento; Golden State Room
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
JULY 31, 2013

Open session begins at 930am today:
9:30 CalHEAT Technology Roadmap
Fred Silver and Tom Brotherton, CalSTART
10:30 Dan Sperling, Member, California Air Resources Board; Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis
11:30 Natural Gas-Fueled Engines
Tim Frazier, Director of Engineering, Cummins-Westport
12:30 Working lunch
1:00 Mark Allen, Director of Global Energy, Mass, and Aerodynamics, GM
Barbara Kiss, Manager, Vehicle Efficiency & Energy Policy, GM
2:00 Spencer Richley, Policy and Regulatory Associate, Clean Energy
3:00 Adjourn open session


AUGUST 1, 2013

8:45 "Transforming Transportation: the Air Quality Need for Zero Emission Technologies"; Matt Miyasato, Deputy Director, South Coast Air Quality Management District
9:30 "AB 118 program: alternative to diesel fuels; alternative fuels infrastructure"; Janea Scott, Commissioner, California Energy Commission
10:15 "Legislation in California: Past and Present"; Henry Stern, Principal Consultant, Senator Fran Pavley, Energy & Environmental Policy
11:00 Break
11:15 "Transmission perspectives for the Phase 2 GHG rule"; Mihai Dorobontu, Director, Technology planning and Government Affairs, Eaton Vehicle Group
12:00 "Regulatory options for trailers: a manufacturer’s perspective"; Jeff Bennett, Vice President, Engineering; Utility Trailer
12:45 "Trailer Technologies for Increased Heavy-Duty Vehicle Efficiency: Technical, Market, and Policy Considerations"; Ben Sharpe, Senior Researcher, ICCT
1:30 Adjourn open session
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:

Andrew Brown
Ines Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Dan Hancock
Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
Marty Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Additional data gathering needs.

Outline of the report.

Plans for future meetings.

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
August 30, 2013


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:  202-334-3344

Agenda
JUNE 20
9:15 SwRI work in support of NHTSA and its relevance to NAS study
Thomas Reinhart, Southwest Research Institute
11:00 Heavy Duty Greenhouse Gas from a Full-Line Manufacturer’s Perspective
Ken McAlinden, Advanced Heavy-Duty Regulations Supervisor, Ford Motor Co.
11:45 An Integrated, Heavy-Duty Vehicle Approach to GHG Regulation
Sam McLaughlin, External Research Manager, North American Region – Volvo Group Truck Technology
12:30 Working lunch
1:00 Fleet Operations and Fuel Consumption
Mike Roeth and Paul Menig
1:45 Use of Models (i.e., GEM) for Certification and Compliance
Speaker TBD, EPA/OTAQ
3:45 Break
4:00 OEM experience with GHG Phase 1 and recommendations for Phase 2
Michael Christianson, Daimler Trucks North America
4:45 Use of Vehicle Modeling in Engine Development at Cummins
Dr. Wayne Eckerle, Vice President - Research and Technology Integration, Cummins Inc
Gary Salemme, Director - Advanced Engineering Systems Integration, Cummins Inc.
5:30 Engine models and maps being used in truck simulation
Nigel Clark, UWVa
6:15 Adjourn
6:15 Reception


JUNE 21

Closed sessions only.
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:

Andrew Brown
Ines Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. Plans for upcoming meetings
2. Presentations made in previous day's open session
3. Formation of subgroups

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 26, 2013


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:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Closed sessions only
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:

Andrew Brown
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
Daniel Hancock
David Merrion
Charles Salter

By phone:
Rodica Baranescu
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Christine Vujovich

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

1. committee composition and balance
2. outline of report
3. plans for future meetings

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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 16, 2013


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:  -

Agenda
Members of the Public who wish to attend the open sessions MUST register at:

http://www8.nationalacademies.org/EventRegistration/public/Register.aspx?event=D42C2709

20 March--Room 201
10:45 Jim Tamm, chief, Fuel Economy Division, NHTSA
12:00 Matthew Spears, U.S. EPA, Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ)
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Ken Howden, DOE Office of Vehicle Technology
14:00 John Wall, CTO, Cummins
14:45 Greg Fadler, Director, Fuel Efficiency Center of Excellence, Navistar
15:30 Break
15:45 David Kayes, executive engineer, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, Daimler
16:30 Nic Lutsey, International Council on Clean Transportation
17:15 adjourn open session

21 March--Room 201
9:45 William van Amburg, Senior Vice President, CALSTART
10:30 Timothy Blubaugh, Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA)
11:15 Sandeep Kar, Global Director--Commercial Vehicle Research, Frost & Sullivan
12:00 Lunch
13:00 adjourn open session
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:

Andrew Brown
Ines Azevedo
Rodica Baranescu
Thomas Cackette
Nigel Clark
Ron Graves
W. Michael Hanemann
Winston Harrington
Gary Marchant
Paul Menig
Dave Merrion
Amelia Regan
Michael Roeth
Gary Rogers (via WebEx)
Chuck Salter
Christine Vujovich
John Woodrooffe
Marty Zimmerman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of plans for future meetings. Discussion of areas for future speakers. Discussion of the statement of task. Discussion of committee composition and balance.

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 28, 2013

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