Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), BorgWarner
Hakan Yilmaz is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BorgWarner. In this role, Yilmaz oversees the company’s corporate advanced engineering, portfolio strategy and market research teams to ensure BorgWarner’s technical portfolio continues to lead the industry and meet current and future market needs. Prior to joining BorgWarner, Yilmaz spent more than 15 years at Robert Bosch, where he held several engineering, strategy and executive positions in the US and Europe with increasing responsibilities. Most recently, he was the vice president, global head of powertrain systems and advanced engineering. Before his time at Bosch, Yilmaz gained engineering experience at Volvo Car Corporation and other European-based companies. Yilmaz earned master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering management from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Middle East Technical University in Turkey.
Future trends and challenges for traction electrical machines
As vehicle electrification increases so does the need for a wide variety of electrical architectures suited to various customer needs. Aside from the battery, transmission and power electronics components this includes a multitude of machines optimally designed for different applications and positions in the propulsion system. The requirements, constraints and optimization targets considered during the design of an electrical machine vary significantly between the architectures and applications. Moreover, considerations regarding commonality, manufacturability, existing production capacity and scalability can guide design decisions to reduce costs and time to market. BorgWarner has developed a wide portfolio of electrical machines suited for most automotive propulsion architectures through a combination of extensive knowledge of electrical machine design and optimization, high fill factor winding technologies well suited for mass production and deep system level understanding of the application requirements. This keynote will address some of the architectural considerations and outline current and future trends for vehicle electrification and the electrical machine they require.
Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt, PhD
Head of Innovation R&D, Scania
Chairman of Executive Board,
Swedish Electromobility Centre (SEC)
Nils-Gunnar Vågstedt is managing the innovation activities and processes at Scania, a world leading company on trucks and buses. He obtained his PhD in Vehicle Dynamics from Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, in 1995. He has 25 years of working experiences at Scania to lead research and development covering mechanical, electrical, active safety and other aspects. In the last decade, he dedicated himself to inspiriting and managing the development of electric and hybrid powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles. Nils-Gunnar is active in promoting the national academic research on transport electrification in Sweden and acts as the chairman of the executive board of Swedish Electromobility Centre (SEC) in the last 5 years. He is also engaged in international standardization work and is co-chair in SAE J2954 wireless charging group for commercial vehicles. Nils-Gunnar has been involved in many important innovation projects at Scania and holds patents in the area of brake systems, electronics systems, and electrification solutions.
Architecting the future of sustainable powertrain
Electrification with efficient e-powertrains is spreading through the whole spectrum of applications of goods and people transportation, including those for heavy and long-distance commercial operation. Electrified powertrain solutions blend in, spreading from micro hybrid, via hybrid and plugins to full electric and electric roads. Batteries as well as fuel cell and hydrogen will be parts of the design puzzle. One thing will be in common; all of the electrified powertrains will use electric machines. The transition speed over to these solutions heavily relates to total cost for the operation. But the transition may as well be both hindered and accelerated by competing and new functionality. When designing efficient electrical machines for heavy goods and people transportation, other design criteria than usually applied to automotive need to be considered too. In order to handle the still diverse toolbox of potential solutions, Scania incorporate a core feature in its approach to innovation: modularity. This keynote aims to address the drivers for multitude of solutions for e-powertrains and how modularity may maximize the possibility to offer the customer a dedicated solution.