In Istanbul, the seventh edition of the ‘International Automotive Engineering Conference – IAEC’ was held, which brings together local and foreign experts in their fields in Turkey every year. Sabancı University hosted this year’s two-day conference, the main theme of which is sustainability. Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OIB), Automotive Industry Association (OSD), Automotive Technology Platform (OTEP), Vehicle Supply Manufacturers Association (TAYSAD) in cooperation with the American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International ) and Organized under the golden patronage of Tofaş , the organization hosted many experts from Turkey and the world. Silver sponsors of the event were Tisan and A2MAC1, while Cavo, Infotron and Vestel supported the conference with bronze sponsorship.
“IAEC’22″ with the main theme of “Sustainability”
The International Automotive Engineering Conference – IAEC 2022 was opened by Prof. Dr. Gunduz Ulusoy, a member of the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Sabancı University.
Emphasizing that the main goal for climate change is to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees above the pre-industrial period, Ulusoy said: “To achieve this goal, it is vital to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. The industry Automotive industry has a critical role to play in achieving this goal. Exhaust emissions from cars, trucks, and light commercial vehicles make up about 0 percent of the carbon emissions of all mobility. This corresponds to 75 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year. In other words, it’s about 6 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Even these few statistics are enough to show us how the auto industry and sustainability are intertwined. In this sense, it is necessary to try to interpret and influence sustainability in the automotive industry not as limitations that must be met through laws and regulations, but as elements of change, a new environment in which the industry can develop. and sustain your life. We can say that this process of change is the biggest transformation in the automotive industry since the transition to mass production at the beginning of the 20th century. This transformation brings opportunities as well as risks. New playgrounds are opening for those who can benefit,” he said.
Stating that they added a session called Formula Student to the program of the second day to spark students’ interest in the sector and motivate them, Prof. Dr. Gündüz Ulusoy noted that student teams from 4 universities had the opportunity to exhibit their research works. electric cars. until the end of the conference.
“We only have 20 years to transform ourselves!”
Speaking after the opening, Frank Menchaca, SAE International’s Head of Sustainable Mobility Solutions, said sustainability is critically important to the future of mobility. Expressing that there has been a big change in the industry with technologies like electrification, Frank Menchaca said: “This changes everything. Supply chain, engineering, and even business are changing the way we run and run our companies. If we consider the last industrial revolution; It started around 1700. We had 250 years to live through the last industrial revolution. We have 20 years to experience this transformation! “This is a great challenge, but also a great opportunity,” he said.
“The use of coal should end in 2030”
Emphasizing that the sector with the highest greenhouse gas emissions in the US, with 2020 percent, according to data from 27, is transportation, Frank Menchaca said:
“This proportion should be 25 percent worldwide. The challenge ahead is to take over this transportation sector and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. This is a huge task. We also have a number of tools to consider this. Like electricity, hydrogen, biofuels and biomass. And then we have to think about the infrastructure that will be needed. We have separated our thinking here. About how to do it. I will describe the different ways to reach net zero. There is high electricity. So we really got used to real EVs very easily. Electricity uses renewable energy. And then there is the status quo, which is not acceptable! We have several different scenarios. Net zero emissions can be achieved by using each of these tools and each of these pathways. The key point here is; There have to be some very big key changes in the United States. We should have stopped using coal by 2030. Natural gas is one of the most important export items from the US. We need to reduce that by 2040. We need to increase our share of renewable energy. If we talk about high electrification, it means 76 percent less oil and gas compared to 2020. If there is slightly less high electrification; it is 64 percent less. It also decreases as the proportion of renewable energy increases. It drops to 56 percent. If it is purely renewable energy, there is very little fossil fuel left. This is a sea change for me. It is as radical a change as the first industrial revolution that began in 1750.”
“The biggest problem is the charging infrastructure!”
Expressing that there are approximately 2020 million electric vehicles in the USA in 5.2, Frank Menchaca affirmed that this means only a 2 percent share. Emphasizing that the number of electric vehicles will reach 2.03 billion in 49 and increase their share to 17 percent, Menchaca said, “2.04 billion units and 204 percent share in 64, and 2.05 billion electric vehicles in 328 to reach to net zero. This is more than the total number of vehicles currently. In other words, we have a big challenge ahead of us and we as SAE are trying to contribute to the solution of many problems that come with it.”
Stating that there is a problem of not being able to charge 25-30 percent at charging stations in the US, Frank Menchaca said: “I mean, think about this, we are all used to going to the gas pump. to get gasoline, but we can’t imagine the pump running at 75 percent! But there is a reality in the US that charging infrastructure fails at a rate of 30 percent. There are many unclassified error codes. One such company summed it up as follows. If we don’t fix it, no matter how good our plan is, none of our plans will come to fruition because consumers won’t accept electric vehicles. That is, if there is 5 percent left, it does not work when it should be working in our vehicle and when we go to a charging station; How can you trust him? he said.
“Circular economy tackled!”
Next, the IAEC 2022 continued with the session entitled “Circular Economy”. Director of Master’s Programs and Certificate of Data Analysis of the Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU), Prof. Dr. In the session moderated by Ayşe Başar; Indra Sas CEO Loic-Bey Badge, SSAB Southern Europe, FR & TRMEA Sales Director Pedro M. Rodriguez, MHP Management -und IT- Bertaung GmbH Head of Sustainability and Mobility Transformation Dr. Thilo Greshake and EXITCOM General Manager Murat Ilgar participated as panelists.
Then, the session “Environmental Impact (Carbon Neutral and Product Life Cycle)” by the Deputy Director of the CARF Center of Boğaziçi University, Prof. Dr. Nilgün Kıran Cılız, was held. In this session, Dr. Wulf Peter Schmidt, Director of Sustainability Advanced Regulations and Product Compliance at Ford-Werke GmhB, Martin Rothbart, Senior Product Manager Energy and Sustainability at AVL, Ersin Öztürk, Head of Digital Transformation and Sustainability de Bosch, and Jean, Manager of External Relations and Sustainable Development of the VALEO Group. -Baptiste Burtscher also participated as a panelist. The first day of the conference ended with a session entitled “Digital transformation today and predictions for the future”.
The panelists of the last session are METU-Science and Technology Policy Research Center and faculty member of the Department of Economics Prof. Dr. Erkan Erdil, Head of the METU BİLTIR Center Prof. Dr. Mustafa İlhan Gökler, Head of Engineering of Advanced Systems at Fraunhofer IAO Research Department and Head of PDM/PLM Consulting Center Dipl. – Ing Mehmet Kürümlüoğlu and MEXT Technology Center Group Director Efe Erdem.
“Day two at IAEC 2022!”
Second day of the IAEC 2022; At the same time, the chairman of the conference is the member of the faculty of Sabancı University, Prof. Dr. He started with the speech of Gündüz Ulusoy. Then, as a keynote speaker, McKinsey Company partner and EMEA region automotive and digital manufacturing leader, Andras Kadocsa, gave an assessment entitled “Automotive Industry on the Path to Sustainability”.
Subsequently, the session was held under the title “Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure”, moderated by the director of the Istanbul International Energy and Climate Center (IICEC) of Sabancı University, Bora Şekip Güray. In this session, the CEO of Hydrogen Europe, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, the director of the Fraunhofer Institute IAO and head of the Research Division of Smart Energy and Mobility Solutions, Dr. –Ing Danielem Stetter, the director of software and electronic systems of Ford Otosan, Alper Tekeli, and ACEA Director of Mobility and Sustainable Transport, Petr Dolejsi, took part as panelists.
The first event of the afternoon was Formula Student. Member of the Faculty of Yıldız Technical University Assoc. Dr. The program inaugurated by Alp Tekin Ergenç continued with the tests that included YTU Racing Team, ITU Racing Team, Fırat Racing Team and Sabancı Motorsport.
The last session of the second day and of the day was carried out under the title of “Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure”. It was moderated by Prof. Dr. Günay Anlaş, Member of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Boğaziçi University, Fev Europe GmbH Department Manager Electric Mobility Systems Dr. –Ing Rene Savelsberg, Senior R&D Program Manager from Vestel Görkem Özvural, WAT Mobility Energy Management Solutions Business Unit Leader Okan Cicimen participated as panelists. The conference was closed by Sabancı University faculty member and conference chair, Prof. Dr. Gunduz Ulusoy.