KALAMAZOO, Mich. … Tom Stover, chief technology officer for diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation’s Vehicle Group, will be a key presenter at the AutomotiveWorld.com Commercial Vehicle Innovation Summit, September 26 – 28, in Washington, D.C. The summit will focus on the technologies and strategies currently being implemented by major truck makers, engine manufacturers and component suppliers to meet the nation’s first national fuel efficiency and greenhouse gases standards, which go into effect in 2014.
On Tuesday, September 27, Stover will present “Commercial Vehicle Fuel Efficiency in the Post-Rule Era: a Powertrain Manufacturer’s View.” The presentation will include Eaton solutions covering:
- Transmission automation, intelligent controls, and managing vehicle operators.
- Improving the value proposition of hybrid systems in commercial vehicles.
- Supercharging and variable valve timing engine enhancements that enable fuel efficiency.
"The new standards provide important incentives that will serve as a catalyst for deploying new fuel-efficient technologies such as hybrids and advanced powertrains," Stover said. "Eaton stands ready to provide solutions that will help our customers achieve operational savings and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to lead this discussion at the Innovation Summit.”
Mihai Dorobantu, senior manager, Eaton Vehicle Technologies and Innovation, will also be presenting at the summit on Sept. 27. His presentation is titled “Next Generation Hybrids: Challenges and Opportunities” and will focus on:
- How high costs are proving to be a major barrier in hybrid development.
- Cost reduction solutions based on increased volumes with passenger car volumes for batteries providing some support.
- How reducing costs will drive development in terms of architecture and solutions, as well as form new commercial relationships and partnerships.
On September 28, Keith Wright, global product director, Eaton Automated Transmissions, will present “Commercializing Fuel Efficient Transmissions.” His presentation will focus on:
- Global market dynamics that will increase the focus on fuel-efficient automated transmissions, and meeting truck manufacturer and end-user expectations.
- Technology developments that enable fuel efficient transmissions and drivelines.
Also on September 28, Philip Wetzel, senior engineer, Eaton Superchargers will present “Down-speeding with Performance.” His presentation will focus on:
- Supercharger & Turbocharger compound boosting systems for diesel engines.
- How superchargers allow aggressive down-speeding to reduce fuel consumption while maintaining performance.
- How turbochargers on engines preserves steady state fuel economy.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2010 sales of $13.7 billion. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
(248) 226-7191, JamesParks@Eaton.com