Upcoming LCVTP Event

Cool ideas for a hot topic: Thermal Efficiency in Low Carbon Vehicles

A Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project Conference on High Efficiency Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) and System Cooling

Tuesday 4 October 2011 (8:30am – 4:30pm)
The TechnoCentre, Puma Way, Coventry

Thermal management systems are crucial to the durability and comfort of today’s vehicles. They keep our cars’ engines cool, our windscreens demisted during winter and they ensure the interior is a comfortable temperature at all times, whether it’s hot or cold outside.

With the dawn of zero-emission transport, however, a new challenge faces vehicle manufacturers. While the internal combustion engine could itself generate the heat required to warm a car’s cabin or power its air conditioning system, in EVs it is the battery – the same power source that drives the car – which must provide the energy for the thermal demands of the user and the powertrain. This can have a major effect on the range capability of the vehicle.

Cool Ideas for a Hot Topic: Thermal Efficiency in Low Carbon Vehicles brings together key industry figures and leading academics to review the latest findings in the thermal efficiency work stream of the £29 million Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project, and discuss how they can influence the development of zero-emission transport in the 21st century through:

  • The advancement of electronics cooling methodology (circuit design, test and control)
  • The implementation of electric powered air conditioning
  • Using air conditioning for battery cooling
  • Efficient methods of heating
  • Improving cabin thermal efficiency
  • Passenger comfort and HVAC control
  • HVAC sensors location research

For automotive industry professionals, including and especially suppliers, the conference presents an opportunity not only to network with the LCVTP partners and other delegates, but also to provide feedback to the project from your area of expertise.

Disseminating Partners: WMG (University of Warwick); Coventry University; MIRA; Jaguar Land Rover; Tata Motors European Technical Centre; Ricardo.

Registration and more details: Coventry University event website

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