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AABTAM Symposium
Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market
Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10, 2011

Advanced Automotive Battery Conferences

AABC Europe 2011 – AABTAM Symposium

Session 3:
Energy-Storage Solutions for HEVs

From 42V to 360V, automakers are working on various mild, moderate, and strong hybrid architectures, with the aim to provide the greatest benefit at the lowest possible cost. While Li-Ion batteries are gaining market share over NiMH at the high end of the spectrum, energy-storage solutions for systems with lower voltage (42 to 140V) are in flux, with advanced lead acid, lead acid/EC capacitor combinations, and Lithium Ion competing to expand. A great deal of development is expected in the coming years; automakers, system integrators, and hybrid battery developers will give us a taste of what is to come.


Heinz-Willi Vassen
Heinz-Willi Vassen, Manager Energy and Storage Systems, Audi AG


Mr. Vassen has been manager of energy and storage systems at Audi since 2006. He joined Audi AG in 1999 as diagnostics engineer and became manager of gateway ECU and data buses in 2004. Mr. Vassen studied electrical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, Germany and was a system engineer of engine control at Mannesmann VDO AG between 1997 and 1999.

  1. From Micro- to Mild-Hybrid Vehicle Architectures and Battery Solution Options
    Heinz-Willi Vassen, Manager Energy and Storage Systems, Audi AG
  2. The Development of Advanced Lead/Acid Batteries for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Applications
    Geoffrey May, Director, FOCUS Consulting
  3. Smart Module & Pack Design for Automotive Batteries
    Volker Hennige, Director Global Battery Competence Team, AVL List
  4. Energy-Storage Systems and Battery Management Electronics for Automotive Applications
    Peter Birke, Head of Battery Module & Electromechanics Senior Technical Expert Battery Technology, Continental AG
  5. Luxury Hybrid Architectures and Energy-Storage Requirements and Solutions
    Paul Bostock, Technical Specialist, Hybrid Strategy and Integration, Jaguar / Land Rover Product Development
  6. Standardization of Li-Ion Cells for Automotive
    Matthias Ullrich, Manager, Volkswagen AG
  7. Choosing Optimized Cell and Pack Designs for the Various Advanced Automotive Battery Applications
    Christian Kuper, Global Director Systems & Mechanical Design, Johnson Controls-Saft