International Conference on the Transformation Process in Fluid and Energy Systems in Cars and Trucks

May 7 - 8, 2024 in Fürstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany


Under the headline " in transition", the transformation process in the field of fluid and energy systems will be discussed at the next conference in May 2024. A new conference concept provides for a joint presentation block as well as topic-specific parallel sessions. This is intended to take account of the diversity of the new topics without losing losing focus on the common aspects. The accompanying exhibition will be a further connecting element.

In addition to a plenary part with general topics, the program includes parallel sessions on the following topics:

→ Tank systems for hydrogen (gaseous and liquid)
→ Battery enclosures / energy storage cases for electrified vehicles (without battery cells)
→ Active cleaning systems (camera and sensor cleaning systems)

Download Program Flyer (pdf)


Registration & Information

Conference Management 
Ute Alius
Westendstr. 160,
80339 Munich, Germany
T +49 89 5791 1647
[email protected]

Please click here to register formally

The Conference Program

Plenary Session

May 7, 2024 - 09:30 to 13:15

Development Strategies in the Transformation Process

The revolution of  powertrains for the future: how to charge, store and supply energy onboard our vehicles?
Thierry Campenon, CTO at OPmobility (FR)

Implementing technology openness at BMW
Carsten Eidmann, BMW Group (DE)

Introductory Presentations to the Parallel Sessions 

Hydrogen in transportation
Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz, h2connect/Bodensee (DE)

New approaches and trends in battery research
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Fichtner, Helmholtz Institute Ulm for Electrochemical Energy Storage (DE)
Sensor technology for ADAS and requirements for active cleaning systems
Tilman Gasche, Director Automotive Business, Hesai Technology 

May 8, 2024 - 09:00 to 13:00

Fuels and Emissions

Current status of emissions legislation for passenger cars and commercial vehicles
Kurt Engeljehringer, AVL List GmbH (AT)
Handling and fueling - Challenges of future fuels
Marcella Frauscher, Adam Agócs, Jessica Pichler, Michael Adler, AC2T research GmbH (AT)

Simulation and Testing

Aluminium pressurized fuel tanks system for a high-performance PHEV passenger car (Lamborghini) 
Giovanni Ceriello, Duerre Tubi Style Group S.p.A.; Silviu Nicolae Dobre, Automobili Lamborghini (IT)


Scaling trustworthy product carbon footprints to meet future requirements of automotive supply chains
Dr. Max Rehberger, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH (DE)

Outlook: Strategies for the Future

Direction of development for Multi Pathway Approach
Yoshihiro Ota, FTS CO. LTD. (JP)
BMW iX5 Hydrogen and Future H2-Storage Solutions
Dr. Klaas Kunze, BMW Group (DE)

Session Tank Systems for Hydrogen

May 7, 2024 from 14:30 to 17:45

Parallel Session I: Tank Systems for Hydrogen

Hydrogen Storage System diversification for enabling multiple applications
Julien Salvat, Toyota Motor Europe (BE); Shusuke Inagi, Masashi Nakamura, Hiroki Yahashi, Ryoya Kobayashi, Toyota Motor Corporation (JP)
Accelerated R134 certification of a Type 4 hydrogen tank based on DoE ability
Christophe Schwartz, Carolin Cichosz, Marcel Stakelies, Anton Stahl, Gordon Transier, Voith Composites SE & Co KG (DE)
Design and type approval according to EU 2021/535 of LH2 storage systems for on-road mobile applications
Dr. Thomas Stepan, Dr. Johannes Winklhofer, SAG (Salzburger Aluminium Gruppe) (AT)
Empowering clean energy solutions: advanced integration of gaseous hydrogen fuel subsystems for high-pressure storage
Sauhaib Filali, Swagelok Munich (DE)
Testing and certification of hydrogen components outside the standardized regulatory framework
Martin Sekura, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH (DE)
Smart hydrogen storage systems for all hydrogen powertrains
Bjorn Criel, Plastic Omnium New Energies (BE)

Session Battery Enclosures

May 7, 2024 from 14:30 to 17:45

Parallel Session II: Battery Enclosures for Electrified Vehicles

Composite battery enclosures on their way to series production
Dr. Roman Bouffier, KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG (DE)
Light and safe: Function-integrated battery housings made of plastic
Felix Behnisch, Christoph Ganthaler, Röchling Automotive (IT)
Transforming electric vehicles with two-phase immersion battery module
Eitam Friedman, Carrar (IL); Lawrence Mukaronda, Gentherm (DE)
BEV Thermal management control module
Jan Nimrichter, Michael Brock, J. Groom, Stant Manufacturing s.r.o. (CZ)
Thermal runaway protection for electric vehicles: an approach for composite materials in series production
Dr. Maximilian Schäfer, SGL Composites GmbH (AT)
Economical and ecological lightweight construction of battery housings with high-strength steels
Andreas Untiedt, thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG (DE)

Session Cleaning Systems

May 7, 2024 from 14:30 to 17:45

Parallel Session III: Active Cleaning Systems

Integrated sensor cleaning system (air & washer) mounted on roof for autonomous vehicle
Seongcheol Cho, Hyundai Motor Company; Chulyoung Choi, Donghee; Seung-hwan Lee, Hyundam (KR) 
Definition, architecture and optimization of sensors cleaning systems
Bruno Gaignard, Denis Thebault, Valeo Wipers Systems (FR)
MESHFREE simulations in spray cleaning: from full 3D model to reduced liquid layer model
Jörg Kuhnert, Isabel Michel, Benjamin Bock-Marbach, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM; Matthias Joppa, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (DE)
Autonomous rides need clean view: Ensuring autonomous safety with the ASCS
Stefan Kleineberg, Robert Paul, Vitesco Technologies GmbH (DE)
Impact of environmental and dynamic conditions on sensor cleaning performance
Cleaning System for Automated Mobility (CS4AM): A full system approach to ensure availability of ADAS-Systems in L3/L4 vehicles
Anisha Saxena, Lukas Leitz, Robert Bosch GmbH (DE)