The Advanced Control Technology Club 
Automotive Special Interest Group

"New Opportunities for Control Technology in the Automotive Industry"

Held at National Instruments, Newbury. 4th February 2004

NOTE: This meeting has since been held. Some of the presentations are now available on-line (to ACT Club members only) from our Download Centre, or simply by clicking on the appropriate link in the agenda below.

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This meeting will be the third of the Automotive Special Interest Group. Like other Special Interest Groups the aim is to bring together specialists in the subject so that a smaller, more targeted meeting can be held. It is also likely that the Automotive SIG will sponsor special training courses and case studies.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

9.45       Welcome, Dr. David Shuttlewood, Ricardo
9.50       Assessing the Safety of Automotive Control Systems in the Face of Advancing Technology, Keith Longmore, Lotus Cars
10.25     The Use of Electronically Controller Differentials on Rear Wheel Drive Motor Cars, Mathew Hancock & Bob Williams, Jaguar/Land Rover Research
11.00     TEA/COFFEE
11.15     AWD Drive Torque Vectoring Demonstrator, Jonathan Wheals, Ricardo MTC
11.50      Black Box Structure Detection in Powertrain Models, Dr. Tom Shenton and Georgios Triantos, University of Liverpool
12.25     LUNCH
1.25       NI in the Design Flow, Robert Morton, National Instruments
2.00       Rapid Prototyping Using LabVIEW and the Simulation Interface Toolkit, Dr. Paul Ingleby, BAE Systems SSD
2.35       Fuzzy Logic Adaptive Cruise Control, Ian Blake, Jaguar Cars
3.10       TEA/COFFEE
3.20       Automotive SIG Round-Table Discussion
4.00       CLOSE

On-line registration is closed for this event.

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