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Automotive Control Workshop

19th March 2007, Hilton Suites, Auburn Hills, USA

This meeting has since been held. Some of the presentations may now available on-line from our Download Centre or simply by clicking on the appropriate link in the agenda below. Please note presentation material downloaded from our web-site should not be incorporated (either in part or in entirety) into other work etc., nor distributed (either in part or in entirety) to third parties, without the express permission of the authors.

Event Description and Agenda

This workshop is jointly organised by National Instruments and the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC) which is an international training and technology transfer body that includes 40 of the leading automotive, aerospace, and embedded control tools suppliers.

This one-day workshop focuses upon new developments in automotive control techniques and prototyping technologies and it includes an international perspective from both the USA and Europe. There should be ample time for questions and discussion and the delegates will receive copies of all of the notes presented. There is no charge for members of the Applied Control Technology Consortium (ACTC) and invited academics and students. The speakers attending the event will be drawn from a wide variety of leading companies and organisations.


09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome, John Wilson, National Instruments
09:40 Lessons on Developing and Prototyping Controllers for Novel Vehicles, Pete James, Prodrive
10:25 TEA / COFFEE
10.45 Rapid Prototyping Automotive ECUi with CompactRio, Carroll Dase, Drivven
11.45 Model Based Estimation and Multivariable SI Engine Control, Arek Dutka, ACTC
12.30 LUNCH
13:30 Hibrid Vehicles. Challenge X Case Studies, Javier Gutierrez, National Instruments
14.15 Real Time Identification Using Labview FPGA, Laine Mears, Clemson University
14:55 TEA / COFFEE
15:15 New Class of Nonlinear Controllers for Automotive Applications, Mike Grimble, ACTC
15:45 Round Table Discussion
16.00 CLOSE

Additional Information:

Event Venue & Travel Directions

The meeting is being held in meeting room Sims Layne at the Hilton Suites Auburn Hills, 2300 Featherstone Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 USA. The Hilton Suites are located near I-75 and M-59 at the corner of Featherstone and Opdyke Road, across from the Pontiac Silverdome and DaimlerChrysler World Headquarters. Please click here for a map and directions.

On-line Registration Form and Secure Online Payments

NOTE: This meeting has since been held. Registration is closed.

Registrations, Payments and General Queries should be sent to:

Miss Lesley Breen
The Applied Control Technology Consortium
Graham Hills Building
50 George Street
G1 1QE
tel.: (+44) 0141 553 1111
fax.: (+44) 0141 553 1232