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CAR Chosen to Give Technology Demonstration at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

From left: Marcello Canova, Shreshta Rajakumar Deshpande and David Cooke at the SummitFrom left: Marcello Canova, Shreshta Rajakumar Deshpande and David Cooke at the SummitThe Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research participated in the 2019 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit showcasing the Ohio State led NEXTCAR program with partners Delphi Technologies, Tula Technologies, the Transportation Research Center and Aptiv. The summit, held in Denver Colorado July 8-11, brought together technical experts from a variety of disciplines across industry, academia, and government to think creatively about America’s energy challenges and share cutting edge research in energy innovation.

Director Giorgio Rizzoni and Associate Professor Marcello Canova, along with Associate Director David Cooke and graduate students Polina Brodsky and Shreshta Rajakumar Deshpande joined representatives from Delphi Technologies, Tula, APTIV and TRC to showcase the ARPA-E NEXTCAR project.

CAR Director Giorgio Rizzoni along with Delphi Chief Engineer of Advanced R&D, John Kirwan were chosen to give a Technology Demonstration Presentation to the crowd at the technology showcase.

Rizzoni speaks at SummitCAR Director Giorgio Rizzoni along with Delphi Chief Engineer of Advanced R&D, John Kirwan were chosen to give a Technology Demonstration Presentation during the Summit.“This program showcases the role of the Center for Automotive Research in bringing together faculty with cross-disciplinary and complementary expertise, and in collaborating with industry,” said Canova. “Our work over the next three years will pave the way to a new generation of vehicles, where connectivity and automation are deeply integrated with powertrain controls, significantly improving fuel economy and CO2 emissions.”

The goal of the ARPA-E NEXTCAR project is to develop and demonstrate intelligent driving with a transformational vehicle and propulsion system control technology that uses connected and automated vehicle capabilities to reduce energy consumption of a light duty passenger vehicle.