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    CII - Automotive Design & Engineering 2019

    Posted by Admin, Friday, October 4, 2019

    The 5th edition of the Conference on Automotive Design & Engineering organized by the Technology Division of CII was held on 4th OCT 2019, at Hotel Feathers, Chennai.

    The theme of the conference was “Technological Developments and Trends in Automotive Design & Engineering”.

    The key objectives of the conference were to:
  • Serve as a knowledge platform to discuss on the key design and engineering trends in automotive sector
  • Discuss modern technologies and tools that support in design and innovation
  • Understand innovative models and systems that catalyze growth in the automotive sector
  • Gain the attention of the key stakeholders for a design rich environment that ensures sustainability and profitability
  • Facilitate knowledge flow by working with international organizations through bi-lateral / multilateral cooperation mechanism
  • Address critical shortage of talent for supporting the explosive growth in automotive.

    Eminent speakers from the auto industry spoke on the occasion upon the above topics and interacted with the audience. More than 250 delegates had participated in the event coming from various industries, academia and some of them from the relevant government departments.

    Prominent among them were:
  • Mr Deepak Chopra, Group CEO, ANAND Group
  • Mr Velusamy R, Sr. VP &Head – Automotive Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  • Mr Krishnan Sundararajan, Managing Director, Renault Nissan Technology Business Centre India Private Ltd
  • Dr Prakash Krishnaswamy, President & CEO, Xitadel CAE Technologies India (P) Ltd.
  • Mr Gajanan Gandhe, Country Head, Dana India
  • Mr Thalavai Venkatesan, Head – Sales & Key Account, Continental Automotive
  • Mr Sathiyaseelan G, Head – Styling, Ashok Leyland Limited
  • Mr Prabhakar R Marur, Sr. Director, LAM Research
  • Mr Sandeep Singh, General Manager – India, A2Mac1 India (P) Ltd.
  • Mr Sivakumar S, Head – Industrial Design, Royal Enfield
  • Mr Biranchi Mohapatra, Managing Director, Plastic Omnium – India amongst others.
    The conference covered the following areas in the technical discussions:
  • Electric Vehicle Powertrain Development
  • Vehicle Dynamics and Simulation Solutions
  • Panel Discussion on Design & Engineering – Emerging Business Opportunities
  • Advanced Materials & Composites
  • Lightweight Design for Future Mobility Concepts.

    An Exposition was held on the sidelines of the conference and Satven had setup a stall to display the engineering capabilities and to interact with the delegates during the event.

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