Keynote Speakers


8th June 2018 (13:30-17:00)




Prof. Volker Pickert

Professor of Power Electronics

Newcastle University , UK


Tracked Electric Vehicles (TEV) Project

TEV Project is an open-source initiative that was formally incorporated as a non profit company in 2014. The project invites collaboration and investment in an open design of TEV infrastructure. TEV is a design for compact, electrically powered highways for use by electric vehicles with autonomous driving capability. This includes private cars, public transportation, shared transportation and light freight. The electric roadways are designed for rubber tired electric vehicles which can travel on TEV’s electric highways at much higher speeds and in far greater safety than cars can on motorways today. Automatic control enables close-coupling of vehicles so TEV has a vastly greater passenger carrying capacity than traditional roads and even high speed commuter trains.




Prof. Ryoji Kanno

Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan  


All-Solid-State Battery - Developments of Materials and Devices


Dr.Tichakorn  Wongpiromsarn

Principal Research Scientist 

nuTonomy, Singapore


Autonomous Vehicles for Mobility on Demand

The DARPA Urban Challenge competition has sparked considerable attention in autonomous vehicles not only from the research community but also from the industry and public. Since then, the technology has been continuously further developed and shown great promises as a potential alternative to current transportation options. NuTonomy, a startup that spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has joined the race against a number of rivals to deploy autonomous vehicles. We are currently working with Singapore to utilize autonomous vehicles as shared resources in Mobility on Demand (MoD) systems. 





Closing Talk by 

Prof. Yoichi Hori

Department of Advanced Energy

University of Tokyo, Japan 

President, World EV Association

President, EV Association of Asia-Pacific


Novel Car Society based on Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer

'Motor', 'Capacitor' and 'Wireless' will be the key technologies for cars 100 years later, instead of 'Engine', 'Battery' and 'Quick charge'. Future cars will be driven by electric motors, but we still have lots of problems in energy supply. Why are electric vehicles supposed to be charged with 'stopped', in a 'short time', and by ‘big energy’, even though the energy form of electricity is completely different from that of gasoline. Wireless power transfer during parking is ready to be commercialized, however, wireless power transfer during driving requires completely different technologies. It can not be realized so easily, but there are some hints. Finally, I will also introduce the wireless in-wheel motor electric vehicle under development.


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