22-23 September 2016 | China Automotive Engineering Research Institute (CAERI), Chongqing, China 




Keynote speakers:

   Prof. Keqiang LI, Tsinghua University, China

Professor Keqiang Li, Doctor of Engineering and professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program. His main social positions are as followed: expert committee director of China Industry Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance for the Intelligent and Connected Vehicles, expert group leader of Beijing Intelligent Network Driving Technology Innovation Project, editorial board of International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems and International Journal of Automotive Technology. His research directions are as follows: 1.Intelligent vehicle and intelligent transportation system technology; 2.Intelligent environment friendly vehicle control. He has engaged in a number of technical researches in foreign automobile enterprises, national institute and university for nearly six years, obtained more than 80 invention patents at home and abroad, won 2 terms national technology invention second prize and 3 terms provincial and ministerial level scientific and technological progress first prize, and published more than 180 SCI/EI indexed papers.

Dr. Michiel van Ratingen, European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP), Belgium

Michiel van Ratingen, PhD., PDEng., Msc. (1966) is a graduate from the Eindhoven University of Technology and the Medical University of Maastricht in the Netherlands and received his PhD degree in 1994. Michiel joined TNO Automotive in 1995 where he was involved in vehicle crash safety research and development, first as crash test dummy design engineer and later in more senior research roles. In 2005 he joined First Technology Safety Systems (now Humanetics Innovative Solutions), the world leading crash test dummy manufacturer, as the company’s Technical Director in the USA. He was responsible for all engineering activities, including design and validation of crash test dummies, dummy sensors and computer models. 
Since 2007 Michiel is acting Secretary General of the European New Car Assessment Program Euro NCAP in Brussels, Belgium. This small but highly influential organisation has been at the forefront of ensuring that automobile manufacturers selling into the European market compete with each other on safety. Under his leadership, Euro NCAP has continued to drive innovation in vehicle safety in a number of ways. He has initiated the organisations’ strategic planning process and developed an effective working relationship with the automotive industry. 
In 2009, he oversaw the implementation of the overall rating scheme, which encouraged vehicle manufacturers to focus on pedestrian safety long before the legislation required it. Finally, he has been leading the way in developing novel ways for assessing active safety and encouraging the inclusion of crash avoidance measures as standard in recent vehicle models.
Since 2014, Michiel is an active member of the IRCOBI Council and he has been a panellist of the annual UK WhatCar? Safety and European CLEPA Innovation Awards.

Fei XIE, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd(CAERI), China

Mr. Fei Xie, researcher-level senior engineer, is enjoying special government allowance. At present he holds the position of board director and Deputy General Manager of China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd. Graduated from Automotive Engineering of Jilin University in July 1983, he has been engaged himself in research, management of automotive and ITS area for more than 30 years. He has published more than 30 papers. As project leader, he has led the team to complete a number of national 973 and 863 project researches. And also he served as Distinguished Expert in the Ministry of Science and Technology, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, ITS, China Intelligent Transportation Expert Committee, National Standardization Committee, etc.

Prof. Phil Blythe, Newcastle University, UK

Phil Blythe is Professor of Intelligent Transport Systems and Director of the Transport Operations Research Group. His research interests cover a range of ITS areas and focus on the fusion of technology and policy themes. These include road user charging, smartcard systems, wireless adhoc networks, telematics to support eldery and the mobility impaired and mobile information delivery systems. Most recently he has led a great deal of the research onto Electric Vehicles and their associated Charging Infrastructure, both in the UK and Europe. He is internationally recognized as an early pioneer of ITS research and holds several international, European and National positions in the ITS and related arenas.

 Prof. Feng GAO, Chongqing University, China 

Feng Gao is employed by the “100 Talented Plan” of Chongqing University as a professor and doctoral supervisor. He graduated from the Department of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University in Feb. 2007. After graduation, he worked as a senior engineer in Electronic & Electrical Center of Changan Auto. Global R&D Centre until Feb. 2013, where he has led several projects involving electromagnetic compatibility, durability test of electronic module, electronic and electrical architecture design, advanced driver assistance technologies and engine control system development. From Feb. 2013, he has been working in Chongqing University. His current research interests include vehicle electromagnetic compatibility, intelligent and connected vehicle. He has led more than 20 projects including 3 national projects and 7 ministry/provincial ones. He is the author of more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, among which more than 20 are cited by SCI/EI, and co-inventor of 11 patents in China.

Dr. Yusheng Li, Changan Automotive Engineering Research Institute, China

Dr. Yusheng Li graduated from Clemson University, Department of mechanical engineering, Ph. D., in 1999. He is currently working as the Chief Engineer at Changan Automotive Engineering Research Institute. And in the past he has worked as the senior engineer at General Motors from 2008 to 2010.
Since 1999, Dr. Li has worked at the Ford Motor Company in the United States and general motors as senior product design engineer, presided over the development of the automobile front collision warning system (forward collision warning - FCW), reasonable diagnosis (rational diagnostics) and many other projects. His research output has been applied to many Ford products. 
Dr. Li also won the “China automotive industry science and technology award" for designing of active safety technology based on Critical System Safety and pre collision mitigation and avoidance system in the perspective of parameters optimization design and lightweight key technology integration. And he is also in the China “Thousand Talents Program” 

Panel discussion speakers:

   Prof. Xichan ZHU, Tongji University, China

Dr.Zhu was born in June, 1962 and graduated from Taiyuan Heavy Machinery Institute, major in engineering machinery and then become a teacher there. He received his doctor’s degree of engineering in Automobile Department of Tsinghua University. From 1996-2005, he worked in the field of Car collision safety technology at Chinese Automotive Technology & Research Center and held the position of deputy chief engineer of National Automobile Quality Supervision Test Center as well as chief expert in the area of automotive passive safety technology.  He has been teaching in Automobile Department of Tongji University since Nov, 2005 and held the position of director of Automotive Safety Technology Research Institute. Dr.Zhu was the first in the country to carry out automotive crash safety research work in 1992. His research on vehicle crash test and analysis system has won the first prize of Science and Technology Progress Award led by Ministry of Machinery Industry and other national-level awards. He presided over China's first international advanced level laboratory of real car collision. His project of fuzzy control traction motor actual vehicle crash tests developed system won the 2001 Automotive Industry Technology Progress Award, "car side impact safety technology research and application "won the 2004 Automotive Industry Science and Technology progress Award. He won the 1999 Annual Award for young scientists the automobile industry. He has published more than 60 papers.

 Weijie GONG (Amelie), Deputy Secretary General of SAE-China (Society of Automotive Engineers of China), China

Ms. Gong, Deputy Secretary General of SAE-China (Society of Automotive Engineers of China), Secretary General of CAICV (China Alliance for Intelligent Connected Vehicles). Ms. Gong joined SAE-China since 2006. She used to be the Deputy Director of International Cooperation, Director of Technical Events. Now she works as the Deputy Secretary General, in charge of technical alliance for Intelligent Connected Vehicles, technical events, international cooperation, and technical magazine. Ms. Gong also works as the VP-Internal Relations of FISITA (International Federation of Automotive Engineers Societies).

 Dr. Simon DUAN, UK Trade and Investment, UK

Simon Duan is an Investment Specialist working for UK Trade and Investment.  His work focuses on providing strategy consultancy service to Chinese companies, including introduction of technology resources and market opportunities in the UK, advising Chinese companies on their overseas expansion strategy, forging partnership between UK and Chinese companies. In the last few years, Simon has helped many Chinese companies to establish R&D base in the UK and to build technology-based partnerships with UK companies, universities and R&D organisations. With his help a number of those companies have upgraded their technology capability and moved up the value chain by setting up and sustaining successful operations in the UK. The companies Simon has helped including SAIC, Changan, Geely, AVIC, CSR, etc

   Weiyun JIAO, Deputy Secretary-General of National Technical Committee on Intelligent Transportation Standardization, China

At present, Ms. Jiao holds the positions of Deputy Secretary-General of National Technical Committee on Intelligent Transportation Standardization(SAC/TC268), Deputy Secretary-General of China ITS Industry Alliance, program committee member of ITS World Congress, program member of ITS Asia-Pacific, etc. She presided over 10 projects, such as National Science & Technology Pillar Program, National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program), Transportation information technology project, projects from Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Global Environment Facility, etc. She also took part in over 40 standard settings, like national standard, industrial standard and group standard.

   Xiaohua CHEN, New Technology Research Institute, BAIC Group, China

Mr.Xiaohua Chen, professor-level senior engineer, received a doctor’s degree in mechanical engineering from NUST in 1995. He is engaged in auto forward-looking technology R&D and management. He once served as president of Central Research Institute, Forward-looking Technology Academy and Automobile Engineering Research Institute in Wuhu of Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.

 Dr. Xinyong ZHAO, E-Hualu, China

Dr. Xinyong Zhao, he is a research fellow who obtained the Doctor of Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology, majored in transportation planning and management and was one of the "New Century Hundred Talents Project" national candidates in 2009 and enjoying the State Council special allowance. After graduated in 1991, Dr. Zhao was assigned to the Traffic Management Research Institute of the Ministry of Public Security and successively served as the Department Director, Assistant of the Director, Deputy Director, besides he held the concurrent posts as the executive vice-director of the National Engineering and Technological Research Center for Traffic Management and the General Manager of Wuxi Huatong Intelligent Transportation Technology Co., Ltd. In 2011, he was transferred to be the Deputy Director of Road Traffic Safety Research Centre of  Ministry of Public Security, and re-transferred in December 2014 to take the position of the Management Board Member of E-Hualu and the Chief Executive of the Intelligent Traffic System BG.


Session chair:

  Mr. Ning BIAN, Dongfeng Motor Corporation, China 

Dr. Ning Bian, graduated in Germen, professor status senior engineer, Deputy Director of Vehicle Department in Dongfeng Motor Technology Center. Since 2005, he focused on automotive safety and electronics field in Germen automotive industry, especially in automobile integrated chassis control technology, active safety technology and the most advanced technology of automatic driving. He has mastered a large number of core technology and accumulated development experience. He has published researches of vehicle dynamics control on VDI Publishing house which is famous in automobile industry in Germen, also he has published a lot of papers in high level professional and academic journals at home and abroad. He has more than 30 high level invention patents in Germany, Europe, the United States etc. He is special expert of Hubei Provincial Recruitment Program of Global Experts, expert of Wuhan Huanghe Talent Plan, and expert of Hubei Chenguang Plan.

   Mr. Yulong  ZHU, SAIC General Motors Corporation, China

Mr.Yulong Zhu, Master of Engineering in Detection Technology and Instrument of Shanghai Jiaotong University, is a senior product engineer in GM China Technology Center. He has worked in Lear China technology center for 3 years and now has working in GM China technology center for 6 years. He has nine years professional experience of new energy vehicles. He mainly engaged in new energy automobile electronic work and has a deep understanding and practice in the charging system, battery systems and electronic electrical architecture as well as made some preliminary study in low speed unmanned. He has published a number of papers, including the automotive electronic hardware design etc. He set up a official accounts on WeChat of automotive electronics design.

 Prof. Ling ZHENG, Chongqing University, China

Ling Zheng is a professor and doctorial tutor of Automobile Engineering Department, Chongqing University. She is also the Dean of Automobile Engineering Department. She got her bachelor and MS degrees in Chongqing University in 1984 and in 1989 respectively. She received her PhD from Chongqing University in Automobile Engineering in 2005. After that, she started to do research in Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Maryland, USA as a post-doctor from August 2005 to August 2007. She worked in INHA University from July 2008 to September 2008 and National University of Singapore from January 2009 to May 2009 as a guest research scientist. Her current research interests include Vehicle System Dynamics and Control, ADAS systems and so on. She runs over 30 projects including national “973” plan, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Major Industrial Projects in Chongqing and Enterprise Cooperation Projects in recent years. She published paper over 150 and has more than 10 patents. She is also fellow member of vehicle suspension techniques in  SAE china, technical committee member  for vehicle  book publishing in SAE china,  regular committee member in Formula  SAE and editor board member  for international journal”“Advances in Mechanical Engineering”

   Mr. Tao CHEN, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd, China

Tao Chen received the PhD. and Bachelor degree in Automotive Engineering from Tsinghua University. He is currently working as Deputy Director for Intelligent Vehicle Testing & Evaluation Center, China Automotive Engineering Research Institute, and he is leading the V2X, Automated vehicle testing and engineering services to automotive industry. In his career from 2012 till now, he participated in several advanced research projects on Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS), V2X, and automated vehicle development. He has published 10 SCI/EI indexed papers and owns 3 patents about intelligent vehicle technologies.