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AABTAM Symposium
Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market
Wednesday, May 21 to Friday May 23, 2014

AABC Asia 2014 - AABTAM Symposium: Advanced Automotive Battery Technology, Application and Market - Session 3


Session 3: Batteries for High-Voltage HEVs and PHEVs

In AABTAM’s third session major automakers, as well as HEV-battery developers, discussed the timeframe for Lithium Ion displacing NiMH in existing applications and discussed which cell and pack, out of the multiple designs already commercialized, might provide the best cost-performance, reliability, and safety trade-offs.


Ninoru Noguchi
Session Chairman:
Minoru Noguchi, Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.


Mr. Minoru Noguchi is chief engineer of battery research and development division at Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Automobile R&D center. He joined Honda in 1985. He studied the material of a lithium ion battery and an ultra-capacitor. He developed the electric energy storage system which used the ultra-capacitor, and it contributed to improve the efficiency and in acceleration performance of FCX. He is engaged in development of the battery system for HEV or EV now.

Heinz Willi Vassen
Session Chairman:
Ted J. Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford

Ted Miller’s team is responsible for energy-storage strategy, research, development, and worldwide implementation of hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell hybrid electric vehicles, and battery electric vehicles. Mr. Miller is a member and Chairman of the United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC) Management Committee and past Chairman of the USABC Technical Advisory Committee. He is the principle investigator for Ford/University Research Alliance energy storage research programs at MIT and the University of Michigan.

  1. Honda's Technology and Strategy Regarding HEV
    Koichi Shinmura, Senior Chief Engineer, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
    Honda developed three kinds of HEV systems so that it may meet social needs and the needs of a market.

    He introduces the LIB cell adopted as these HEV systems and the feature of three HEV systems. Moreover, he speaks about the characteristic required of the battery for vehicles based on the environment used, what is expected in the future.

  2. High-Energy Automotive Battery Safety Performance and Modeling
    Ted Miller, Senior Manager of Energy Storage Strategy and Research, Ford
  3. Energy-Storage Requirements and Solutions for Subaru's Hybrid Vehicles
    Kenji Inakoshi, Senior Engineer, Subaru Heavy Industies.Co.Ltd.
  4. SAE Standards for Li-Ion Batteries
    Monique Richard, Senior Principal Engineer, Materials Engineering Department, Toyota Technical Center
  5. Battery System Design Approach to Reduce Cost and Weight
    Uwe Wiedemann, Senior Product Mangager, Global Competence Team, AVL List GmbH
  6. Optimizing Cell, Module, Pack and Controls Design with Comprehensive Simulation
    Sandeep Sovani, Director, Global Automotive Industry, ANSYS Inc.