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OctoberBest 2011 Seminar - Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing

Tektronix Bldg 38
3025 SW Zworykin Avenue
Beaverton, Oregon 97077, US (map)



OctoberBest 2011 seminar of special interest

Green Vehicle Design and Manufacturing Speakers: Laurence Dunn, Nacco Materials; Bob Simpson, EVDrive; Joe Justice, WIKISPEED

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Time: 8:30 AM Registration; 9:00 – 11:45 AM seminar Location: Tektronix Conference Center, 3025 SW Zworkin Ave, Beaverton OR 97075 Cost: $40

This seminar features three presentations which will cover batteries, drive system design, and a novel method of manufacture for electric and hybrid vehicles.

In addition, there will be an on-site display of vehicles from EVDrive and Wikispeed.

Registration/check-in starts at 8:30 am, with the seminar starting promptly at 9:00.

“Li-Ion Is it our Mobility Future” Laurence Dunn, Chief Engineer with Nacco Materials Handling Group will speak on how advanced battery technologies are helping bring more sustainable and greener technologies to the market while increasing productivity and decreasing operational costs.

Laurence Dunn is Chief Engineer NMHG Inc. a Global Leader for company Innovation. He has spent 40 years in Automotive Electronics, and the past 4 Years working on Fuel Cell and Li-Ion Projects for Forklifts. He is a committee member for UL 2580 “Standards for Batteries for use in Electric Vehicles”.

“Automotive Technology - The Next Generation Drive Systems” Bob Simpson, CTO of EVDrive, will speak on how pure electric vehicles can meet or exceed the performance of internal combustion powered vehicles when powered by the right batteries in the right quantity and in the right location with the right secret sauce and systems integration to pull it all together. This presentation will discuss the design and development of electric vehicle drive systems. It will cover: Battery cell technology Motor technology Power sources and impact to grid, Comparative cost of operation and service, ** Solution to Range anxiety with electric vehicles

Bob Simpson is the CTO and Drive System Engineer for EVDrive Inc. He also has been employed since 1977 at Tektronix as a Sr. HW Design Engineer. In 2008 he designed and fabricated a full performance electric conversion of a BMW 325i. Elimination of fuel use and it's emissions was the goal but without sacrifice of performance OR economy. See www.evdrive.com for extensive build diaries.

“Agile Manufacturing: The WIKISPEED 100 mpg car" Joe Justice, CEO of Seattle-based Wikispeed will speak about Wikispeed, an “open source” project, developing vehicles using principles from modular, lean, agile software development. The gas-powered cars, evolved from Wikispeed's entry in the Progressive Automotive X-Prize, are designed to be inexpensive, safe, efficient and fast -- made of aluminum extrusions and structural carbon fiber.

Team WIKISPEED entered a $10 Million competition to produce road legal 100+ mpg cars. They built the impossible in three months. The WIKISPEED Team will talk about Agile practices applied to enormously speed up physical manufacturing. Joe Justice leads WIKISPEED, a team of 102 volunteers in 7 countries, and walks through how their 100 MPG road car was made possible through modular design, iterative development, and Agile project management.

Joe takes a deep dive on exactly how a 100 mpg can be prototyped, validated, and brought to market by "using less stuff" and extremely quickly. Joe will use the example and of the design and development of their revolutionary 100 mpg, gasoline powered, four-seat car with a target price of $17,995.

This ground breaking work expands the agile process to design and manufacturing of the car. The talk will provide tools and take-aways for engineers and executives, in manufacturing and software, looking to improve their processes. New professionals and students can see examples of the value found in pairing, prioritized backlog driven development, and extreme programming, as they see the methodology jump from software teams to research, manufacturing, and product engineering.

Joe Justice is a Seattle-area lean-software consultant and entreprenerd, and a registered automotive manufacture since 2007. In 2010, Joe’s X Prize team, WIKISPEED, tied for 10th place in the mainstream class of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, a $10 million challenge for 100+ MPGe automobiles. Joe has spoken on social web application development, project methodology, and agile best practices to audiences at Denver University, University of California Berkley, Google, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rotary International, and others. Joe is currently on assignment at Zynga and CEO of WIKISPEED.

Agenda: Schedule: • 8:30 am – Registration and Refreshments • 9:00 – 11:40 am – Seminar • 11:40 – 11:45 am – Wrap-up • 11:45am – 1:00pm – OctoberBest 2011 Lunch Keynote (requires separate OctoberBest registration)

Location: Bldg: Tek Conference Center (Bldg 38) 3025 SW Zworkin Ave. Beaverton 97075