Each year the SIA (Societé des Ingénieurs de L’Automobile) holds its international conference with accompanying exhibition. The focus alternates every year between diesel and gasoline engines. This year it was the turn of the compression ignition engine, with its future prospects naturally dominating the discussions in Rouen.
IAV has been closely involved with the event for many years. Jean-Marc Boulard, CEO of IAV France, belongs to the organization committee, and Jürgen Manns, Head of Combustion Methods /Calibration, sits on the scientific advisory board, where he shares responsibility for making the selections from the submitted papers.
Three had come from IAV. Among them a key note on "Diesel Engine Technologies and Calibration Methods to fulfill Future Legislation Demands" by Gerhard Buschmann, Executive Vice President Mechatronics Diesel Engines.
At the accompanying exhibition, IAV presented its know-how when it comes to powertrain development and showed visitors the prototype of a VCR system (variable compression ratio).
"The event was a complete success for us", says Boulard. "The participants were very responsive to the topics we presented." More than 500 participants from all over the world came to Rouen. "IAV found many opportunities for networking. Furthermore, we were clearly present with our current topics both in the papers given by our experts and also at the accompanying exhibition."