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ICEF 3rd Annual Meeting Summary: Concurrent Session - Transportation

Posted by ICEF Secretariat July 19, 2017


Session background and objectives

Global CO2 emission in the road transport sector continues to increase, mainly due to economic growth in developing countries. Multiple measures for the reduction of CO2 emission, e. g. low-carbon fuel, improvement of fuel efficiency, and improvement of traffic flow, are increasingly needed. Introduction of multiple layers of measures calls for increased collaboration of public and private sectors. This session will focus on opportunities and challenges facing innovative automotive technology for reduction of CO2 emissions from the road transport sector.


Yoshihiro Suda [Chair]


Professor, Dr.Eng. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo

Cecilia Tam

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Special Adviser, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre


Future perspective of low-carbon and net-zero emissions in road transport sector

If long term climate and energy goals are to be achieved, a transformation of the energy used in the transport sector will be needed. By 2050 the number of vehicles on the road is projected to more than double as rising income levels particularly in developing countries spur vehicle ownership. Over the next decades, improvements in fuel efficiency of road vehicles and the wider adoption of advanced vehicles will be needed to curb the growth in transport energy demand. Innovation in transport will need to go beyond technology innovation in vehicles and fuels, and include innovations in traffic management, transport logistics, mobility and urban design.

Lutz Rothhardt


Director, Development Japan, BMW GROUP Japan


The Future of Urban Mobility

We see the world changing around us. The global climate is warming up, more and more people are drawn into the cities and customers that once bought cars are now leasing them and might in future even share them. BMW is proactively reacting to these trends by changing from a car manufacturer to a mobility service provider. With our EVs and PHEVs emissions per vehicle are substantially reduced. Our car sharing offers keep customers mobile while reducing the number of vehicles in cities. And our connected features help limiting emission by assuring to find the fastest way to reach a destination. We even work on holistic energy solutions including vehicle to home connections but also for industrial environments.

Takashi Iwasaki


Project General Manager, System R&D Dept. No.1 Advanced Safety System R&D Div., Toyota Motor Corporation


Automated driving technologies - an introduction & expectations for net zero emission

Regarding automated driving technologies, some examples of development at TOYOTA will be presented. The concept of our approach to integrated safety will be presented, followed by several technical issues that we have been facing in recent years.
We believe that automated driving technologies could also be potential solution to the net zero emission issue, and we hope that this presentation would be a very good opener to future discussions.