The 2007 engine and fuel regulations are finally here, and the impacts of their implementation are reverberating throughout the heavy-duty vehicle industry. But additional challenges – health effects, further emission reductions, emerging global warming requirements, increases in efficiency, global harmonization – lie ahead for the industry in 2010 and beyond.
WestStart-Calstart’s Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference 2007 will explore, debate and clarify emerging challenges, as well as highlight new technologies, fuels and products that can provide solutions. Set for Feb. 13-15 at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles, the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Conference will be a gathering of heavy-duty vehicle industry, military and regulatory leaders focused on the need for, challenges of and solutions to provide cleaner and more efficient vehicles.
Organized by WestStart-Calstart, the U.S. Army National Automotive Center and the Federal Transit Administration, the 2007 conference is intended to both assess the industry’s implementation of the 2007 emission regulations, hearing from truck and engine manufacturers, as well as identify the emission and efficiency requirements that are emerging in the next few years. It will feature industry experts from North America, Europe and Asia describing the latest technology and emerging 2010 regulations for heavy-duty vehicles, including California’s recently enacted global warming laws.
The conference also features provocative speakers and status reports on the latest technologies, fuels and policies necessary to reduce energy consumption; to view a preliminary agenda, click here. “The world transportation market is rapidly changing, faster than even a few years ago,” says John Boesel, WestStart-Calstart president and chief executive officer. “Alternative fuels, advanced combustion and emission controls, hybrids and other technologies are being driven by energy security, emissions and efficiency concerns, making the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference 2007 a critical yearly event.”
Early registration discounts are available through Jan. 12; to register, click here. “People attend the Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Conference not only to see what’s current, but to see what’s coming next,” Boesel says. “Keeping up with change and its requirements is critical for makers and users of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.”