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16 July 2021


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Guest Curators: Prof. Chris Brace, Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Deputy Director of the Powertrain Vehicle Research Centre, University of Bath and David Hudson, Head of Vehicle & Powertrain Engineering, Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC)

Topics & speakers:

  • Future Energy Scenarios — Impact on Powertrain Systems: Dr. Bernadette Longridge, Engineering Centre Manager, AVL Powertrain UK Ltd
  • Electric and Low Carbon Intensity Fuel Scenarios for Light Duty Vehicles: Nick Powell, Principal Technology Strategy, Ricardo Strategic Consulting
  • Future Energy Options for a Sustainable Mobility: Dr. Wolfgang Warnecke, Chief Scientist of Mobility, Shell

Originally broadcast: 16 July 2020




Session 3: Energy and Propulsion Systems of the Future, FP2020-30, FISITA PLUS 2020



Adient Ltd. & Co. KG: Dr. Detlef Jürss, Gabriele Studener; Akebono Brake Industry Co., LTD.: Takashi Kudo; Ansys: Arwel Davies; BAIC: Dr. Jiuda Guo, Xinyu Cui; BorgWarner: Chris Thomas; Continental: Jeff Klei, Frank Steinmeier; Daimler AG: Dr. Dieter Zetsche; Deakin University: Prof. Bernard Rolfe; Denso: Takao Nojiri; FEV Group GmbH: Dr. Ing. Stephan Pischinger; FISITA: Chris Mason, Paul Mascarenas, Hayley Millar, Robert Sydee; Ford: Dr. -Ing Karl Siebertz; Ford Aus-und Weiterbildung e. V.: Michelle Hilbert; General Motors: Dan Nicholson; Groupe Renault: Remi Bastien; H&A Watson Consulting: Harry Watson; HORIBA MIRA Ltd: Dr. Anthony Baxendale, Dr. Geoff Davis; Koito manufacturing Co., Ltd, (Japan): Noriyki Nakamura; Opel Automobile GmbH: Dr. Thomas Johnen; Robert Bosch GmbH: Dr. Mattias Klauda, Dr. Falk Terry; RWTH Aachen University: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lutz Eckstein, Dr.-Ing. Peter Urban, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Kowalewski, Prof. Dr. phil. Martina Ziefle; TATA Motors: John O’Connor; TE: Yasuyki Ueno; TMD Friction Holdings GmbH: Cristina Petito; Toyota Motor Corporation: Hiroaki Okuchi, Akhito Tanke; Tsinghua University: Dr. Frank Zhao, Prof. Diange Yang, Prof. Minggao Ouyang; Tyco Electronics G.K. (Japan): Akiko Ishikawa; University of Bath: Prof. Chris Brace; University of Michigan: Prof. Volker Sick; University of Piteşti, Romania: Prof. Adrian Clenci; University of West Bohemia: Luděk Hynčík; Yazaki Europe Ltd: Herbert Rixen.


Mobility Engineer 2030 is a collaborative initiative, led by FISITA, utilising the organisation’s unique, international status and relationships between its key industry and academic stakeholders to consider how mobility engineers of the future can be best educated and prepared to deliver the skills-sets that the fast evolving ‘mobility services’ industry will require.

The initiative aims to identify the skills that mobility engineers will require in 2030 as a first step in a long-term process of engagement, evaluation and feedback.

The intention of this paper is to support further progressive discussions, considerations and thought leadership as industry and academia prepares the environment for the next generation of our industry’s technologists; the ‘mobility engineers’.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 How Automotive is Changing

  • Four disruptions

  • Redefinition of automobiles

  • Attributes of a modern mobility device

3 The Demands of Industry

  • Technical and interdisciplinary skill requirements

  • Project, process management and soft skills requirements

  • New paradigms

4 Examples of Current Best Practice

  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • University of Bath, United Kingdom

  • Deakin University, Australia

  • University of Michigan, USA

  • University of Piteşti, Romania

  • University of Tsinghua, China

5 A New Educational Concept

  • Designing the individual curriculum

  • University education

  • Education and training on the job

  • Maximised learning and virtual education delivery

6 Conclusion

  • Closing thoughts from the FISITA President

7 Contributors and Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Contributors

8 About FISITA

  • Vision

  • Mission

Paper published: September 2018. 

Non-member price: £440 (available from FISITA Store).

Free access for FISITA members after basic registration. Contact Kelly Williams for information about membership.

FISITA Output Paper



Mobility Engineer 2030 FISITA White Paper, FOP2018-08-01, FISITA Output Paper

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Professor of Automotive Propulsion and Academic Director of the Institute Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems


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