HORIBA CONCEPT (CONference for Combustion Emissions Particulates and Testing) JAPAN 2018

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Beginning: 12/11/18

End: 12/12/18

HORIBA CONCEPT JAPAN 2018 was held on 11th and 12nd December 2018 at HORIBA, Ltd. Biwako Factory E-HARBOR.

HORIBA, a global leader in automotive testing, has been running this event since 2004 together with prominent researchers and professors in automotive industry with an aim to build strong networking between automobile manufactures, Tier 1, academia, and governments.
This year’s event offered various speeches and sessions with a focus on the following four topics:

  • New Emission Legislation and Future Trend
  • Electrification
  • R&D Optimization/Simulation


New Emission Legislation and Future Trends (Global and Regional Updates)
Chairman: Prof. Daisho, Waseda University

Keynote Speech

Recent MLIT’s Policy on Vehicle Environmental RegulationsMr. Sato, Environment Policy Division, Road Transport Bureau, MLIT
Regulatory Forces Transforming Transportation Technology in CaliforniaProf. Samuelsen, University of California, Irvine


European Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Legislative DriversMr. Hill, HORIBA UK, Ltd.
Future Automotive Powertrain Innovation May Be Driven By Chinese New RegulationsProf. Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Automobile Engine Development and Electrification in KoreaProf Bae, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Cummins Super TrackⅡ TechnologiesMr. Eftimovski, Cummins Inc.
Efficiency Improvement of RDE DevelopmentMr. Fukami, HORIBA, Ltd.
Altitude Climatic Chamber for VehicleMr. Shiomi, HORIBA, Ltd.

New Technology Ⅰ – Electrification
Chairman: Dr. Tatsumi, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

Keynote Speech

The Future Battery!? - All Solid State Battery -Prof. Kanno, Tokyo Institute of Technology


Initiatives to Vehicle Electrification in Honda and Introduction of Recent Electric Powertrain TechnologiesMr. Shimizu, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
The Development of Electric Powertrain Systems to Maximize Efficiency and Increase Electric RangeMr. Harris, HORIBA MIRA, Ltd.

R&D Optimization / Simulation
Chairman: Prof. Kusaka, Waseda University

Keynote Speech

Optimal Simulation and Testing in Vehicle DevelopmentProf. Prokop, Technical University of Dresden
Combustion Model for Diesel Engine Combustion ControlProf. Kaneko, The University of Tokyo


University Originality and Contribution on AICE Joint Research PlatformDr. Fukuma, Toyota Motor Corporation
The ASM Open Standards. Backbone for the Validation of Highly-automated DrivingDr. Rieker, HORIBA Europe GmbH

New Technology Ⅱ – CAV&ADAS
Chairman: Prof. Suda, The University of Tokyo

Keynote Speech

The Role of Simulation in the Development of ADAS and CAVsProf. Blundell, Coventry University
Advanced Mechatronic Vehicle Validation 2030Technical University of Dresden


Driver Model Based Handling Quality Evaluation and the Effects of G-Vectoring Control on Vehicle HandlingProf. Yamakado, Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Test and Validation Challenges Facing ADAS & CAVDr. Baxendale, HORIBA MIRA, Ltd.