• Date: April 16, 2024
  • Time: 13:00 – 14:00 (Eastern Time)
  • Speakers/Panelist: Lars Boeryd, Qualcomm & Jacqueline Garrido Escobar, MIT
  • Moderator: Jim Misener, Qualcomm, Member of IEEE ITSS Board of Governors & Matt Barth, UC Riverside, IEEE ITSS VP of Educational Activities

Brief Abstract

Vehicle electrification is a critical strategy in decarbonizing the transportation sector. There are now many light-duty electric vehicles on the market, and they are quickly becoming a significant fraction of the vehicle fleet. Electrifying heavy-duty vehicles is also being considered for specific use cases. As the EV market share continues to grow, it is critical to have charging infrastructure keep up, allowing for ubiquitous charging while our electric grid remains robust and resilient. There is much we can do to enhance transportation-oriented electric grid-integrated operations, where we use electricity as both a carbon neutral transportation fuel and as an energy storage medium. In this webinar, we identify key research and development topics in this important area.

Speaker Bios

Lars Boeryd (Qualcomm) is a Senior Director Product Marketing at Qualcomm and is managing Qualcomm’s automotive GNSS, PLC, and Bluetooth/WiFi product lines to support the needs of the Telematics, Infotainment, ADAS, and EV markets.

Jacqueline Garrido Escobar (MIT) is a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT’s Energy Initiative. Her research focuses on transportation electrification, innovative charging strategies for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles, and renewable energy integration.