Friday, December 6

Tech Session Preview: Brake Emissions


Orlando, Fla. – Wednesday at the 37th Annual SAE International Brake Colloquium & Exhibition will feature a comprehensive set of presentations and discussions on the growing issues surrounding brake emissions.

Braking emissions are becoming more and more the focus of the public. In addition to fundamental questions of the quantitative detection of brake dust and its distribution in the environment, health questions are also essential. This session addresses measurement technology, theory and simulation for brake emission and ways to minimize the environmental impact.

The subject’s scope is such the presentations are broken into two major parts with six sub sections and a panel discussion concluding both the topic and the overall colloquium.

Carlos Agudelo, Link Engineering; Georg Ostermeyer, Technical University Braunschweig, and Matthew Robere, General Motors, organized the program which includes experts from entities like Ford, GM, Hyundai, Korea University, University of Michigan and ZF Group.

According to Agudelo the panel will examine the challenges, long-term strategy and what the industry can do together to decrease brake emissions.

“The panel discussion should be very interesting,” he said.

Panelists joining Agudelo will be Theodoros Grigoratos, Joint Research Centre; Marcel Mathissen, Ford Research and Innovation Center; Chris McCormick, ZF Group, Robere, GM, and Agusti Sin, ITT Friction.

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Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Senior Editor for The BRAKE Report. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.