Special Lecture

Development engineers from an automaker will give a behind-the-scenes look at, talk about their vision of, the development of a new vehicle.
Number of seats: approximately 300 (includes both advance and on-the-day registration) Auditorium: includes both seats with and without desks

Venue: F201 and F202, Annex Hall, 2nd floor

Wednesday, May 24, 15:30 – 16:30

The NSX Super Sport Model: Overview and Vision for
Its Development

Jason Widmer
Chief Engineer, NSX Performance Development Leader
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

【Summary of Presentation】
The NSX represents an effort in preserving the concept of the original model and fusing it with advanced electrification technology to create a super sport car for a new age. The chief engineer will describe that vision.






Thursday, May 25, 15:00 – 16:00

The Story of the Development of the Safety and
Driving Performance-Oriented New Impreza/ XV

Kazuhiro Abe
Senioir Project General Manager, SUBARU Product and Portfolio Planning Division,
Subaru Corporation 

【Summary of Presentation】
The new Impreza/ XV was developed with the goal of achieving world-class overall safety performance and impressive quality. To do so, it was decided to reform the platform, leading to large-scale development that did not stop at the Impreza but encompassed a full Subaru redesign that was accompanied by many challenges. This presentation introduces the vision infused in the development of the Subaru Global Platform and the new Impreza.







Friday, May 26, 15:30 – 16:30

Development of the NISSAN NOTE e-POWER

Naoki Nakada
Chief Powertrain Engineer, Powertrain Engineering Division
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 

【Summary of Presentation】
The culmination of Nissan technical know-how, the NOTE e-POWER achieves a high level of energetic driving performance that breaks the compact car mold. The engineers in charge of development will introduce the vision underlying the development of a new electric powertrain that breaks away from conventional drive systems.