Agenda 2024, Day 2 - Wednesday


Welcome by Conference Chair

Georg Sterler
Former Head of Wire Harness System Development,


Optimized Zonal Power Grid Architecture with eFuses

Ingo Weber
Group Manager Wiring System Development, BMW AG

  • Power grid architectures
  • Advantages with eFuses
  • Challenges with eFuses

Software Engineering Methods for Future Wiring Harness Development

Tobias Carsten Müller
Head of VOBES, Libraries and System Schematics,
Volkswagen AG

  • GitHub as a model of efficient and collaborative software development
  • VOBES 2025: Cloud-based wiring system development inspired by software methods

Enabling Future Automotive Wire Harnesses – Digital Connector Models and Virtual Design Evaluation

Michael Ludwig
Principal R&D/PRD DVL Engineer,
TE Connectivity
Bert Bergner
Fellow R&D/PRD DVL Engineer,
TE Connectivity

  • Impact of zonal in-vehicle architectures to connectors
  • Simulation of thermo-electric characteristics of power contacts for harness design and optimization
  • Signal integrity simulation of data connections for virtual design evaluation
Coffee break & Networking

Coffee break & Networking


Lean HV Connector: Improved Performance by close Collaboration along the Supply Chain

Thomas Kaiser
Director Engineering Connectors,
Robert Bosch GmbH
Till Beck
General Manager Advanced Engineering,
Kromberg & Schubert

  • Innovative design concept for a HV connector
  • Simultaneous engineering product / process
  • Performance benefits: packaging, derating, system cost

Solid Extruded Aluminium Cables for Electrical Vehicle Applications

Jonas Kristoffer Sunde
Research Engineer – Alloy Development,

  • Al alloys and tempers for extruded HV cables
  • Connections and surface treatment for extruded Al
  • Sustainability – CO2 footprint and recycling of Al

Charging Parks: Safety-critial Significance of the Wire Inductance for Pyro-fuses

Dietmar Haba
Lead Product Engineer, Astotec Automotive Safety GmbH

  • Short circuits in a charging station must be handled by the charging vehicle’s on-board protection system
  • High inductive energies are a major challenge for used pyro-fuses
  • Rapid overcurrent diagnostics and pyrotechnic triggering are crucial for safe allround protection
Logo Schunk

Joint Lunch Sponsored by SCHUNK &
Networking in the Trade Exhibition


Innovative Solutions for High-Speed Datacable Design to Develop Automotive Standards

Tobias Kupka
Manager Wires Development,
GG Group
Stefan Gianordoli
Head of Global Wires Development,
GG Group

  • Latest digitalization activities e.g. modelling (2D/3D, digital twin)
  • Innovative cable design based on new developments
  • Suitable datacables for any application leading to new standards

Optical Data Transmission Systems for EDS

Kazu Itoi
General Manager, Technical Marketing Department, R&D Strategy Center,
Fujikura Ltd.

  • Technology: from data center to automotive data transmission
  • Advantages and properties of GOF in vehicles
  • Trend - or revolution ?

Selectivity and Scalability in the Context of Safe 12V Supply in Vehicle E/E-System

Michael Wortberg
Product Line Manager Smart Energy Supply,

  • Selectivity in the context of eFusing
  • Impact of 12V Li-Ion Battery
  • Scalability vs. selectivity

Effect of Wire Quality on Crimp Performance

James Lowrie
Project Leader & Crimp Subject Matter Expert,
Molex, LLC

  • Quantification of wire surface quality
  • Effect of wire surface quality on crimp reliability
  • Role of terminal and wire suppliers

Concluding remarks by Conference Chair &
End of the 2024 Conference

Georg Sterler
Former Head of Wire Harness System Development,