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 HTUF has hosted conferences, expos, national meetings, regional meetings and ride and drives for over a decade. Catch up with past gatherings here.


Steve Sokolsky

Jasna Tomic

Tom Brotherton

Bill Van Amburg


HTUF is back at full strength!

The HTUF program, supported by the U.S. Army’s Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), serves as a provider of industry connection and outreach services in the areas of vehicle efficiency, electrification, automation, and cyber-security. This mechanism helps identify and develop technologies that can fulfill the needs of the military and commercial industry.

On Monday, August 6, 2018 we will hold a one-day event that brings together industry and military stakeholders to identify barriers and opportunities for greater adoption of advanced technologies in these areas.  The meeting will be held at the Novi Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. This year we are holding our meeting in conjunction with the Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering & Technology Symposium (GVSETS) which convenes August 7-9 at the same location.

The HTUF Annual Meeting will include panel discussions, presentations, and working group meetings all aimed at increasing industry participation in efforts to remove the barriers to greater deployment of advanced vehicle technologies. This meeting will also include content that supports and builds on the results from the initial TARDEC Vehicle Electrification Forum kickoff meeting.  The meeting will include:

  • An overview of the TARDEC Vehicle Electrification Strategy and opportunities to provide input on its direction
  • Panel discussions on vehicle electrification, automation, and cyber-security involving representatives of the military and commercial industry
  • A presentation of the “beachhead” strategy of vehicle technology development – identifying key initial platforms, applications, and markets to spur greater industry research and investments
  • A discussion of the ways key national fleets identify and deploy advanced technologies
  • A display of advanced and electrified vehicles
  • Working group meetings including the Connected & Automated Technology Users Forum, the Commercial Electric Vehicle Working Group, and the Medium & Heavy-Duty Vehicle Cyber-Security Working Group
  • A networking reception

A full agenda and registration information will be released and posted on June 11.  If you’re interested in speaking or in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Steven Sokolsky, HTUF Program Manager – or 626-744-5604

Maureen Marshall, Midwest Director, or 248-977-9523


Photo Gallery: Vehicle Showcase
Clean Transportation Efficiencies Forum


Transitioning SuperTruck Technologies to Commercial and Military Applications (MTAG)

Over the last five years, the US Department of Energy's SuperTruck teams have worked to develop and integrate advanced technologies from all component systems of the tractor and trailer into one highly-efficient freight-hauling vehicle. Some of their successes have already transitioned to market and are commercially available for fleets and agencies nationwide. Narrowing down the many advancements from SuperTruck and highlighting the most applicable to heavy-duty military platforms, CALSTART Project Engineer Jean-Baptiste Gallo and Associate Project Manager Ted Bloch-Rubin presented this Military Truck Action Group (MTAG) webinar.

Miss the webinar? Watch the slides and listen to the recording here: Transitioning SuperTruck Technologies to Commercial and Military Applications (MTAG) 

The HTUF team hosts another in its continuing series of webinars. Registration is free of charge, but be sure to reserve your seat in advance.


Two Updates on Cutting-Edge Battery Research, Field Tests HTUF team offered this free webinar on two critical projects related to the key to vehicle electrification: batteries. At this session, Dr Jasna Tomic presented data results from field testing conducted for the 6T Battery project (military configuration for batteries in commercial vehicle applications). She  also provided a project update for Battery JumpStart Initiative, which is evaluating the life-cycle costs for batteries.
Miss this webinar? Visit HTUF's page to watch the recording and see the slides.