Welcome & Registration
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committees, I am delighted to announce the 2nd ASCENT Conference on Trends & Challenges in Automotive Engineering, which is organized by the ASCENT Consortium and will take place online on March 18-19, 2021. Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still spreading around the world. This global pandemic has caused unprecedented socioeconomic impacts and has brought also the automotive industry to a standstill. Consequently, this conference is taking place online, instead of as initially planned at our host institution, Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), in Mexico City. As the conference chair of this 2nd ASCENT Conference, I know that its success, under this situation, depends on the hard work of many people who has been involved in the planning and organization of an alternative online format. Also, our special thanks to the European Union under the Erasmus Plus program for its sponsorship of this conference.
Lastly, I hope that you will find this conference both, enjoyable and valuable, and we are looking forward to receive and share many interesting contributions from all around the world.
José Emiliano Martínez Ordaz
General Chair of the Conference