IEEE Cincinnati October Section Meeting: Evolution of Automotive Alternative Drive


IEEE Cincinnati October Section Meeting: Automotive Alternative Drive

October Section Meeting 

This meeting will be held at the University of Cincinnati in conjunction with the student section. 

Join us as Mr. Dylan Boyles details the evolution electric and hybrid drive vehicles with a special consideration of the BMW i8.  A presentation on the past, current, and evolving technology that drives electric and hybrid drive vehicles. The topics include:

  • Types of alternative drive vehicles
  • Drivetrain design and operation
  • High voltage battery design, construction, and operation
  • Charging and power supply
  • Service and safety
  • The future, limitations, and challenges



The system is available if the text "Click Here to Register" is displayed in large red letters on a yellow background below. After selecting "Click here to Register", select "Register and pay the fee..." if you wish to attend the dinner at 6:00pm, or select "Register only (skip optional fee)" if you only wish to attend the presentation at 6:30pm. This will help us determine how much pizza to purchase.

DINNER RESERVATIONS Members: No Charge, Non-members: No Charge.

Members: Please enter your IEEE Membership number when registering. Please enter only the digits. Experienced members might have to add leading zeros to properly enter their membership number. Use the Drop-down box on the Registration page to select Member or Non-member Dinner. The system will not allow you to select Member Dinner if you have entered the wrong IEEE Membership number or if you have typed anything other than the digits.

Reservations close at midnight on October 25. WALK-INS (those without reservations): Walk-ins are always welcome, but we request that you please register in advance so we know how much food and drinks to provide. DINNER RESERVATION CANCELLATION POLICY An email to prior to the close of reservations is requested to cancel your reservation.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 27 Oct 2016
  • Time: 05:45 PM to 08:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • 2855 Campus Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • United States 45221
  • Building: Swift Hall
  • Room Number: Room 800

  • Starts 29 September 2016 12:00 AM
  • Ends 26 October 2016 12:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Mr. Dylan Boyles of University Of Cincinnati

 Dylan Boyles 



Mr. Dylan Boyles is a Master Technician and Alternative Drive Specialist at BMW of Cincinnati North. He has been a technician in the automotive industry for 23 years. Mr. Boyles was one of the first alternate drive technicians trained by BMW in the country. He has extensive experience with BMW, Mazda, and the aftermarket, specializing in German and Japanese automobile repair. 


Mr. Boyles was also and Adjunct Professor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, teaching in the Automotive Service Management Program.


Address:Ohio, United States

Mr. Dylan Boyles of University Of Cincinnati


Address:Ohio, United States


Vehicle showing 5:45 - 6:30 Loop at Eng Research Center Bldg

Dinner: 6:00 - 6:30, Swift Hall Room 800

Presentation: 7:00 - 8:00,  Swift Hall Room 800

Buffet Menu: Assorted BearCat Sheet Pizzas from Adriaticos.

Location: University of Cincinnati Swift Hall Room 800. 2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati, OH 45221 Directions: Please see map below. The nearest parking garage is Woodside Garage or the Campus Green Garage. There is also on street parking on Martin Luther King Blvd and Clifton Ave.

Directions: From the parking garages head inside campus.