Convention

9th International VDI Conference - Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles 2025

Course number: 01TA809

  • Call for papers open: submit your abstract and be part of the ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ in Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • Exchange information and experiences with leading representatives from industry and research.
  • Get insights about latest developments: Learn about advances in battery, hybrid, and conventional drivetrain solutions.
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09. – 10. July 2025
Baden-Baden

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At the 9th International Conference 'Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ on July 9th and 10th, 2025 major players in the commercial vehicle sector will give an insight into the latest developments of powertrain solutions that solely run on battery power as well as concepts based on hybrid and conventional solutions.

Multiple solutions for the drive train of commercial vehicles

In light of CO2 regulations getting more and more stringent, commercial vehicle manufacturers are faced with the development of alternatives to replace the conventional powertrain. Although a battery-powered solution is particularly attractive for city traffic, it does not seem to be doable for heavy commercial traffic due to capacity and weight-saving reasons – at least in the medium term. Therefore hybrid concepts and synthetic fuels are of crucial interest.


Submit your abstract now! Actively shape the future at the VDI Conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles’ in Baden-Baden, Germany by presenting your topic!

Would you like to hold an exciting specialist lecture, present your new solutions, exciting work and best practice examples and want to become part of the VDI-Conference?
Hand in your abstract covering related topics such as:

  • Synthetic fuels: Varieties, costs, general conditions
  • Electrification Concepts for light and medium duty vehicles
  • Potentials of commercial vehicles run on natural gas
  • Hydrogen mobility for the heavy freight segment
  • Advanced simulation methods for developers
  • Data and Security in the Drive System
  • Drivetrain Architectures and Vehicle Integration
     

Please sent your contribution via email to Caroline Koerber, VDI Wissensforum (koerber@vdi.de) including the following information:

  • Title of the paper
  • An abstract summarizing your paper and explaining the key messages of your contribution (one-pager, A4)
  • Information about the lecturer and co-authors
  • Latest date of submission: October 21rd, 2024

German and English are the approved languages for presentation. The permitted presentation time is 20 minutes, with additional 5 minutes for discussion afterwards. Presentations and a detailed manuscript for the handout must be submitted in English. For the conference lectures simultaneous interpreting (German - English) via headphones will provided.

The VDI Wissensforum and our program committee is looking forward to your submission.

Advantages

  • Call for papers open: submit your abstract and be part of the ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ in Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • Exchange information and experiences with leading representatives from industry and research.
  • Get insights about latest developments: Learn about advances in battery, hybrid, and conventional drivetrain solutions.
  • Networking Opportunities: Meet international experts and exchange ideas during the breaks and at the evening reception.
  • Innovative Solutions: Discover new drivetrain systems and vehicle concepts at the accompanying exhibition.

Program

Under the direction of Thomas Landsherr, Vice President, MAN Truck & Bus SE, Engineering Powertrain – Transmission and Driveability Development (EPD), Germany the conference program will be set up. He will be supported by committee of experts. Based on the abstract, the program committee will decide on the acceptance and order of presentation.

Exhibitors

Exhibitor packages with complementary ticket, net stand space and company entry in the exhibitor directory (print and online) can still be booked. Reserve one of the limited stand spaces in the specialist exhibition. Or become a sponsor for a comprehensive presence before and during the event.
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What else can you expect at the VDI conference?

One ticket, two conferences - you can encounter new ideas and stimuli not only at the lectures of the ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ conference, you can also switch free of chargebetween the parallel series of lectures at the congress ‘Dritev’ This offers a great opportunity to meet a lot of like-minded people, talk shop with the experts and exchange new ideas.

The joint evening event offers all participants an excellent option of networking with experts from Germany and abroad. Take advantage of this opportunity to exchange ideas face-to-face with your drive and transmission community and take away new ideas.

A Motor Show and the Trade Exhibition will be held in parallel with the conference. National and international exhibitors will present innovative solutions in the field of drive systems. The motor show brings vehicle concepts to life for you.

Take advantage of our entire supporting program and round off your conference visit.

 

Secure your place: Submit your abstract or register as a participant now!

Is your expertise focused on any of the areas concerning the main topics of our conference and you would like to hand in an abstract? Or would you like to learn more about multiple opportunities for the drive train of commercial vehicles and hear field reports on innovative drive systems?

Then submit your abstract via email (koerber@vdi.de) or register already for our 9th International Conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘.

We look forward to welcoming you in Baden-Baden, Germany.

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Course number: 01TA809

Drivetrain Solutions Com. Vehicles

Baden-Baden, Kongresshaus Baden-Baden

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Augustaplatz 10
76530 Baden-Baden
Deutschland

+49 7221/304-0 Website
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Program Committee

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Gropp B. A.

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Gropp B. A.

Daimler Truck AG / Stuttgart

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Landsherr

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Landsherr

MAN Truck & Bus SE / München