23rd International VDI Congress "Dritev" - Secure your place for 2023!

The world of powertrain is currently navigating the tensions between increasing CO2 emissions in vehicle fleets, an explosive increase in drivetrain variants, cost pressure and regulatory interventions by governments. Many questions are still open and issues unresolved. That’s why companies are pursuing a variety of drivetrain strategies that will lead to a comprehensive electrification of the drivetrain, as this is the best way to be prepared for the future.

Good Reasons

Technical content – of high quality and focused

This is the one place where you can listen to more than 60 expert presentations and learn about current matters prevailing in series development of powertrains and transmissions. Following a thorough review process, it is up to the committee of experts to decide which topics will finally make it on the agenda. What matters are technical depth and level of sophistication allowing our program to add real value.

International industry meeting of the drive and transmission community

The International VDI Congress “Dritev” is one of the world’s largest automobile congresses – be part of the community in Baden-Baden! Hundreds experts with an R&D background meet every year to exchange thoughts on current developments in the field of drivetrain and transmission. It’s the ideal place to reach out to long-known fellow experts, find new project partners and pave the way to establish new business ties.

Interactive, cross-industry and cross-functional Approach

“Think out of the box“ – be prepared to take a broader view!

Get some new inspirations on a similar industry by taking a glimpse at the conferences “8th International VDI Conference Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles” which is held at the same time. Likewise, we will set up a couple of speakers cornerns where you can contribute to the debate and share valuable insights. In our Dritev Lab you will have a chance to find answers to your questions and interesting items exhibited there will make your attendance a true experience. Thus, our traditional program will be complemented with an interactive hands-on activity.

A host of information in one place - one of the largest trade exhibitions in the field of drivetrain and transmission technology in the mobile sector worldwide

With more than 70 international exhibitors the trade exhibition, which will be accompanying the large-scale conference, will allow you to get a quick comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art solutions and innovations along the entire added-value-chain. Meet project partners at the venue and benchmark your research findings.

Adding value by saving time

Meet your partners at the venue and manage to optimise project timetables. Shorten your market analyses by quickly assessing the situation in the accompanying trade exhibition. Be inspired by the expert program that is characterised by a strong focus and gain new momentum for your development efforts. One thing you can be assured of: time spent at the congress will definitely be worthwhile.

Review of Dritev 2022

The electrification of mobility continues to advance

It is one of the world's largest automotive congresses and has now taken place in Baden-Baden for the first time. On 6 and 7 July 2022, the international VDI congress "Dritev" was held at the Baden-Baden Congress Centre with 700 participants. The central topic of the congress: the design of the electrification of mobility in the development of new vehicles, also in conjunction with the development of the necessary charging infrastructure.

New drive variants and concrete climate targets

The world of drive systems in particular continues to be caught between rising CO2 emissions, new drive variants and concrete climate targets. The companies are therefore pursuing multiple drive strategies that follow a comprehensive electrification of the drive system in all vehicle classes and types in order to be well positioned for the future. Stellantis, for example, presented the purely electric strategy for the "Opel" brand at DRITEV 2022. In addition, Magna and Schaeffler, among others, presented their latest developments for electric drives.

Pilot project shows expansion of charging infrastructure

The National Charging Infrastructure Control Centre provided insights into funding plans and their nationwide implementation for the expansion of a charging infrastructure for electromobility. In addition, representatives of the city of Rüsselsheim am Main, the RhineMain University of Applied Sciences and Opel presented the first research results from the joint development of an urban charging infrastructure ("Electric City Rüsselsheim" project). Björn Conrad from Sinolytics provided a view beyond Europe. In his plenary lecture, he provided background information on technology and innovation policy in China.

The heart of the Dritev this year was once again the more than 50 international expert lectures in which developers presented their latest findings from the series development of drives and drive components for passenger cars. In addition, the accompanying trade exhibition on all four levels of the congress centre with 56 international exhibitors offered an overview of innovative solutions and products in the field of drives and transmissions.

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Dritev 2023


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden*

Augustaplatz 10,
76530 Baden-Baden
+49 7221/304-0 to website


1.890,– € plus VAT

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