Dritev
Dritev
Dritev
Dritev
Dritev

Dritev

  • June 12 - 13, 2024

    Baden-Baden

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24. International VDI Congress “Dritev”

International industry get-together for the powertrain Community

The automotive congress "Dritev" offers the powertrain community an ideal platform for exchange. Once again this year, experts will meet in Baden-Baden on June 12 and 13 to discuss the latest developments, innovations and perspectives of various concepts in the powertrain environment and perspectives of various concepts in the powertrain and transmission sector.

"Technical content - high quality and focused"

The program: In more than 50 selected technical presentations, speakers from all over the world will share their technical expertise and provide participants with exciting insights into topics and technologies that will shape the series development of powertrains and transmissions in the future. An accompanying trade exhibition and numerous networking opportunities round off the industry get-together.

Four high-class keynotes will introduce the event:

CLEPA President – 163 days in office – an interim assessment

Dipl.-Ing. Matthias Zink, President of CLEPA, CEO Automotive Technologies, Schaeffler AG, Herzogenaurach

Drivetrain technology in agricultural machines – traditionally Innovative

Dipl.-Ing. Jan-Hendrik Mohr, CEO CLAAS Gruppe, CLAAS KGaA mbH, Harsewinkel

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Critical success factor of the mobility turnaround: Market-wide interfaces

Jürgen Stein, Chief Innovation & New Business Officer, EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Karlsruhe

Next Steps – electric mobility

Dr. Karsten Bennewitz, Head of Powertrain and Energy System Development, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg


  
  
    

Mastering Challenges Together

Navigating the energy transition in passenger transport and logistics successfully requires highly efficient drivetrains. The escalating electrification of the drivetrain is crucial technologically. However, for holistic sustainability, modern drivetrains should be environmentally friendly throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing to recycling, supported by stable and efficient supply chains.

Different markets will undergo change at varying rates, influenced by local legislation, infrastructure and application profiles. Driving pleasure continues to be a key purchasing factor, requiring a diverse range of drivetrain architectures.

Meeting these requirements presents challenging tasks across various sub-disciplines, including system design, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering and control technology. At Dritev, our goal is to explore how to tackle these challenges and discuss the products that will emerge in drivetrain, battery and charging systems as a result.

Good Reasons

International Audience

As a significant gathering for the drivetrain and transmission community, Dritev assembles participants from Germany, Europe and around the globe every year at the Congress House Baden-Baden. This event provides a perfect opportunity for in-depth discussions about the latest developments, innovations and perspectives.

Interactive, Cross-Functional, and Cross-Industry

"Think outside of the box!" Expand your horizons! The accompanying "Powertrain Systems in Mobile Machines" symposium provides new insights from a related industry. Our Speakers Corners offer a platform for direct interaction with speakers to address specific questions. The DritevLab, a "Hands-on-Area," invites you to study the design and processing of individual drivetrain and transmission parts in detail.

Exclusive Exhibition, Auto Salon and Networking Hotspot

Another highlight is the accompanying exhibition, where international companies present a comprehensive overview of current technical solutions and products across the entire value chain. The Auto Salon showcases the implementation of different drivetrain concepts in current vehicle models. Dritev Summer Night concludes the first day, offering a relaxed atmosphere to refresh old contacts and network with the community's Who's Who.

Value lies in time

Optimize your project timelines by meeting your contacts directly. Accelerate your market analyses with a quick overview at the exhibition. Gain valuable insights for your work from a focused program. Rest assured, the time invested in Dritev will be richly rewarded!

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Looking Back at Dritev 2023: Actively Shaping the Transformation of Mobility

On July 5th and 6th, 2023, Dritev, a premier international congress for experts in automotive drive technology, drew around 600 participants to the Congress House in Baden-Baden. Industry professionals exchanged ideas on how to successfully navigate the ongoing transformation process and addressed questions such as: Which technologies will define various mobile application areas in the future? And what implications does this have for vehicle manufacturers and suppliers?

Quality content

The meticulously assembled 2023 program served as the core of the congress, featuring over 50 international presentations by distinguished speakers. In his keynote, Benjamin Krieger delved into the importance of upcoming regulatory requirements and conveyed the supplier association CLEPA’s perspective on the widely discussed EURO 7 standard. He advocated that this standard is a notable progression from EURO 6 and warrants swift implementation. Alexander Krick from Volkswagen Group Components offered insights into the development of a pulse inverter in-house, illuminating ways to improve the efficiency and performance of electrified drivetrains. Julian Fieres of ZF Friedrichshafen stressed that embracing transformation is essential for companies. To circumvent failure during transformation processes, avoiding common pitfalls and following a clear, active, and sustainable strategy is vital. In the commercial vehicle segment, Christian Gropp of Daimler Truck underscored the variance in drive concepts based on use case. He pointed out that fleet operators would only invest in carbon-neutral trucks if they prove to be economically competitive.

Diverse networking opportunities

The presentations were augmented by an exhibition where over 60 international exhibitors displayed innovative solutions and products. Manufacturers showcased current vehicle concepts and the incorporation of various drivetrain solutions at the accompanying Auto Salon. Attendees actively engaged in technical discussions about the present state of technology and seized the numerous networking opportunities, which extended into the evening event at the Kurhaus Baden-Baden.

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Congress Program Comittee

The VDI is known for sophisticated technology and quality. Particularly these attributes in the further education of engineers provide the groundwork for our congresses, conferences and seminars. 
 
The program committees, comprising of industry and research representatives, help us realize these goals and choose topics and lectures that are as relevant as possible in industry practice. The ladies and gentlemen in the program committees are your “voice“ when it comes down to bringing an event in line with your needs.

Likewise, the VDI Congress “Dritev” is professionally supported by a program committee. In addition to Germany’s top OEMs, the committee is made up of key industry and research representatives.
 
At this point we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all members for their long years of honorary commitment.

Program Committee

Dr. Norbert Alt

Dr. Norbert Alt

FEV Europe GmbH / Aachen

Dipl.-Ing. Georg Bednarek

Dipl.-Ing. Georg Bednarek

Stellantis / Rüsselsheim am Main

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Borowitza

Dipl.-Ing. Daniel Borowitza

BMW Group / München

Prof. Yves Burckhardt

Prof. Yves Burckhardt

Technische Universität Darmstadt / Darmstadt

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Casper

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Casper

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG / Weissach

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Deimel

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Deimel

Audi AG / Ingolstadt

Dr. Jörg Gindele

Dr. Jörg Gindele

Magna PT International GmbH / Untergruppenbach

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hackl

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hackl

Hofer AG / Sankt Ulrich bei Steyr

Dipl.-Ing. Volker Heinz

Dipl.-Ing. Volker Heinz

BorgWarner / Heidelberg

Dr.-Ing. Keiwan Kashi

Dr.-Ing. Keiwan Kashi

GKN Driveline International GmbH / Lohmar

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Krick

Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Krick

Volkswagen AG - Werk Kassel / Baunatal

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Landsherr

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Landsherr

MAN Truck & Bus SE / München

Dr.-Ing. Jens Lueder

Dr.-Ing. Jens Lueder

Robert Bosch GmbH / Schwieberdingen

Dr.-Ing. Florian Mulzer

Dr.-Ing. Florian Mulzer

AGCO GmbH / Marktoberdorf

Dipl.-Ing. Konstantin Neiß

Dipl.-Ing. Konstantin Neiß

Mercedes-Benz AG / Sindelfingen

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Pfund

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Pfund

Schaeffler Automotive Buehl GmbH & Co. KG / Bühl

Prof. Stephan Rinderknecht

Prof. Stephan Rinderknecht

Technische Universität Darmstadt / Darmstadt

Dr.-Ing. Gerd Rösel

Dr.-Ing. Gerd Rösel

Vitesco Technologies GmbH / Regensburg

Dr. Christoph Sasse

Dr. Christoph Sasse

ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

Prof. Karl-Viktor Schaller

Prof. Karl-Viktor Schaller

TUM School of Engineering and Design / Garching bei München

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Udo Sommerhalter MBA

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Udo Sommerhalter MBA

Valeo Powertrain Systems Business Group / Créteil

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Prof. Karsten Stahl

FZG Forschungsstelle für Zahnräder und Getriebesysteme Technische Universität München / Garching

Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Weber

Dipl.-Ing. Carsten Weber

Ford Werke GmbH / Köln

Dr. Henning Wöhl-Bruhn

Dr. Henning Wöhl-Bruhn

Volkswagen AG / Wolfsburg

VDI-GPP

The VDI-GPP and its technical divisions provide all sectors with verified knowledge on the design of products and processes and their optimization in terms of quality and the time- and cost-benefit ratio.
This verified knowledge covers the entire product lifecycle, from the product idea and product development, marketing and service to recycling using optimized methods, tools and systems, including the necessary information technology.

This ensures the successful connection of market and technology for the purpose of sustainable growth and profit. The VDI-GPP – as the largest technical division in the VDI – provides a platform for specialist discussion and cooperation ranging from the technological state of the art and continuous improvement to trends in development. The task of the VDI-GPP is to concentrate the extensive range of services of the VDI in these fields, display them in summary and constantly improve them. This also includes the lively exchange of ideas with other VDI societies.

The activities of the society are planned and coordinated by an advisory board staffed with decision-makers working on an honorary basis. The secretariat is located in the VDI building in Düsseldorf. Besides the main secretariat, the regional chapters, which take care of the VDI members in their own areas, include work groups active in the field of product and process design.
 
The VDI society product and process design (GPP) consists of 8eight technical divisions:

  • Information Technology
  • Sales Engineering and Product Management 
  • Value Management and Value Analysis
  • Project and Process Management
  • Safety and Reliability 
  • Vibration Technology
  • Product Development and Mechatronics
  • Mechanism Design and Machine Elements

For further information please visit www.vdi.de/gpp

VDI-FVT

The VDI Society for Vehicle and Transport Technologies, VDI-FVT in short, has around 28,000 members that are affiliated to at least one of its 8 technical sections. This makes it the second biggest of the VDI’s dedicated societies. VDI-FVT is the community for engineers working in the vehicle industry, as well as for engineers dealing with transport and traffic outside manufacturing industries.

Traditionally, a majority of members work in automotive. VDI-FVT is the German affiliate of the world federation of automotive engineers’ societies, FISITA, and it is the intellectual sponsor of many big conferences on automotive technology and thus fosters exchange and knowledge transfer both nationally and internationally. It also sponsors Formula Student Germany, awarding VDI membership to all German participants, and promotes other student competitions for transport engineers. VDI-FVT has recently reconstituted technical sections for rail and marine technologies, as well as space- and aircraft. It is putting a strong focus on transport and traffic in general and aims to mediate between technology and society.

More Information: www.vdi.de/fvt/.