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Dritev - 25. International VDI Congress

International Meeting of the Powertrain Community 

The automotive congress Dritev ((DRIvetrain Transmission Electrification Vehicles) offers the powertrain community an optimal platform for exchange. Every year, decision-makers, experts, and industry leaders from around the world meet in Baden-Baden. Here, vehicle manufacturers and suppliers exchange ideas and early capture innovations, developments, and challenges in drive technology. During the two-day congress, experts from OEMs, suppliers, and universities present practical lectures on new trends as well as classical topics in drive technology. Next year, the community will meet again on July 9th and 10th in Baden-Baden to discuss the latest developments, innovations, and perspectives of various concepts in the field of powertrain and transmissions. 

Technical Content – High Quality and Focused

The core of the congress is the excellent program: In more than 50 selected technical lectures, speakers from around the world share their expertise and provide participants with exciting insights into topics and technologies that will shape the series development of drivetrains and transmissions in the future. In the large accompanying exhibition, participants can learn about new products from suppliers and other service providers in addition to the technical lectures. An absolute "must" for anyone who wants to develop further and stay up-to-date in the automotive industry!

Mastering Challenges Together

One of the major challenges in the coming years is the energy transition. Highly efficient drives are essential for the necessary transformation in both passenger transport and the transportation sector. The increasing electrification of the drive system, up to the purely electric drive, plays the most significant technological role in this context. For comprehensive sustainability, modern drives must not only operate efficiently but also be environmentally friendly to manufacture and recyclable. Supply chains must be stable and efficient. Additionally, it is crucial to ensure humane conditions throughout the entire manufacturing process, from raw material extraction to production.

Different markets will experience the transformation in drive technology at different paces, depending on legal frameworks, local infrastructure, and specific customer requirements. Moreover, driving pleasure remains a decisive purchasing criterion for many customers. Consequently, a variety of drive architectures will continue to be necessary.

This presents challenging tasks in all sub-disciplines, such as system design, electrical engineering, electronics, mechanical engineering, and control. We aim to discuss how these tasks can be approached and what products in the areas of drive systems, batteries, and charging systems can result from this at the 25th International VDI Congress Dritev.

The Dritev congress in figures

experts from the international automotive industry

national and international exhibitors on site

lectures on powertrains and transmissions

various companies with numerous representatives on site

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Course number: 01TA805


Baden-Baden, Kongresshaus Baden-Baden


Location information

Augustaplatz 10
76530 Baden-Baden

+49 7221/304-0 Website
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