8th International VDI Conference Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles

  • Call for papers open: submit your abstract and be part of the Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles in Baden-Baden, Germany.
  • Use the conference to exchange information and experiences with leading representatives from industry and research.
  • Profit from extensive networking opportunities during the breaks and at the evening reception.

At the 8th International Conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ on July 5th and 6th, 2023 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.

Take part in shaping the VDI conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘ in Baden-Baden, Germany!

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

Summit your abstract now!

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, 2022

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 (voluntary basis) 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.


We are currently preparing the final program for you. You will soon be able to download it here.

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.

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 charge between 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 ( or register already for our 8th International Conference ‘Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles‘.

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


Eventnumber: 01TA809

Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden*

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


Early bird price until 31.12.2022

1.640,– € plus VAT

1.840,– €

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location on our local events. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

Advisory Board

 Benoist AuffrayDipl.-Ing. Benoist Auffray VALEO Powertrain Transmission Systems / AMIENS

 Rolf DoebereinerDr.-Ing. Rolf Doebereiner AVL List GmbH / Graz

 Christian GroppDipl.-Ing. Christian Gropp Daimler Truck AG / Stuttgart

 Thomas Landsherr Thomas Landsherr MAN Truck & Bus SE / München

 Josef SchäfflerDipl.-Ing. Josef Schäffler Magna Powertrain Engineering Center Steyr GmbH & C o. KG / St. Valentin

 Klaus SteinelDipl.-Ing. (FH) Klaus Steinel ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Friedrichshafen

Eventnumber: 01TA809

Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles


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