The international VDI Congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles" is now called Dritev

The world of transmissions has changed substantially in the last 15 years: the drivetrain is taking center stage as a result of intensifying discussion about CO2 and the transformation of the transmission into the drivetrain manager as a result of increasing electrification. The challenge today is seeing the transmission as a part of the entire drivetrain and using this systemic view in its design and development. We’re staying abreast of these changes. And we’re addressing what moves today’s transmission developers.

  • DRIvetrain
  • Transmission
  • Electrification
  • in Vehicles

In short: Dritev

"Dritev" will seamlessly continue the long tradition of the VDI Congress "Drivetrain for Vehicles" - good reasons for remaining faithful with the congress or for being a new member of this community:

  • Technically detailed and high-quality presentations about the challenges in mass producing automotive transmissions
  • One of the largest international networking platforms in the drive train and transmission world
  • An international technical exhibition with over 100 exhibitors throughout the supply chain
  • An event organized and supported by VDI – one of the most renowned scientific-technical organizations in the world

Look forward to an interesting and engaging "Dritev - Drivetrain for Vehicles" on the 27th and 28th of June 2018 in Bonn.



Participant comment

„The choice and quality of the presentations was amazing and outstanding! It will certainly inspire the participants and probably the industry.”

Jens Willms, Leiter Technisches Projektmanagement , WABCO GmbH, Hannover 

Why to take part in the international congress "Dritev - Drivetrain for Vehicles"

More than 1,500 development experts attending

The focus is clearly placed on transmissions 

100 international trade exhibitors

80 specialist lectures from 12 subject areas

Selected high-level technology lectures



Sponsors 2018

Media partners 2018

Free of charge whitepaper download

Development of the transmission control for a High-Speed Multi-Gear Powertrain Concept for Electric Vehicles
Author : Ruben König*, M.Sc., Andreas Viehmann, M.Sc., Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Rinderknecht, Institute for Mechatronic Systems in Mechanical Engineering (IMS), Technische Universität Darmstadt

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The VDI drivetrain congress moved to Bonn

The international VDI congress “Dritev - Drivetrain for Vehicles“ is moved house.  
From 2017 the international drivetrain congress “Dritev - Drivetrain for Vehicles“ will be held in the heart of the former government district of the former federal capital Bonn, opposite the German headquarters of the United Nations. 

The conference building - opened in 2015 -  impresses with its extraordinary design and high-tech facilities. Due to its central location, it can easily be reached by car, rail and air.
Its significance for the German history, combined with sophistication and the cosy feeling which is typical for the Rhine area, add that special touch to any event held in the city of Bonn.  Let yourself be inspired by the city’s unique atmosphere.


Eventnumber : 01TA805

Dritev - Drivetrain for Vehicles

Bonn ,

World Conference Center Bonn


1.640 € plus 19% VAT