Parallel conferences

2nd International VDI conference “EDrive“: Integral Development of Powertrains 

The development of partially and fully electrified powertrains poses a true challenge and requires the ability to take a system-wide view across all areas: Mechanics, Mechatronics, Electrical Engineering.

That’s exactly where the new international conference “EDrive“ comes in. System architects, power train designers and experts for subsystems were invited to share their views on current solutions from research and industry.

Topics covered at the 2 sessions, taking place at the same time, will included:

  • Layout of the electrical engine
  • Integration of semiconductor power modules 
  • Optimisation ideas of the overall system 
  • New concepts on e-axles, hybrid modules and 48-hybrids 
  • Transmission topologies in electrified drives 

The specialist programme was prepared with the support of the program committee, which is made up of top-flight industry experts:

  •  Dr. Karsten Bennewitz, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
  •  Dr. Andreas Fink, ZF Friedrichshafen, Schweinfurt
  •  Michel Forissier, Valeo, Cergy-Pontoise Cedex
  •  Dr. Rainer Link, GKN ePowertrain, Lohmar
  •  Konstantin Neiss, Daimler AG, Sindelfingen
  • Thomas Pfund, LuK GmbH & Co. KG, Bühl
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen
  • Dr. Andreas Schamel, Ford-Werke GmbH, Aachen (Tagungsleitung)
  • Ralf Schmid, Robert Bosch, GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Wolfgang Stephan, hofer AG, Nürtingen
  •  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

6th International VDI Conference: Drivetrain Solutions for Commercial Vehicles  

On 10th and 11th of July 2019 once again noumerous international transmission experts of commercial vehicles met to dicuss topics like:

  • 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

The conference is under the direction of Thomas Landsherr, Vice President Engineering Powertrain Driveline, Truck & Bus, MAN Truck & Bus AG.

The specialist program was prepared with the support of the program committee, which is made up of top-flight industry experts:

  • Pascal Hervet, VALEO Powertrain Systems, Amiens
  • Dr. Klaus Lippitsch, MAGNA Powertrain GmbH & Co. KG, Lannach
  • Dr. Magnus Mackaldener,  Scania CV AB, Södertälje
  • Dipl.-Ing. Klaus Steinel, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Friedrichshafen
  • Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Vollmar, Daimler AG, Stuttgart


Eventnumber: 01TA805



World Conference Center Bonn*

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2,
53113 Bonn
+49 228/92670 to website


1.740,– € plus 19% VAT

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