International Conference for commercial vehicles engine technology

Developers from all over the world discuss solutions to improve the combustion engine in commercial vehicles in Baden-Baden (Germany)

The question, in which direction commercial vehicles and the transport of goods and people is developing cannot just be answered by simply specifying the type of drive. The most important question about solutions to reduce CO₂ or for CO₂-neutrality was discussed in an intensive way on the last International Engine Congress in Baden-Baden 2016. Between all technological possibilities, the combustion engine operated with synthetic fuels is still the best way for sustainability.

The crucial factor to further development of Diesel and gasoline engines in commercial vehicles is to make them more efficient and to reduce CO₂. The high energy density of liquid fuels will contribute significantly to ensuring the suitability of commercial vehicles (trucks or urban transport) by the combustion engine.

The CV combustion engine in a diversified international environment

The 4th International Engine Congress taking place on 21 and 22 February 2017 in Baden-Baden (Germany) shall therefore once again view the overall system made up of combustion engine and fuel types, in addition to the combustion engine development itself – in the same technical profoundness we have come to know.

We would like to discuss these topics with you: 

  • Impact of the CO₂- and Ultra Low NOx-Legislation on the Basic Engine
  • Strategies and Solutions for Emission Reduction and Exhaust Gas After-Treatment
  • Optimization Concepts for the Intake/Exhaust Cycle and Combustion
  • Current Electrification Concepts for Commercial Vehicles
  • Efficiency Increase of Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency Potential with the appropriate Thermal Management
  • Presenting new Engines for the Commercial Vehicle Market


With a view to the close linkage of engine developers of passenger and commercial vehicles, we will keep promoting the sharing of experience at the congress, which can be accomplished and enhanced by getting involved personally. Share the congress with your colleagues from abroad.

New fuels – solution for an emission free future!?

Cause of the great success of the last special congress program about „New Fuels“, the organizers decided to discuss this important topic again. Fuel is elementary if you want to further development of engines in vehicles. We invite you to discuss technical and economically aspects of developing fuels and apply for a presentation. Wolfgang Maus, founder and long-standing Managing Director from Continental Emitec GmbH is Chairman of this special program. In parallel sections, we offer a program for experts from the automotive industry for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

You may change between the different presentations of the whole congress´ program. Simultaneous translation will be available: German – English. An exhibition will inform you about current products and projects of the automotive industry.

Prof. Dr. Christian Beidl, TU Darmstadt, is Chairman of the International Conference for Commercial Vehicles Engine Technology.

Discuss with experts from e.g.: AVL List, BorgWarner, Daimler, DAF, Deutz, DENSO, Eaton, FEV, FPT Motorenforschung, Iveco, Mahle Group, MAN, RWTH Aachen, STEYR MOTORS and Volvo.

Baden-Baden invites you for best networking. We are looking forward to you!

Best Regards
Your International Engine Congress Team from ATZlive and VDI Wissensforum