International VDI Conference - Automotive Drives
- Profit from expert presentations and interactive sessions about the future of electromobility, fuel cell technology alternative fuels and more.
- Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of various powertrain technologies and their applications and discuss these with OEMs and international suppliers.
- Engage with industry leaders, experts and specialists and find out how the automotive industry deals with the challenges posed by political pressures and regulatory issues.
- Expand your professional network during breaks, discussion rounds and at the evening get-together.
- Take advantage of two international conferences with just one ticket and attend the parallel conference on Charging Infrastructure.
The VDI Automotive Drives Conference will focus on finding the right ‘mix’ of various motors and fuels to prepare for a future with reduced emissions and new, electrified powertrains. Learn about the benefits and disadvantages of Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) as well as other alternative power sources. This conference will give you the insights you need to prepare for the mobility challenges of the next 20 years in a professional setting with a wide range of specialists, experts and OEMs.
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Mild Hybrid - High Power
Author: Jonathan Hall, MAHLE Powertrain
The future of low emissions mobility is now
Electrification and electric cars are no longer the realm of science fiction or a concept that’s in the distant future. The way we move is changing rapidly right now and electrification is fueling new developments. However, this does not necessarily mean that we will all be driving electric cars in the next five years.
There are several technological mobility solutions jostling for position and it’s also relatively certain that the internal combustion engine will remain with us for some time to come. That’s why it’s important for companies and professionals involved in all areas of mobility to consider the right ‘mix’ of engines and fuels to contribute to necessary reductions in emissions.
The VDI Automotive Drives Conference will give you an overview of the various technological options available, including Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) as well other alternative power sources. You will be able to discuss the benefits and potential of these systems with a wide range of specialists, experts and representatives from OEMs. We will also look at the political and regulatory side of things, making this conference a must for any and all professionals working in the future of powertrain development.
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair‘s Welcome and Opening Address
Thomas Schlick, Senior Partner, Roland Berger, Germany
Say Hi & Meet your Peers!
Have your business cards ready and see who else is joining the event.
I. Market Development & E-Mobility Transformation
Holistic Overview of the Challenges facing the Powertrain Industry
Karsten Deubel, Senior Consultant – Commercial Vehicles, Frost & Sullivan, United Kingdom
Driving the E-Mobility Transformation
Gustavo C. M. B. Alonso, Head of Powertrain, co-authors: Frank Bekemeier, Chief Technical Officer & Michael Lueer, Project Manager Powertrain, all: Product Line e-Mobility, Volkswagen AG, Germany
E-Driveline for commercial Vehicles: The logical Way to gain EURegulations
Klaus Feldmann, Head of e-mobility, ALTRAN, The Netherlands
High-power 48V Battery Pack for mild-hybrid Applications
Dr. Mike Bassett, Chief Engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering, co-authors: Jonathan Hall, Head of Research Projects & Dr. Stephen Borman, Principal Engineer, all: MAHLE Powertrain Ltd., United Kingdom
Electric Powertrain for CO2 Reduction in heavy-duty Applications
Ryan Maughan, Managing Director, AVID Technology Group Ltd., United Kingdom
Interactive World Café Session
Networking & Coffee Break
Integration vs. Modularity in 3-in-1 electric Propulsion System
Alex Serrarens, Manager Business Development, Punch Powertrain Nederland B.V., The Netherlands, co-authors: Joris Bronckaers, Controls Engineer & Wilfried Appeltants, Senior Mechanical Development Engineer, both: Punch Powertrain, Belgium
II. Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Vehicles
First Zero Emission Drive Technology that beats Diesel
Ivo Pimentel, Co-Founder, Business Development, H2-Fuel, KEYOU GmbH, Germany
AVL PEM Fuel Cell Concept Car
Falko Berg, Manager PEM Systems; Matthias Brendel, Vice President Business Field Electrification; Jürgen Rechberger, Manager Global Fuel Cell Competence Team, all: AVL List GmbH, Austria; William Resende, Global Product Manager Fuel Cell Systems, AVL Deutschland GmbH, Germany
End of Conference Day One
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers
III. Political Environment & Regulations
The new EU CO2 Emission Standards for light-duty Vehicles and the Transition to low-emission Mobility
Filip François, Policy officer, European Commission, DG Climate Action, Belgium
Europe in the Spotlight: Market Leadership through a balanced Policy and R&D Incentives Package
Ingo Bunzeck, Senior Manager, Global R&D and Innovation Services, EMEIA Tax Centre, Belgium
IV. Alternative Fuels
European Perspectives on renewable Transport from Well to Wheel
Tobias Block, Coordinator of Renewable Fuels, German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA), Germany
Networking & Coffee Break
Still charging or already driving? Electric Mobility thought through to the End
Dr. Kai Ruth, Director Sales & Service Motive Power Germany, Exide Technologies GmbH, Germany
The Role of Hybrid Electric Vehicles in future Powertrains – Just a temporary fix or a long-term solution?
Dr. Mike Bassett, Chief Engineer, Research & Advanced Engineering, MAHLE Powertrain Ltd., United Kingdom Ryan Maughan, Managing Director, AVID Technology Group Ltd., United Kingdom
V. Electric Mobility & Individual Transport
Micro Mobility as a missing Piece to reduce Emissions
Thorsten Schrader, Concept Engineer, Mobility Solutions, Audi AG, Germany
Leveraging electric Mobility via freefloating Carsharing
Thorsten Sobe, Business Development Manager Electric Mobility, SHARE NOW, Germany
End of Conference
Target audience for the conference
The VDI Automotive Drives Conference is aimed at the following specialists, experts and professionals:
- Original Equipment Manufacturers, with a particular focus on those working in:
- Powertrain Development & Technology
- Electric Mobility/ Powertrain Electrification & Hybridisation
- Fuel Cell Technology, Development & Strategy
- Hydrogen Business Development
- Alternative Fuels
- Business Development
- Research & Development
- Start-Ups in the area of electric vehicles and transportation systems
- Relevant suppliers & motor manufacturers
- Consultants & research institutes
- Political stakeholder & influencer
You’re interested in the future of mobility, specifically how electrified powertrains and other technologies will change the way we move? Get together with international OEMs, suppliers and various specialists to discuss the benefits and potentials of a variety of technological solutions and approaches. Then book your ticket for the VDI Automotive Drives Conferencenow.
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