CVT in automotive applications

Your benefits

  • Use this unique global expert conference on the topic of CVT in vehicles to gain an overview of relevant current developments.
  • Communicate with the leading industry experts and expand your international network.
  • Benefit from the extraordinarily high expert level of the conference talks.
VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” | VDI Wissensforum

The international VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” is a unique global specialist conference that is dedicated solely to the topic of CVT in vehicles. Here, leading industry experts present the latest technical developments in the field of CVT. Learn about the approaches favoured in the Asian and American markets and find out why CVT is also being discussed more intensely in terms of the electrification of powertrains.

New opportunities for CVT in hybrid propulsion in Europe?

CVT already takes up a sizeable portion of the market in Asia, and also around 40% in Japan. North America is slowly gaining pace, and it is only in Europe where CVT has been of little interest up to now. Consumer acceptance here is low. Reasons for this, apart from the unfamiliar feeling Europeans have while driving, are the comparatively low efficiency and problematic acoustic characteristics.

The VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” will give you an overview of the current technical developments that can improve the opportunities of CVT compared to other automation concepts. Discuss with leading representatives of OEMs and supplier companies what effects hybrid and fully electrical transmission systems will have on the future use of CVT.

International panel of experts supporting with specialist skills

In order to offer the international CVT community a first-class information platform, an international panel of experts has been put together to support the programme creation and, importantly, guarantee this event’s quality.

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers, KIT
  • Andreas Englisch, LuK
  • Hong Jiang, Ford 
  • John R. Maten, General Motors
  • Dr. Yasuhiro Murakami, Afton Chemical
  • Shigeo Murata, Nissan
  • Tatsuya Osone, Jatco
  • Takashi Shibayama, Shin Nippon Tokki
  • Han-Hein Spit, Bosch Transmission

Exclusive factory tour

As a participant, you can experience the production of CVT components live during a factory tour at Bosch Transmissions in Tilburg, Netherlands, and find out about the production steps in which the different components are created.

Who should take part?

The VDI conference “CVT in automotive applications” is aimed at experts and managers who deal with variable transmission in vehicles and work in the following areas:

  • CVT development
  • Powertrain research and development
  • Transmission development
  • Development of electrified and hybrid transmission
  • Gearbox production
  • Marketing and sales

Evening event included

You are cordially invited to attend a cosy get-together in the evening of the first day of the conference. In a relaxed atmosphere, you can exchange experience with colleagues and speakers, establish new international contacts and maintain your network.

Book now

Would you like to know what current developments in the field of CVT are relevant to your business, and benefit from the experience of leading international companies? Then book your ticket for the VDI specialist conference “CVT in automotive applications” now.

10.10 - 11.10.2017 Eindhoven available 1640 €

A limited number of rooms has been reserved for the benefit of the event participants.

Advisory Board

 Albert Albers Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Albert Albers Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) / Karlsruhe

 Andreas Englisch Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirtsch.-Ing. Andreas Englisch LuK GmbH & Co KG / Bühl

 Hong Jiang Hong Jiang Ford Motor Company / Dearborn

 John R. Maten John R. Maten GM Powertrain Group / Ypsilanti

 Yasuhiro Murakami Dr. Yasuhiro Murakami Afton Chemical Japan Corporation / Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku

 Shigeo Murata Shigeo Murata Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. / Atsugi-shi Kanagawa

 Tatsuya Osone Tatsuya Osone JATCO Ltd. / Atsugi City Kanagawa

 Takashi Shibayama Takashi Shibayama SHIN NIPPON TOKKI CO. LTD / Hamamatsu-City

 Han-Hein Spit Han-Hein Spit Bosch Transmission Technology B.V. / Tilburg