International VDI Conference “EDrive”

What kind of electric powertrain architecture is suitable for certain client profiles? Which type of electric motor offers the most advantages? What levels of voltage should be used? And when will the transition from silicon to silicon carbide take place? These are just some of the questions that are occupying the minds of powertrain designers and system architects working in the electrified field. The answers can be found at the International conference “EDrive” on 27 and 28 June 2018 in Bonn.

Current discussions surrounding emissions, driving bans in urban areas and the future of the internal combustion engine have given ‘electrification’ new impetus. Even though most major car manufacturers have electrified products in their portfolios, they’ve remained a relatively small niche. Things are changing now, and it’s essential to offer clients sustainable and comfortable solutions in terms of electrified products and powertrain architecture across the entire product range.

The challenge of developing holistic powertrains

To find the right powertrain solution for specific client profiles, a systemic approach needs to be taken in terms of development. Experts in the industry have been promoting this mindset for several years and it’s now becoming increasingly relevant. The components in an electrical powertrain cannot be seen in isolation – the interactions between the electric engine, transmission, power electronics and energy source need to be at the center of development.

Designing the future

The International VDI conference “EDrive” takes up these challenges in the holistic development of electrified powertrains. The conference will consider questions surrounding powertrain architecture, operational strategies and the optimization of components in the entire system, as well as system-wide thermo-management and EMC.

Interesting solutions from the fields of scientific research and industry will be presented to foster a stimulating discussion amongst system architects, powertrain designers and experts for subsystems in electrified powertrains.

You can support this exchange with a professional presentation and show yourself to be at the forefront of the following issues and themes:

  • Regional, environmental, societal and eco systems
  • Automotive safety (such as packaging, NVH, on-board networks, functional safety and high voltage security, aSpice development processes)
  • Powertrain (architectures, high voltage, development methods, simulations and tests)
  • Generator (integration, cooling, EOL tests)
  • eDrive subsystems (control, architectures, EMC)
  • Demands placed on electric motors, performance electronics, energy sources, sensors and cables.

You will find more information about the themes and deadlines in the call for papers.

Program committee supported by professional competencies

A committee has formed to provide the community with a high-value information platform by supporting program development with expertise and know-how. This serves as a guarantee for the quality of the conference.

  • Dr. Andreas Docter, Daimler, Stuttgart
  • Dr. Michael Ebenhoch, ZF Friedrichshafen, Schweinfurt
  • Thomas Pfund, LuK GmbH & Co. KG, Bühl
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dirk Uwe Sauer, RWTH Aachen
  • Dr. Andreas Schamel, Ford-Werke GmbH, Aachen (Conference Leadership)
  • Rudolf Stark, Conti Temic microelectronic GmbH, Nuremberg
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge, Ruhr-University Bochum

Additional advantages for you as a speaker and participant

Profit from the exchanges happening at the International VDI Congress “Dritev – Drivetrain in Vehicles”, which takes place at the same time, with:

  • over 60 expert presentations
  • over 1,500 international participants
  • over 100 professional exhibitors

Increase your engagement with your colleagues in mechanical systems and mechatronics! Make new connections to help drive your projects forward!


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Bonn ,

World Conference Center Bonn


1.640 plus 19% VAT

Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Ebenhoch ZF Friedrichshafen AG / Schweinfurt

Thomas Pfund Schaeffler AG / Herzogenaurach

Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer Institut fuer Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe RWTH Aachen / Aachen

Dr. Andreas Schamel Ford Research & Innovation Center / Aachen

Dipl.-Ing. Ralf Schmid Robert Bosch GmbH / Ludwigsburg

 Peter Tenberge Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Tenberge Fakultät für Maschinenbau Ruhr-Universität-Bochum / Bochum

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