Tokyo Powertrain Conference

November 30, 2018, Tokyo, Japan


  • Hideyuki Matsushima

    Hideyuki Matsushima

    IAV Co. Ltd.
  • Dr. Karsten Röpke

    Dr. Karsten Röpke

    IAV GmbH


Discussions on urban clean air and increasing global warming are creating major challenges for today’s Powertrain developers. The Diesel engine, which is still good in CO2, is under increasing pressure due to its nitrogen oxide emissions. Especially commercial vehicles and mobile machinery need specific solutions for best total cost of ownership (TCO).  The choice of best energy storage (electrical, CNG, LNG, hydrogen synthetic fuels) for each application is the key. However, the gasoline engine also has to evolve to achieve future CO2 targets. Alternative drives bring more options and make the powertrain design more complex.

How do we find the right layout for our engines and transmissions in this new context and with respect to the global emission requirements? Development targets will be very challenging in terms of globality, legislation, customer demands and new technologies. Interdisciplinary cooperations and overall system knowledge become more and more important and networked development teams will discover the best solutions. In addition, what does this growing complexity mean for our future development processes? Will the complex decision-making process as well as the broader demands of validation and homologation slow us down? Or will the use of new digital technologies in development process make us faster?

These questions will be discussed at the Tokyo Powertrain Symposium. Be part of it, we look forward to seeing you there.


The overall system

  • Technical solutions and innovations
  • Architectures of the overall powertrain
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Impacts on combustion engine, transmission, e-motor
  • Modularization for global powertrain solutions
  • Development of electrified powertrains e.g. hybrid systems, 48V board nets
  • Development/ calibration of transmissions

The development process

  • Robust assessment of Real Driving Emissions
  • Development of exhaust aftertreatment systems, Soot and NOx reduction
  • Model-based development, measurement principles, machine learning

Design and calibration methodologies, processes and tools

The conference language will be Japanese.


For your participation please register online here:

Online Registration


Your conference participation is free of charge.