IAV and ITS Niedersachsen Extend Invitation to 10th Symposium on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

February 7, 2013 // Berlin. Hybrid technology and electric mobility remain very fast growing development fields in the automotive industry. As a leading engineering partner in this domain and in cooperation with ITS Niedersachsen, IAV is extending an invitation to the 10th Symposium on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles which, with talks from high-caliber speakers, is set to provide an exciting and interesting program for the many experts who will be attending. The symposium is taking place on February 13 and 14 in Braunschweig Civic Hall. Symposium highlight is the traditional driving event at IAV’s Gifhorn operation.

Braunschweig Civic Hall

"IAV and ITS Niedersachsen are delighted with the huge response to the symposium. With a history that now goes back ten years, today it is one of the industry’s leading events”, says IAV’s Prof. Dr. Burghard Voss, describing the relevance of the symposium. Companies are putting more and more money into research in an effort to move forward in this field of alternative drive technologies. Meanwhile a tradition, symposia like the annual event in Braunschweig offer a platform for the industry’s top experts to engage in dialog and discuss new research results and approaches.

Battery technology at the focus

Energy storage remains the Achilles heel in powertrain electrification. Even though major progress has been made over the past ten years, there will be no way round lithium-ion technology for quite some time to come.

Right at the start of the first day participants can look forward to an optimistic keynote address by Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer from RWTH Aachen University on lithium-ion batteries in the low-voltage range for the vehicle electrical system and the powertrain.

Electrification of commercial vehicles as key topic

The morning of the second day is also sure to be particularly interesting. With Prof. Dr. Ludger Frerichs (Braunschweig University of Technology) in charge of the program, attention not only turns to electrifying semitrailer trucks but also to the possibilities and system architecture of tomorrow’s electric city buses. This will provide an excellent focus because during the course of 2013 Braunschweig is planning to introduce one of the first electric buses to be charged by induction loop in regular timetabled service.

The latest electric and hybrid vehicles available for test drives

“As a further symposium highlight we are inviting the experts and media representatives to participate in exclusive test drives at Gifhorn. Now something of a tradition, electric and hybrid vehicles will be available on the evening of the first event day for test drives at IAV’s Rockwellstraße premises”, Burghard Voss announces.

At the moment, well over 200 registrations have been received for the tenth Braunschweig Symposium on Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, with around 300 participants expected to attend. The conference starts at 8 a.m. on February 13 and 14 in Braunschweig Civic Hall. The driving event in Gifhorn will be getting underway at 5.45 p.m. on February 13.

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Employing over 5,000 members of staff, IAV is one of the world’s leading providers of engineering services to the automotive industry. The company has been developing innovative concepts and technologies for future vehicles for over 30 years.  Core competencies include production-ready solutions in all fields of electronics, powertrain and vehicle development.  Clients include all of the world's premier automobile manufacturers and suppliers. In addition to development centers in Berlin, Gifhorn and Chemnitz, IAV also operates from other locations in Europe, Asia as well as North and South America.