IAV Is Staging the 9th Symposium on “Automotive Powertrain Control Systems” on September 20 and 21, 2012

September 12, 2012 // Berlin – At its 9th “Automotive Powertrain Control Systems” symposium, IAV is teaming up with carmakers and component suppliers to show what defines the latest control systems for the modern powertrain. Interactive highlight at the conference is the driving event that will be presenting exciting drive concepts in electric, hybrid and combustion-engined vehicles. Participants will be given the opportunity on the apron of Berlin's Tempelhof Airport to find out what the new models are like to drive.

There is no way past the IAV symposium for anyone interested in the latest trends in powertrain electronics. Once again comprising high-profile members, the program advisory board is guaranteeing the quality of presentations delivered at the symposium. "It's made up of the German automotive and supplier industry's key executives responsible for motor-vehicle powertrain electronics", says Oliver Predelli, Senior Vice President of Diesel Engines at IAV. "This makes the symposium the most important event of its type in the German-speaking world.”

Latest Technologies in an Historic Setting

And the venue is a real highlight too: Historic Tempelhof Airport at the heart of Berlin. "I find it especially exciting that we'll be showing the latest technologies at an airport that's a listed site", says Willi Nietschke, Executive Vice President of Technology Monitoring at IAV and, together with Predelli, co-director of the symposium. "The location provides a great setting for the accompanying driving event and specialized exhibition.”

Offering presentations, driving event and specialized exhibition, the symposium combines theory with practice: The program committee has selected 42 specialized papers that will be looking at control technology, components, the powertrain, functional safety, calibration as well as the subject of OBD. The exhibition being held in the airport building will give companies like ZF Friedrichshafen the opportunity to present themselves and their portfolios covering all aspects of powertrain electronics for instance. On the evening of 20 September, participants will be able to test-drive around 30 vehicle models of a special kind on the expansive airport apron area. Among them the Mercedes B-class F-Cell, Renault Twizy, Panamera S Hybrid, Toyota Prius Plug-In, Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid or BMW 1-series ActiveE.

Plus the world’s first diesel hybrid models: Mercedes Benz E300 BlueTEC HYBRID and Citroen DS5.

You will find all the latest information on the symposium at www.elektronikbewegt.com

This is IAV:

Employing over 4,500 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 25 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.