WHAT GIVES US IMPETUS - Turbomachinery involves some of the most effective energy converters ever designed by engineers. With a high level of efficiency they are an essential part of the transformation of the energy system and modern air travel wouldn't be possible without them.
IN MOTION – Engineers and scientists have been conducting research into efficient and clean combustion engines since 1956. The responsibility of system suppliers for modern development has grown steadily ever since. The more sophisticated and efficient the engines are, the more important the interaction between the components and the lubricants becomes.
WHAT DRIVES US – The combustion engine has become increasingly more efficient since it was invented. It has thus become the engine that drives the global economy. The focus of engine research, however, is shifting from inventing individual solutions to examining the entire engine – the electrification of the drive system included.
HOW WE DEVELOP – It has been a long time since developers have only used the test bed or actual applications to try out new powertrains. The life of a new combustion engine begins on the computer screen nowadays. All components are calculated and simulated by highly sophisticated programmes long before the first prototype has to prove itself.

The Moving Power of Engine and Turbomachinery Research

The FVV (Forschungsvereinigung Verbrennungskraftmaschinen | Research Association for Combustion Engines ) is a worldwide innovation network of companies, research & technology performers (RTD) and funding bodies. Manufacturers of automotive engines, industrial engines and turbomachinery as well as their suppliers and service providers work together with universities and other research establishments on cutting-edge technologies. The aim is to make engines and turbines cleaner, more efficient and sustainable – for the benefit of society, industry and the environment. The FVV has invested more than 500 million euros in 1,200 research projects since it was founded in 1956.

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Vienna, 26 - 27 April 2018

39th International Vienna Motor Symposium (WMS)

At the International Vienna Motor Symposium, more than 1,000 decision-makers from the most important enterprises of the worldwide automotive engineering industry meet together. The two-day programme offers a variety of ground-breaking lectures and allows sufficient time for exchange of opinions and networking. The top-level lecture programme is accompanied by an exhibition at which leading automotive and component companies present latest technologies and developments. An extensive cultural programme for participants and accompanying persons completes the two-day event.

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Prime Movers - The Innovation Network

Europe is the world's largest factory of knowledge, ideas and innovation: Around one-third of the global production of know-how and innovative products comes from EU engineers and researchers. Cross-border cooperation unites the best minds and ideas. It makes the difference: globalisation - climate-neutral economy - energy transition in transport - mobility of tomorrow. These are just a few examples of the tasks of the future that need to be adressed - together with our members and partners in Europe and the world.

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Frankfurt/M., 02.03.2018

The Powertrain Transition | Electric Vehicles (EV) | New VDMA-FVA-FVV study report published

VDMA, FVA and FVV publish new study on the electrification of the automotive powertrain and its impact on the mechanical engineering and supply industries - For the first time passenger cars, commercial vehicles and mobile machinery are focused with regard to future added value - Added value growth of automotive powertrains for passenger cars at 1.7 percent annually - New "Zero Emission Vehicle Index": By 2024 boundary conditions for the European passenger car market are expected in which an electric vehicle will be competitive.

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Frankfurt/M., 11.04.2018

13th International MTZ Conference "The Powertrain of Tomorrow 2019" | Call for Papers

At the past ATZ Powertrain Conference, we found approaches towards achieving a powertrain mix that can provide mobility with CO2-neutral emissions without further air pollution and can open up opportunities for worldwide application. The follow-up conference in January 2019 aims to clarify the viability of this powertrain mix of low-voltage and high-voltage hybrid drive systems with and without plug-in technology, fuel cell drive systems, and internal combustion engines powered by synthetic fuels. Please submit your paper not later than 15 June 2018.

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