The realization that the electrification of automotive drivetrains can only develop in an evolutionary manner has ensured that internal combustion engines continue to hold the pole position in the context of low-emissions mobility. The “International Engine Congress” focuses not only on approaching the internal combustion engine comprehensively and systematically, but also on drivetrain electrification. By closely integrating passenger-car and commercial-vehicle engine technologies, the congress promotes the exchange of best practices. A dedicated series of talks addressing alternative fuels and future-ready lubricants round out the content.
The International Engine Congress provided new impetus in 2018. Emotional discussions concerning internal combustion engines were brought back to a more factual, objective level. Despite conflicts of interests, it was characterized by cooperation rather than confrontation. This establishment of trust is urgently necessary if we are to achieve greater openness to technology once again.