7th Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium started today

Pictures: Tongji University

The 7th Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium started today with the first conference day at the Crowne Plaza Shanghai Anting. After representatives of Tongji University and University of Stuttgart welcomed the about 120 international guests this morning, the welcome speeches of the Shanghai municipal government and the state government of Baden-Württemberg followed.

The highlights of the first day were the three keynote speeches:

  • Dr. Xiang Dang, CTO IM Motors - "IM D&R on Automobile and International Cooperation Prospects":
    • The focus was on new concepts for future vehicles, such as a new electronic architecture, the integration of vehicle perception and an intelligent driving experience. Dr. Dang provided insights into new algorithms for automated driving as well as an outlook on increasing efficiency with solid-state batteries.
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. André Casal Kulzer, Chairman of the Board of Management of FKFS - "Sustainability and Powertrain Innovation":
    • He spoke about possible scenarios for the potential of CO2 reduction in the future, comparing different powertrain concepts and showed the potential of diverse mobility solutions.
  • Prof. Wang Fang, Chief Expert of China Automotive Technology & Research Center - "Analysis of power battery industry under the dual carbon goal":
    • The presentation focused on battery production and the sustainable battery development of the future with a particular consideration of energy consumption and the CO2 footprint.

After the inspiring keynote speeches, the expert presentations started in two parallel sessions on the topics of "Vehicle Dynamics and Intelligent Control" and "Automotive Energy and Powertrain Systems".


The 7th Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium presents the latest research and findings in the entire field of Automotive and Powertrain as well as delivering the benchmark for best practice through the participation of a long list of internationally renowned speakers.

The Institute of Automotive Engineering, IFS, of University of Stuttgart in cooperation with the School of Automotive Studies of Tongji-University as well as Messe Nanjing are organizing the Shanghai-Stuttgart-Symposium under the sponsorship of FKFS.


Sabrina Reichert
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