Successful closing of the 7th Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium

Pictures: Tongji University

On the second day of the Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium Automotive and Powertrain Technology, the international guests were once again treated to exciting technical presentations in the two parallel sessions. The presentations offered participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge and find out about the latest developments in the industry.

The afternoon was characterised by the three keynote speeches:

  • Dr.-Ing. Jens Neubeck, FKFS – "What driving comfort is made of"
    • He talked about how to create a holistic comfort experience as an overall vehicle issue involving many subsystems and comfort domains. He also presented the necessary development tools and methods for comfort attributes for future vehicles.
  • Dr. Zhou Anjjian – "Riding on Waves, Embracing the Great Changes Unseen for Centuries, Surfing Forward Boldly, Living up to the Era of Electrification"
    • Dr. Anjjian presented various vehicles and highlighted the development over time of the various technologies behind these vehicles.
  • Dr.-Ing. Olaf Weber, R+D Director Greater China Schaeffler – "Hydrogen in Cultural Environments"
    • The presentation focused on the mindset of different cultures and countries and highlighted the socio-technical challenges of introducing hydrogen applications in different cultures.

This was followed by the panel discussion, which was moderated by Prof. André Casal Kulzer. The panel guests Wang Hui, Dr. Olaf Weber, Prof. Xiong Lu and Prof. Cai Liming spoke about the topic of "Sustainable Vehicle Mobility: Challenges and Opportunities". Among the topics discussed were the future viability of hydrogen and BEV, the acceptance of new energy carriers in different cultures, and the application of artificial intelligence in the automotive sector.

The Shanghai-Stuttgart Symposium ended successfully with many interesting presentations, 6 keynotes and a panel discussion. Many thanks to everyone involved for making the event such a success!


Sabrina Reichert
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