Kaiserslautern  /  March 13, 2018  -  March 15, 2018

5th International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium

CVT Symposium

Website CVT Symposium

University of Kaiserslautern

The automated and autonomous driving and working is not only a current research topic, but also partially used in new products of the commercial vehicle industry. From this step, the industry expects above all a higher quality, more efficient workfl ows, an increase in the reliability and safety of the systems while simultaneously reducing costs.

The 5th International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium addresses different aspects of commercial vehicle development and production. With regard to energy and resource effi ciency, the topic of innovative drives with alternative fuels will be focused on. Another challenge is safety, reliability and life expectancy, which is becoming more and more relevant as part of automation. Not only is the improvement of the system components important for innovative commercial vehicles, but also new concepts for their operation must be found in order to increase productivity. Remote diagnostics or cloud solutions are also trends which must be pursued more intensively in the commercial vehicle sector. In order to improve the development and production process, it is important to use more and more powerful simulation tools and methods.


  • Commercial Vehicle Alliance (CVA)
  • Zentrum für Nutzfahrzeugtechnologie (ZNT)
  • TU Kaiserslautern
  • Innovationscluster Digitale Nutzfahrzeugtechnologie (DNT) der Fraunhofer-Institute IESE und ITWM
  • Commercial Vehicle Cluster Südwest (CVC) 



There will be presentations in the following topics:

  • Energy and Resource Efficiency
  • Safety, Reliability and Durability
  • Assisted and automated driving and working
  • Simulation methods
  • Connected Services
  • Innovative development and manufacturing

Find more information in the detailed program: Program Download

On both conference days the symposium provides an accompanying exhibition of industrial-booths, poster sessions and product presentations.


Conference Language

The conference languages are English and German. Presentations and slides can be in both languages. The German presentations will be translated simultaneously into English.


Conference Fee

The regular participation fee is 730,00€, for students (presentation of a certificate of study or a corresponding certification required) 200,00€. The conference fee includes admission to all conference sessions, catering, the conference dinner and conference proceedings.



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