Rethinking Mobility
Drive the Change. Shape the Future.
25 – 26 September 2019 | Seifenfabrik, Graz


When traditional automotive suppliers exhibit at electronics shows, IT companies build cars, car manufacturers become mobility service providers, intelligent cars become rolling computers with wings and OEMs embraise the start-up spirit – then the often quoted change has reached the automotive industry. How manufacturers and suppliers deal with this transformation, which opportunities open up for them, what new business models and strategic alliances they can set up, which new roles emerge and how the necessary strategic change within companies can be mastered successfully - these topics and more will be discussed at AUTOCONTACT'19.

Factory tour

Networking evening


Speakers of the AUTOCONTACT'18 congress

Behrning Stefan

TÜV Rheinland

Colbow Kevin

Ballard Power Systems

Elbers Christoph

ZF Friedrichshafen

Geringer Bernhard

TU Wien

Hermann Jochen


Korn Thomas


Linden Johannes

PIA Automation

List Helmut

AVL List

Prinz Fritz

Stanford University

Rebernik Matthias


Szlavik Nikolaus

Austria Druckguss

Woltran Michael

OMV Gas & Power

Speakers E-Mobility Forum 2018

Bramberger Michael

Samsung SDI Battery Systems

Hirz Mario

TU Graz

Janeck Marc


Niederl Dietmar


Schaufuss Patrick


Schermann Markus

Great Wall Austria R&D

Storny Nigel

LeasePlan Österreich Fuhrparkmanagement

Waser Helmut Martin

Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik

Review 2018

From September 26th to 27th 2018, AUTOCONTACT'18 dealt with the powertrain of the future - more than 250 participants underpinned the enormous interest of the Styrian mobility industry in this widely discussed topic. Contemporary e-mobility, improved combustion engines, hybrid and hydrogen technologies show that a variety of concepts with different use cases exists. At the same time, powertrain concepts must always consider ecological sustainability. Companies have to invest in R&D especially in this situation.

The event started on 26th of September with a factory tour at ZF Lemförder Achssysteme GmbH in Lebring, which has developed itself from an axle assembly plant into a sophisticated mechatronic systems manufactuerer. As part of the production tour, the series production of a rear-axle steering system was presented. The gala dinner later in the evening at the Seifenfabrik Graz was accompanied by the band Auto di Takt in style - with instruments from disassembled car parts.

On 27th September, the AUTOCONTACT'18 congress was held with a highly-regarded speaker line up including Jochen Hermann (Daimler), Fritz Prinz (Stanford University), Kevin Colbow (Ballard Power Systems) and Michael Woltran (OMV).

Following AUTOCONTACT'18, ACstyria hosted the E-Mobility Forum at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg as part of the Krone E-Mobility Playdays, where developments in the areas of electric vehicle concepts and battery technologies were presented by industry experts. In addition, participants were enabled to testdrive the brand new Jaguar I-Pace electric car on the race track, which is produced by Magna Steyr in Graz.


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