The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is a financially independent and politically unaffiliated, non-profit organisation of 135,000 engineers and natural scientists. More than 12,000 of these members work for the VDI in an honorary capacity.
Established in 1856, the VDI is today the largest engineering association in Western Europe. In Germany, it is recognised as the representative of engineers both within the profession and in the public arena. As the leading institution for training and technology transfer among experts, it is also a partner at the preliminary stages of the decision-making process in matters of technological policy and for all questions that engineers face in their professional or public lives.
The VDI-Society for Automotive and Traffic Systems Technology (VDI-FVT) is recognised as an accepted facilitator and a professional, independent contact for everybody in the automotive and traffic systems industry. The society is working in the fields of traffic system technologies, road vehicles, railroad technologies, automotive components and methodologies. Single solutions are supported as well as branch specific approaches or comprehensive concepts. The VDI-FVT is committed to intelligent, responsibly used technologies, creating innovative solutions for a sustainable mobility.