About EuroBrake

EuroBrake has grown from over 50 exhibitors and 660 delegates from 15 countries in 2012 with 96 papers presented to over 100 exhibitors, 1,200 delegates from more than 40 countries with 146 papers presented in 2019. EuroBrake 2020 was due to be held in Barcelona, Spain and it was expected to grow further until the arrival of coronavirus and the cancellation of the physical event.

EuroBrake 2021 is planned to be held 18-20 May in Mainz, Germany, with a spacious exhibition and technical sessions running across the three days. FISITA and the Rheingoldhalle Mainz venue are working together to host the safest possible event with sufficient spacing, digital solutions and enhanced sanitisation and hygiene standards. Rheingoldhalle Mainz have prepared more information about the preparations they are making on their website.

EuroBrake 2021

2021 Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for 2021 has now closed. Authors will be informed of decisions in early December 2020. Accepted submissions will be published on this website, with papers, presentations and posters shared physically at the event and virtually after, if all proceeds to plan and author permission is given.

The EuroBrake 2021 Technical Programme promises to be full and rich with papers already being organised into topics including Environmentally-friendly Braking Systems; Fundamentals of Brakes; Intelligent Braking and Braking Control; Materials and Design; Manufacturing and Markets; and Simulation, Testing, and Innovative Development Processes. Submissions in new and related fields – such as rail and wind power – have been encouraged for 2021.

With the addition of some 2020 submissions deferred because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we expect a very interesting range of submissions for EuroBrake 2021. The Steering Committee will work closely with the Advisory Board, reviewers, and authors to form an industry-leading technical programme. As the world requires us all to accelerate the move towards carbon neutral economies, we particularly encourage submissions on environmental-friendly braking solutions for applications such as rail vehicles, electric road vehicles and wind turbines.

Being a part of the EuroBrake 2021 Technical Programme is your opportunity to reach an influential audience of braking specialists, to share knowledge and to connect with decision-makers from leading companies around the world.

A message from the organisers

EuroBrake was created in 2012 to address the profound changes in the demands made by the braking industry’s customers and end-users, and to provide a forum for companies, engineers and academics working in the area of brake technology to come together to share ideas.

Following seven years of growth, EuroBrake has become established as the world’s largest technical event of its kind, attended by 1,200 delegates in 2019, with a significant technical programme of 150 technical presentations and featuring 100 international organisations within the exhibition. EuroBrake attracts a global audience of engineers, scientists, academics and executives from the industries of passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail and the wider industrial sectors.

Join the community

We invite you to join us at EuroBrake 2020, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, one of the world’s leading connected, cultural and historical destinations.

EuroBrake 2020 is set to be another record-braking year, so why not come sponsor or exhibit at the event for the opportunity to reach an influential audience of braking specialists, to share knowledge and to connect with decision-makers from leading companies around the world.

Offering an enviable climate and world-leading hub for business, Barcelona has direct links with many of the world’s Capital cities, via air, road, rail and sea, making EuroBrake 2020 extremely accessible.

Presenting at this international and highly regarded conference is your opportunity to reach an influential audience of braking specialists, to share knowledge and to connect with decision-makers from leading companies around the world. The Call for Papers will be published soon so keep an eye out for its announcement in BrakingNews!

On behalf of FISITA and the EuroBrake Steering Committee, we invite you to participate in EuroBrake 2020, and we look forward to welcoming you to Barcelona next year.

EuroBrake Chairman, EuroBrake Chairman
Chris Mason

Join the community

The people of EuroBrake

Who is in the Community?

To find out who exhibits at EuroBrake, please visit the Braking Industry Directory. If you are a student interested in participating in EuroBrake, take a look at the EuroBrake Student Opportunity Programme. For experts wanting to access the Technical Programme and become a part of the EuroBrake community, please register.

Braking industry directory

Highlights from EuroBrake 2019

Who Drives EuroBrake?

EuroBrake is organised by FISITA, the membership organisation that supports the automotive and mobility systems sector in its quest to advance technological development.

Having delivered against this mission for every generation of engineers since 1948, we are uniquely placed to promote excellence in mobility engineering and the development of safe, sustainable and affordable mobility solutions.

The technical aspect of EuroBrake is delivered by the EuroBrake Steering Committee with support from its Advisory Board.

Braking industry directory

EuroBrake Steering Committee

Jan Münchhoff
Harald Abendroth
David Barton
University of Leeds
Yannick Desplanques
Centrale Lille
Klaus Jäckel
Daimler Truck AG
Prof. Dr. -Ing.
Georg-Peter Ostermeyer
TU Braunschweig
Ludwig Vollrath
Formula Student Germany

EuroBrake Advisory Board

Jayashree BijweIndian
Indian Institute of Technology
Philippe Dufrénoy
University of Lille
Stefan Dörsch
DB Systemtechnik GmbH
John Fieldhouse
JDF Consulting
Peter Filip
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Theodoros Grigoratos
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Johannes Gräber
Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH
Seong K. Rhee
SKR Consulting LLC
Takashi Kudo
Akebono Brake Industry Co Ltd
Ralph Lauxmann
Continental AG
Loïc Lelièvre
Edwin Liebemann
Bosch GmbH
Michael Lingg
Volkswagen AG
Roy Link
Link Engineering Co.
Luca Martinotto
ITT Friction Technologies
Manfred Meyer
ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Prof. Dr.
Jiliang Mo
Southwest Jiaotong University
Parimal Mody
Rainer Müller-Finkeldei
Daimler Truck AG
Tony Nicol
Prof. Dr.
Masaki Nishiwaki
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
Franck Poisson
Yukihiro Shiomi
Toyota Motor Corporation
Fabio Squadrani
Roberto Tione

EuroBrake in photos


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