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International CTI Symposium + Exhibition “Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives North America 2014”
This is THE place to get updated on latest technical developments and applications on automotive transmissions for conventional and alternative drives. Exchange experiences, discuss technologies and strategies with automotive experts from USA, Asia and Europe.
Call for Papers
Become a speaker – Take an active part in the program!
CTI and the advisory board invites all experts to hand in their paper proposal
for the CTI Symposium North America 2014.
Deadline extended: 9 January 2014
CTI Mag – The Automotive TM, HEV & EV Drives magazine by CTI
Download the first issue of the CTI Mag for free!
The magazine covers topics such as
- The Opportunity of Advance Automatic Transmission in China
- The All-Wheel-Drive Powertrain of the New Compact Vehicles of Mercedes-Benz
- ISO 26262 Process Certification
and many more fields and aspects of automotive drive technologies.
You are also welcome to contribute to the magazine. For more information please contact Mr. Michael Follmann: Email, Phone: +49 211 9686 3729.
CTI Conference 2013: Interview with the Chairman Ernie DeVincent
Ernie DeVincent, Vice President of Product Development at GETRAG, was the Chairman of the 2013 Symposium in Rochester. His reactions to the North American event are presented below. The interview was conducted by Mike Imirie, Wordsmith LLC,
1. What was your strongest impression of this event?
I was very impressed with the 40% increase in attendance at the 2013 conference. It reflects a) substantial industry recovery, particularly in the USA and b) that our conference's excellent balance of technical presentations with senior leadership presentations offers high participant value.
2. Did you gather a new or strategic impression about the trans/driveline industry?
Clearly the answer for me is the incredible rate of increasing gear count in transmissions today. In my 30+ years, you could expect the trend normally is one added gear every 10 years. But now we have seen our trend of changing 6 to 7 to 8 to 9 to 10 over the course of only 3-4 years! Read more...
Post conference report 2013
Record number engineers discussed the importance of advanced technologies to meet regulations
380 representatives of industry, the supply base, government and academia gathered during the 2013 North American CTI Transmission Symposium & Exhibition at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan between May 13–16. The CTI Symposium 2013 established a record for the conference in North America but the numbers didn't tell the whole story, however, for the conference drew from well beyond North America. This year's event attracted again many engineers and sales representatives from Europe and Asia, too. Such robust diversity - 15 countries, in fact! - attested to the importance of the transmission and drive technology for future vehicle development and the unmistakable globalization of the auto industry.
Symposium topics demonstrated that transmission and driveline represents a very complex and challenging technology sector. Not only that, with its increasing use of innovative automatic transmissions, hybrid and electric drives, this sector is advancing by means of widely differing technologies. It is not consolidating around a single mindset or hardware mechanism. Attendees had generous exposure to ‘state of the art' thinking from an industry undergoing rapid change. Read more...
Featured speakers 2013
Hitting the ground running: LD vehicle technologies for 2017-2025
Matthew J. Brusstar
Deputy Director, U. S. EPA
Nat'l Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, USA
The evolution of Volkswagen's hybrid powertrains from today's Jetta to the MQB
General Manager Engineering and Environmental Office
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., USA
Hybrid Air: a breakthrough innovation in the gasoline full hybrid technologies
Vice-President, Programs Division, Powertrains and Modules
PSA Peugeot Citroen, France
Karim Mokkadem, Project Manager Innovations, PSA Peugeot Citroen, France
Future transmission – For change of transportation system and transmission competitiveness
Corporate Vice President
JATCO LTD, Japan
7/8/9/X - speeds – Or is 4 enough
Dr Günter Fraidl
Senior Vice President, Powertrain Systems Passenger Cars
AVL List GmbH, Austria
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay
Director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering
Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
The emerging alternative fueled vehicle customers - Who they are today, and who will they be tomorrow
Strategic Vision, USA
Have we finally reached the end of the speed wars?
Principal Analyst, North America Powertrain Forecasts
IHS Automotive, USA
Which technologies contribute the most to obtain best fuel efficiency?
Which will be the most successful technically & economically?
3 parallel sessions on 15 and 16 May!
Basics and practice of automotive transmissions specially tailored to those who want to refresh their knowledge or start working in this business field
Get impressive insights about CTIs mega event
The International CTI Symposium in Berlin (Germany) with more than 1,000 delegates is the world‘s most visited annual conference on Automotive Transmission and Hybrid & Electric Drive Technology. In 2012 over 20 key experts took part in the plenum and the delegates could choose between more than 70 technical presentations in 10 parallel sessions.
For those of you didn´t had the chance to attend the CTI Symposium in Berlin can view our "Best of" film online. Or maybe you want to know how it is like at our Symposia? Get impressions from our video!
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