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Since 2012 CTI organises its famous CTI Symposium in China. The three day event provides an update on latest automotive transmission and drive engineering for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The international industry event delivers the appropriate platform to find new partners for purchase and sales of whole systems and components. Automobile manufacturers, transmission and component companies give an overview and outlook on technical and market trends.

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General Motors Front Wheel Drive Seven Speed Dry Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission

Abstract: General Motors Front Wheel Drive Seven Speed Dry Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission

Abstract from Kevin Shipley, Regional Chief Engineer, GM China – Global Propulsion Systems, Gan Daohui, Chief Engineer – Transmission Department, SAIC

General Motors Front Wheel Drive Seven Speed Dry Dual Clutch Automatic Transmission

Kevin Shipley explains the characteristics of General Motors‘ new automatic transmission system.

General Motors has introduced a new front wheel drive seven speed dry dual clutch automatic transmission in 2014. The 250 Nm input torque rated gear box was designed and engineered for a global market in both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The transmission has integrated start/stop capability enabled by the use of an electric motor driven pump and a pressurized accumulator.

The architecture selected was chosen for the optimization of packaging, fuel economy, mass, seamless shifts, and NVH. High mileage durability and world class drivability were the cornerstone deliverables during the engineering and design process.

Fuel efficiency is estimated to be a 3% – 10% improvement over a conventional six speed automatic transmission. FWD variant wet mass of 78.1 kg was achieved through the rigorous engineering processes used to optimize the transmission system.


This is only one of the many interesting topics that will be discussed at the CTI Symposium China.
You can get a full overview of the agenda by downloading the programme here:

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The CTI Roundtable in China – an inspiring meetup for the Chinese automotive transmission community

The CTI roundtable 2016 was successful and inspring accouding to attendees

The CTI Roundtable in China – an inspiring meet-up of the Chinese automotive transmission community

Vivian Wang from IHS Automotive provided interesing insights into the Chinese automotive industry.

1. Chinese vehicle fuel economy standards
Shanghai / 23-8-2016: With almost 50 automotive experts and managers, the CTI Roundtable has successfully held its first event on 23 August 2016 in Shanghai in China. In the run-up of the well-established CTI Symposium China which will take place from 21 to 23 September 2016 in Shanghai, the organizer CTI (Car Training Institute) planned the CTI Roundtable as a small warm-up among the automotive transmission community in China.

Thanks to Ms. Vivian Wang from IHS Automotive, the CTI Roundtable started with a very interesting presentation about the Chinese automotive market. Firstly, she introduced the automobile production and sales performance early 2016, then described the OEM strategies on transmission market and at the end the market development of New Energy and Hybrid Electronic Vehicles has been presented. Ms. Wang’s speech encouraged a vivid question round, and she replied to these questions individually.
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Abstract: China Automotive Fuel Economy Standards and the Contribution from Advanced Transmission

Abstract: China Automotive Fuel Economy Standards and the Contribution from Advanced Transmission

Abstract from Dr Haiyang Gao, Deputy Senior Engineer, Engineering Institute, China Automotive Technology and Research Center

China Automotive Fuel Economy Standards and the Contribution from Advanced Transmission

Dr. Gao will present different research results and developments in the field of fuel economy and conservation.

1. Chinese vehicle fuel economy standards

Measuring method standards give the condition and procedure for the evaluation. The fuel consumption limits should control the vehicle production from the very beginning. The fuel consumption label standards give another fore to fuel economy improvement for the customer. Also, there are some national energy efficiency standards for HEV and EV.

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What the keynote speakers think about the hot topics of the industry

What the keynote speakers think about the hot topics of the industry

Dr Rolf Gall

To be successful in the Chinese market requires the right products. More and more international companies realize, this can be done only with a „design to market – in the market“ approach. Nevertheless, the build-up of technical centers and competences in China faces many challenges and intercultural obstacles. Only when understanding and considering the Chinese culture and education system, a company will succeed in building up facilities and hiring & keeping the right employees.Dr Rolf Gall, Head of R&D, Asia Pacific; Head of Engineering Center, ZF (China) Investment Co., Ltd.