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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.
5th International CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ in Shanghai is the Meeting Point for the World’s Transmission Experts
Dusseldorf/Shanghai, 23 September 2016 – ”Stricter legislation and increased environmental awareness among drivers, including those in China, are driving a radical rethink in the industry. There is a growing focus on hybrid drives, specifically in the new transmission category called DHT or Dedicated Hybrid Transmission, a concept developed specially for use in hybrid drives”, explained symposium chair Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig) at the beginning of the 5th CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ in Shanghai. Continue reading
Abstract from Junfeng Huang, Senior Manager Project Management, BU Clutch Systems, Schaeffler Automotive Greater China
MTplus – Fuel Saving through automatic sailing with Manual Transmissions
Mr. Huang elaborates on the fuel saving potential of automatic sailing with manual transmissions and how to turn it into action.
The fuel saving potential for vehicles with manual transmissions and automatic sailing function under real world conditions is quite huge. According to simulations and measurements values quite above 5% can be achieved. This helps to drive more economically as well as more ecologically.
The easiest technology to implement automatic sailing is through a new clutch actuator from LuK, which is an add on device to a manual clutch actuation with a hydraulic system. This MTplus actuator operates the clutch only in driving situations where sailing is appropriate. Support for automatic driving is intentionally excluded. This means launching and gear shifting is performed by the driver through the clutch pedal as usual. As the system is limited to the sailing function, the design becomes pretty easy which helps to reduce implementation costs.
Protoypes have been successfully evaluated in vehicles. The MTplus is gaining more and more attention from vehicle manufacturers especially for the cost sensitive A- and B-class segments.
It is the first time to officially present the MTplus solution in detail to the Chinese Market.
This is only one of the many interesting topics that will be discussed at the CTI Symposium China.
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Infographic: China: Still the main player on the automotive market
China has the best growth perspectives within the automotive market. Along with India, China has the highest rates of increase in the field of automobile manufacturing.
Increased performance for hybrid vehicles
eTWINSTER – the First New-Generation Electric Axle System
The GKN-developed eTWINSTER is the first next-generation electrical axle system, providing a step-change in efficiency and dynamic performance of hybrid vehicles.
Read the article written by Jan Haupt and Dirk Güth from GKN Driveline International GmbH in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:
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