Featured post

From the organizer of the World´s outstanding automotive transmission meeting place

Home of the Globe´s Outstanding
Transmission & Drive Technology!

CTI Symposia – the appropriate forum for the international exchange
of experiences

In September 2015 CTI organized its famous CTI Symposium for the fourth time in China. The three day event provided an update on latest automotive transmission and drive engineering. It delivered the appropriate platform to find new partners for purchase and sales of whole systems and components. Over 440 participants listened to over 40 expert speeches. Automobile manufacturers, transmission and component companies gave an overview and outlook on technical and market trends.

read more

Follow-up report CTI Symposium

Follow-up report on the 14th International CTI Symposium
7-10 December 2015, Berlin, Germany

The next generation of hybrid transmissions

At previous CTI Symposia, it became increasingly clear that hybrid transmissions call for an integrated view of powertrains. As a logical consequence, DHTs (Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions) were defined and discussed in public for the first time in Berlin. DHTs are a new breed of hybrid transmissions, and more than just an add-on solution. Two other forward-looking topics were also in the spotlight in Berlin: the impact of autonomous driving on transmission and drive technology, and the question of what energy forms tomorrow’s mobility needs. There is still ample scope for development – not just for electric cars, but for fossil and regeneratively produced fuels too.

Continue reading

Three Winners at the 7th CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony

Three Winners at the 7th CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony

Young-Drivers-Award_0015

Berlin/Düsseldorf, 9.12.2015 – This year, no fewer than three candidates received a CTI Young Drive Experts Award at the 14th International CTI Symposium for Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives. The winners were Björn Berweiler (Research Associate, Institute for Drive Systems and Performance Electronics, Leibniz University Hanover), Dr.-Ing. Johannes Geiger (DCT Development Engineer, BMW Group) and Dr. Kathrien Inderwisch (Scientific Managing Director, Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen, TU Braunschweig).

Continue reading

4th Internationale CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives’ in Shanghai: A Unique Exchange Platform for Transmissions and Drives

4th Internationale CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives’ in Shanghai: A Unique Exchange Platform for Transmissions and Drives

Düsseldorf/Shanghai, 21 September 2015 – “Automobile production in China is growing more slowly than in recent years, which strengthens the competition. At the same time, the market for New Energy Vehicles is growing rapidly” said Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay from TU Braunschweig at the very beginning of the 4th Symposium ”Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives” in Shanghai. “These changes are a challenge, but also a great opportunity for developments in transmissions and drives.“ The focus at the conference (16-18 September) was on the latest developments in the fields of efficiency, fuel savings and concept diversity. Around 430 auto industry experts from Asia, Europe and the USA took part in the Chinese sister event to the Berlin Symposium, the world’s most important transmissions industry get-together.

Continue reading

What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?

What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?

14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,
7 – 10 December 2015, Estrel Hotel, Berlin

Transmission and drive developers are working harder than ever to reduce consumption and C02 levels cost effectively, and to meet the challenges of integration, connectivity and automation. To achieve emission regulation targets, conventional drives are continuously being optimized; various levels of electrification are a must – and so is the wide range of transmissions and drives needed for tailor-made solutions in specific markets and vehicle segments. How do we respond to these deep changes in the automobile industry? At the 14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives (7 – 10 December 2015), top international experts will be discussing exactly that in 110 specialist lectures and 16 series of parallel lectures. The symposium chair is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute for Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig). The specialist exhibition Transmission Expo accompanies the main program on December 8 and 9.

Continue reading