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CTI Symposia – The appropriate forum for the international exchange
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.
Abstract from Muammer Yolga, Department Manager System, Software and Simulation, AVL List GmbH
Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions – Start of a new Era?
Existing hybrid powertrains are focusing on utilizing conventional transmissions with add-on hybrid solutions. This approach has several benefits due to reuse of the components, flexibility of production, reducing the development efforts but how far can these add-on hybrid solutions bring powertrains to the future fuel economy targets? Will add-on approach stay as the only solution for hybridization or can we do more with new transmissions structures? Continue reading
CTI Symposia put CVTs centre stage:
Are the benefits of stepless transmissions still underrated?
The ideal: stepless acceleration!
In high-powered electric automobiles like Tesla models or the BMW i3, drivers can feel like pilots already. For powerful, seamless acceleration right up to full speed, they simply apply full thrust.
In conventional automobiles, automatic shift transmissions use high numbers of gearsteps to map that ideal as closely as possible. As an interesting alternative, stepless transmissions are now being discussed intensively again.
Read the full article here: http://www.transmission-symposium.com/en/are-the-benefits-of-stepless-transmissions-still-underrated/
DHT – a Model for the Future?
By definition, Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHT) use at least two sources of propulsion: an ICE, and at least one e-machine. Without either of these sources, they are not fully functional. DHTs can offer several modes, for example serial, parallel, power-split CVT mode, all electric and ICE mode. Optionally, they do not require an additional launch element. What are the prospects for Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions?
Read the statements in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:
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