Impressions from the CTI Symposium China, 25 – 27 September 2017
Electrification has Many Facets
The quotas are coming. As of 2019, automotive manufacturers must have a minimum share of electrified vehicles in their Chinese portfolios. But conventional drives and transmissions will still have a chance too – the technical concepts of Chinese OEMs and suppliers are just as diverse as in other markets.
As the 6th CTI Symposium Shanghai (25-27 September 2017) showed, the question of whether combustion engines still have a future also applies in China. “Despite the euphoria surrounding electric drives, the Chinese have not forgotten combustion engines” said symposium chair Professor Ferit Küçükay in retrospect. This year’s symposium raised the bar once again, with 67 lectures offering 620 participants all the facts on new developments in transmission and drive technology. Unlike Europe and North America, China has seen strong, steady growth in vehicle registrations in recent years, though the curve has flattened of late. The gut feeling is that most of the growth is in pure EVs, but Chinese suppliers are also growing their competence in conventional and hybrid drive technology.
Modern Drive Technology – an electrifying topic
16th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,
4 – 7 December 2017, Berlin, Germany
More than 1350 participants from 25 countries are expected to attend this year’s CTI Symposium in Berlin (4 – 7 December 2017). Symposium chair Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay (Director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig) will be welcoming a host of top-notch speakers including Rolf Najork (President of the Executive Board, Bosch Rexroth AG), Prof Peter Gutzmer (Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG), Dr Wolfgang Warnecke (Chief Scientist Mobility, Shell), Dr Sven Beiker (Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility, LLC; Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business) and Alessandro Coda (Chief Technology Officer, CLEPA – The European Association of Automotive Suppliers).
6th CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo in China
International transmissions experts meet up for the sixth time in Shanghai
25 – 27 September 2017, Shanghai
Düsseldorf/Shanghai June 2017 – The next International CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ takes place on 25 – 27 September 2017, when automobile experts will gather in China for the sixth time to exchange ideas on transmission technology developments. With 8 lecture series, 60 presentations, 7 keynote speeches and the satellite exhibition ’Transmission Expo’, the event will provide a powerful framework for high-ranking Chinese and international automobile and transmission manufacturers and suppliers. The focus will rest on strategies, new components and development tools for conventional and alternative drives.
The CTI Symposium in Novi, Michigan is over and organizers look back on the 11th successful event in the United States.
During the two event days eleven keynote and plenary speeches highlighted the last technology trends, legislative directions, consumer preferences and OEM strategies by the auto industry executives.
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