Key Speakers 2014
Bernhard Mattes, Chairman, Ford-Werke GmbH
Prof. Helmut List, Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
Prof. Dr Herbert Kohler, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and
Chief Environmental Officer, Daimler AG
Uwe Wagner, Senior Vice President R&D Automotive , Member of the Management Board Automotive, Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Terry Nakatsuka, CEO, Jatco Ltd.
Dr Klaus Badenhausen, Vice President, Head of Chery Technical Center Shanghai,
Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
Prof. Dr Stefan Pischinger, Director of the Institute for Combustion Engines, RWTH Aachen University, President and Chief Executive Officer, FEV GmbH
Prof. Dr Jens Hadler, General Manager, Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH
Dr Robert Plank, Chairman of the Board/CEO, TÜV NORD Mobilität GmbH & Co. KG
Enrico Sedoni, Vice President Driveline Component, Product Line, CNH Industrial
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6th CTI Young Drive Experts Award
>> The winner gets a prize money of 2.000 €
CTI Test Drive 2014
13th International CTI Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 8-11 December 2014
Plus Transmission Expo
Düsseldorf, 19 September 2014. The diversity of transmission and drive concepts is booming, with no sign of consolidation in sight. ”Due to electrification and the growing complexity of drives, competition for the best transmission and drive concept has entered a whole new dimension”, explains Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute of Automotive Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig). ”Drives and transmissions need to be so well integrated into the overall vehicle, and network so well with vehicles, driving environments and drivers, that they work with optimal efficiency, and safely. Transmissions also need to be affordable, light and compact, offer segment and market-specific advantages, and meet legal requirements for energy consumption and CO2 emissions”.
Cutting fuel consumption with system optimization
Optimizing individual transmission components isn’t the only way to cut trucks’ fuel consumption – and besides, technical and financial parameters restrict how much engineers can do. The solution? System optimization for transmissions and drive trains. Find out what’s involved, and what to watch out for, in the following article by Dipl.-Ing. Benedikt Weiler and Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay from Brauschweig Technical University.
Electric vehicles for China’s officials
The Chinese car market is booming. Yet despite state subsidies, sales of electric vehicles and hybrids remain sluggish. Now China’s government plans to get them moving again with a new campaign.
Auto Industry Megatrends: How They Impact on Transmission and Drive Technology
3rd International CTI Symposium ‘Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives’ 17 – 19 September, Suzhou (China)
- Electrification is progressing
- More safety and driving comfort thanks to new transmission concepts
- Which transmission and drive technologies suit which user scenarios and markets?
Düsseldorf/Suzhou, July 2014 – China is the world’s largest auto market, and will grow another ten percent this year. That spells numerous opportunities for carmakers and suppliers, but also means they need to plan carefully how they use resources. One of the Chinese government’s strategic goals is to develop more environment-friendly mobility concepts and grow electric mobility in the country. At the beginning of July, the cabinet of Minister President Li Keqiang therefore exempted more environment-friendly cars from VAT. The tax break applies to electric cars with batteries and fuel cells, as well as to hybrid vehicles, and will stay in force until the end of 2017. Vehicle drives and transmissions influence energy consumption considerably, and are thus a key focus topic in car development.
CTI Transmission Symposium: Highlights and Learnings
What were the highlights and learnings from the CTI Transmission Symposium ‘Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives 2013’? Once again, transmissions expert and Chair Prof. Ferit Küçükay has summarized the key topics for you in an exclusive review. It’s the ideal way to get ready for this year’s CTI Transmission Symposium (8-11 December 2014, Berlin).