Hybridisation via 48 V systems: The smartest way to reduce automotive CO2 emissions?
The only practical way for automobiles to meet strict CO2 reduction targets is through incremental powertrain electrification. But which concepts are most promising, and how do you get innovations into production fast? This is just one of the hot topics high calibre experts will be discussing at the 16th International CTI Symposium Berlin (4-7 December). Continue reading
Keynote Speakers 2017
More gears? More intelligence! The last steps to the perfect transmission
Dr Stefan Sommer
CEO, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany
System developments for the electric powertrain
Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, Mahle Group, Germany
How to make Industry 4.0 a business for the powertrain industry
President of the Executive Board, Bosch Rexroth AG, Germany
Mobility for tomorrow – an integrated view on the energy and powertrain options
Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG, Germany and
Dr Wolfgang Warnecke, Chief Scientist Mobility, Shell, Germany
Young Drive Experts Award 2017 in Berlin
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“Scientific work and research projects need to be transferred into industrial applications. Conferences like the CTI Symposium are the ideal platform to raise the industry’s interest in our scientific achievements”. Continue reading
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).
Gearbox production: Optimization – the eternal quest
”To achieve consistent quality, you need to continuously synchronize customer expectations and your search for optimization potential” said Tomoyoshi Sator, Senior Vice President Corporate Quality Assurance Division, Jatco Ltd. at the 11th CTI Symposium USA in May 2017 in Novi, Michigan. Jatco’s example is another clear reminder that tomorrow’s biggest challenge involves continuously self-optimizing internal processes (particularly in production), not meeting requirements in different markets or achieving breakthroughs in drive system frugality. That means manufacturers need to work out how to ensure consistent quality and efficiency across all international facilities – and also bring new and promising methods into production. Continue reading
Formula 1 Expert Fritz Indra: The Automotive Sector is Under Pressure.
The automotive sector is under pressure. Aside from all internal trouble a considerable part of the pressure in the industry is caused by legislation, Fritz Indra says. All car manufacturers are currently pushing electrification, which may also be a strategy to take the bull by the horns. But in the opinion of the Austrian engine designer and Formula 1 expert, the current trend towards the electric car should be regarded in a more critical way than it currently is the case. Especially with regard to climate protection, he says, because electric cars aren’t as clean as they are expected to be. Continue reading