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.
Key Speakers 2014
Bernd Mattes, Chairman, Ford-Werke GmbH
Prof. Dr Helmut List, Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
Prof. Dr-Ing. Herbert Kohler, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability; Chief Environmental Officer, Daimler AG
Prof. Dr-Ing. Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer; Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG
Prof. Dr-Ing. Stefan Pischinger, President and Chief Executive Officer, FEV GmbH
Terry Nakatsuka, CEO, Jatco Ltd.
Prof. Dr-Ing. Jens Hadler, General Manager, APL Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH
Dr Robert Plank, Chairman of the Board/CEO, TÜV NORD Mobilität GmbH & Co. KG
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).
The international Transmissions Market and the Holy Grail
Finding the optimal marketing strategy for automotive transmissions is a challenge for OEMS all over the world. But is there really such a thing as a universal strategy that works equally well for different technologies, and in old and new markets? In this expert article, Wajih Hossenally and Chris Guile go in search of the Holy Grail of the transmissions industry.