Current and future challenges for sports car drivetrains
by Gerd Bofinger
The 2nd generation Porsche dual clutch transmission for conventional and hybrid drivetrains and what will follow
The Porsche dual clutch transmission – an efficient and highly dynamic transmission concept to meet the various customer demands – has become a top seller since the start of production in 2008.
In the 918 Spyder super sports car, the transmission and vehicle concept illustrates the chances and opportunities of a hybrid sports car in a spectacular way. And the story of success continues with the launch of the successor of Porsche’s DCT (PDK). Continue reading
EUCAR’s research priorities for sustainable propulsion
by Dr. Enrico Pisino
EUCAR’s perspective on future collaborative research and innovation priorities as concerns sustainable propulsion systems which must be increasingly clean, energy-efficient and cost-effective while responding to evolving customer demands.
EUCAR’s members, the European automotive manufacturers, strive for a competitive industry whose products meet the needs of society. European collaborative Research & Innovation (R&I) supports this strategic objective by enabling cooperation among stakeholders and providing co-funding of precompetitive activities to mitigate part of the risk inherent in automotive research. Continue reading
Q&A with BorgWarner’s vice-president and chief technology officer Chris Thomas
In preparation of this years CTI Symposium Berlin, we did a short interview about the status quo of the gear industry together with Chris Thomas, vice-president and chief technology officer at BorgWarner and new member of the CTI Symposium advisory board. Continue reading
Complexity of transmission development – trends, challenges, solutions
by Dr. Renate Vachenauer
Mastering complexity through variants, architectures, functional interaction
The presentation shows current trends and their impacts on the development and integration of transmissions on OEM level. Changes like growing numbers of vehicle variants, increasing functional interaction, tightening legal regulations and market globalisation are discussed as well as the resulting needs für architectural kits and robust design requirements. Continue reading
How will the future of automated driving look like?
What are the greatest challenges towards automated driving? Car accidents in future – rare as plane crashes? Can we renounce mandatory driving licenses in future? We asked the automotive sector!
Get the results of the survey here
In this article, IHS examines the supply chain for semiconductor ICs, sensors and transmission control units (TCUs) in the passenger car market and provides an analysis of the top 10 transmission control unit suppliers.
Read the article written by Ahad Buksh and Dr. Richard Dixon from IHS in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:
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