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.
Why carmakers opt for modular hybrid concepts
An expert article by Uli Christian Blessing, Senior Manager Programs and Business, Getrag Untergruppenbach)
In the global market, efficient hybrid drive designs are often subject to specific regional requirements. This is why carmakers opt for variable hybrid concepts that can be adapted to local scenarios with a minimum of effort. Continue reading
CTI Transmission Symposium on the road to
8th International CTI Symposium, Rochester, USA, May 12–15, 2014
3rd International CTI Symposium, Suzhou, China, September 17–19, 2014
13th International CTI Symposium, Berlin, Germany, December 8–11, 2014
Düsseldorf, March 15, 2014. The CTI Transmission Symposium has been successful on three continents for years. Beginning in Berlin in 2001, exporting the conference to the USA eight years ago, and this year already in China for the third time, the CTI team has scored big with topics related to transmission systems. Last year, 230 globally recognized gear drive experts discussed the latest developments in the world of transmissions with a total of approximately 1,800 participants from 25 countries. Up-to-the-moment topics, workshops, discussions, extensive exhibitions, and extras such as presentation of the CTI Young Drive Experts Award and a total of 25 road tests – e.g., the Mercedes E-Class 9G-Tronic, the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee with TorqueFlite 8-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Focus Electric, the Nissan Altima with JATCO CVT8, and the Subaru Outback 2.0D Comfort Navi CVT – have ensured a multifaceted program.
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- The Opportunity of Advance Automatic Transmission in China
- The All-Wheel-Drive Powertrain of the New Compact Vehicles of Mercedes-Benz
- ISO 26262 Process Certification
and many more fields and aspects of automotive drive technologies.
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