Futureproof drive concepts – more efficiency through a holistic approach
The ongoing discussion on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions underscores how important it is to develop futureproof drive concepts.
Innovative hybrid concept for compact cars
Small, economical and affordable – that’s how customers like their city cars.
Yet despite the wide range of models, pressure on the international automobile transmission industry is growing. The reasons are future government ceilings for CO2 emissions, and intensifying competition from manufacturers in emerging markets.
Follow-up Report on the 13th International CTI Symposium – Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives, December 8-11 2014, Berlin, Germany
Transmissions are becoming the manager of powertrains
At the start of the 13th CTI Symposium in Berlin, Professor Ferit Küҫükay said the German auto industry would be launching around 30 new cars with electrified drives in 2014 and 2015 alone. Electrification was stiffening the competition among drive concepts, and enabled engine and transmission concepts to be combined in more and more different ways. As a result, drives would remain a very exciting field for engineers. While Berlin showed the growing importance of integrative, holistic development approaches, it was important to be more open for new approaches too. The fate of internal combustion engines was by no means sealed, but in future they would be accompanied more frequently by an electric motor, right up to integration in active transmissions.
Get impressive insights about CTI´s mega event in Europe
The International CTI Symposium in Berlin (Germany) is the world‘s most visited annual conference on Automotive Transmission and Hybrid & Electric Drive Technology.
In 2014 over 100 experts in the plenum and 16 parallel sessions provided the audience with a latest update on powertrain strategies and technical solutions.
For those of you didn´t had the chance to attend the CTI Symposium 2014 in Berlin our “Best of” film provides an review of this great gathering of the industry.
CTI Mag – The Automotive TM, HEV & EV Drives
Magazine by CTI
The Magazine covers topics such as
- Modular, compact, efficient, cost-optimized, what else?
- Efficiency’s little helpers
- Variability on Demand: from gears to spheres
and many more fields and aspects of automotive drive technologies.
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You are also welcome to contribute to the Magazine.
For more information please contact: Mr. Michael Follmann, Email,
Phone: +49 211 9686 3729.
The Winners of the 6th CTI Young Drive Experts Award
Berlin/Düsseldorf, 10 December 2014. On December 10, the CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony was held for the sixth time at the 13th International CTI Symposium for Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives. The winners were Dr. Felix Töpler and Dr. Sebastian Idler. The honorary speech was held by Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay of TU Braunschweig, who is a jury member and the chair of the Berlin Transmission Symposium.