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Active Transmission – More Than a Gearbox

Active Transmission – More Than a Gearbox

The International CTI Symposium and its flanking specialist exhibition is THE international industry event in Europe for people seeking latest information on developments in automotive transmissions and drives for passenger cars and commercial vehicles!

HERE you meet the experts from Europe, America and Asia!

    • Extensive OEM reports
    • Delegates from from 23 countries
    • Most international* industry meeting in Europe
      (* over 35% participants from non-German speaking countries)
    • 2,200 participants in USA, China & Europe in 2015
DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

Besides offering more comfort, modern automatic transmissions should help for lower fuel consumption. The new dual-clutch transmissions 6DCT150 and 6DCT200 with cascaded first gear layout enable efficient automation even in the high-volume segment of small passenger cars. In the first reference application, the 6DCT150 enabled fuel consumption benefit of 5 % in comparison to a five-speed manual transmission in the NEDC.

Read the article written by Roland Nasdal, Sascha Mierbach and Udo Bernhardt from Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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Interview with Gerald Killmann

“In the Future, Everything Will be Hybrid”

“In the Future, Everything Will be Hybrid”

One of the key topics at the 14th International CTI Symposium was DHT, a hybrid transmission designed exclusively for dedicated hybrid use. Toyota has favoured this approach for nearly 20 years. We spoke to Gerald Killmann, Vice President R&D, Toyota Motor Europe, about the future of hybrid powertrains.

Read the interview with Gerald Killmann, written by Gernot Goppelt, in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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Interview with Larry T. Nitz

“We Have Created a Modular Dedicated Hybrid Transmission”

“We Have Created a Modular Dedicated Hybrid Transmission”

With just a few changes to its architecture, the 2nd generation Voltec hybrid drive comes with added value in terms of increased electric range, improved NVH and new hybrid operation modes. Customer data and feedback played a crucial role in designing the Gen 2 Voltec, says Larry T. Nitz, Executive Director Transmission & Electrification at General Motors.

Read the interview with Larry T. Nitz, written by Gernot Goppelt, in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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First Speakers confirmed

15th International CTI Symposium

First speakers confirmed

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn nitz Jake Hirsch Dr Dr Harald Ludanek

Dr Ulrich Eichhorn, Head of R&D, Volkswagen Group, Germany
Larry Nitz, Executive Director Global Transmissions and Electrification, General Motors, USA
Jake Hirsch, President, Magna Powertrain, USA
Dr Dr Harald Ludanek, Member of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle,
Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge, Germany

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Dr Renate Vachenauer, Vice President Design Transmissions, 4-Wheel-Drive, BMW Group, Germany
Jörg Grotendorst, Executive Vice President Division E-Mobility, ZF Friedrichshafen AG,
Germany
Toshihiro Hirai, Corporate Vice President, Powertrain Eng. Division, NISSAN Motor Co., Ltd.
Dr Peter Mertens, Senior Vice President, Research & Development,Volvo Cars, Sweden

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Dr Enrico Pisino, Head of R&I, Product Development, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Italy
Gerd Bofinger, Director Transmission Development, Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche AG, Germany
Prof. Dr Fritz Indra, Honorary Professor and Adviser, Austria

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Are the benefits of stepless transmissions still underrated?

CTI Symposia put CVTs centre stage:

Are the benefits of stepless transmissions still underrated?

The ideal: stepless acceleration!

In high-powered electric automobiles like Tesla models or the BMW i3, drivers can feel like pilots already. For powerful, seamless acceleration right up to full speed, they simply apply full thrust.

In conventional automobiles, automatic shift transmissions use high numbers of gearsteps to map that ideal as closely as possible. As an interesting alternative, stepless transmissions are now being discussed intensively again. Continue reading

DHT – a Model for the Future?

DHT – a Model for the Future?

DHT – a Model for the Future?

By definition, Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHT) use at least two sources of propulsion: an ICE, and at least one e-machine. Without either of these sources, they are not fully functional. DHTs can offer several modes, for example serial, parallel, power-split CVT mode, all electric and ICE mode. Optionally, they do not require an additional launch element. What are the prospects for Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions?

Read the statements in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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