Key Speakers 2014
Bernhard Mattes, Chairman, Ford-Werke GmbH
Prof. Helmut List, Chairman and CEO, AVL List GmbH
Prof. Dr Herbert Kohler, Vice President Group Research and Sustainability and
Chief Environmental Officer, Daimler AG
Uwe Wagner, Senior Vice President R&D Automotive , Member of the Management Board Automotive, Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Terry Nakatsuka, CEO, Jatco Ltd.
Dr Klaus Badenhausen, Vice President, Head of Chery Technical Center Shanghai,
Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.
Prof. Dr Stefan Pischinger, Director of the Institute for Combustion Engines, RWTH Aachen University, President and Chief Executive Officer, FEV GmbH
Prof. Dr Jens Hadler, General Manager, Automobil-Prüftechnik Landau GmbH
Dr Robert Plank, Chairman of the Board/CEO, TÜV NORD Mobilität GmbH & Co. KG
Enrico Sedoni, Vice President Driveline Component, Product Line, CNH Industrial
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6th CTI Young Drive Experts Award
>> The winner gets a prize money of 2.000 €
CTI Test Drive 2014
420 automobile experts from around the world meet up in Suzhou
3rd International CTI Symposium and Exhibition
Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives China
Düsseldorf/Suzhou, 22 September 2014 – With strong visitor interest, lively discussions and informative lectures on all aspects of the auto industry, the 3rd international CTI Symposium ‘Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives China’ (17-19 September) was a big success with trade visitors and organizers alike. “The CTI Symposium is an ideal platform for discussing specific aspects of transmission and drive technology, as well as overarching trends and visions, with other specialists” says Dr Calvin C. Lee, Product Director, New Energy Vehicles, China FAW R&D Center, enthusiastically. “The organisation is like a big community where you can grow your career network among experts from all over the world.”
Interview with Mihir Kotecha
In recent years, the automotive industry has addressed globalization – and specifically, how customer needs vary across different regions – even more strongly, and is upbeat and open for new trends. Buoyed by a fresh sense of self-confidence, manufacturers are breaking new ground and actively shaping their position in tomorrow’s international market. GETRAG Chief Executive Officer Mihir Kotecha foresees further development of specialist expertise and research in-house, as well as global expansion and innovation.
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13th International CTI Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 8-11 December 2014
Plus Transmission Expo
Düsseldorf, 19 September 2014. The diversity of transmission and drive concepts is booming, with no sign of consolidation in sight. ”Due to electrification and the growing complexity of drives, competition for the best transmission and drive concept has entered a whole new dimension”, explains Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute of Automotive Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig). ”Drives and transmissions need to be so well integrated into the overall vehicle, and network so well with vehicles, driving environments and drivers, that they work with optimal efficiency, and safely. Transmissions also need to be affordable, light and compact, offer segment and market-specific advantages, and meet legal requirements for energy consumption and CO2 emissions”.
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.
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.