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Summary of the 11th CTI Transmission Symposium USA

Summary of the 11th CTI Transmission Symposium USA

The CTI Symposium in Novi, Michigan is over and organizers look back on the 11th successful event in the United States.

During the two event days eleven keynote and plenary speeches highlighted the last technology trends, legislative directions, consumer preferences and OEM strategies by the auto industry executives.

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Steven Armstrong appointed Group Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company

Mai 2017

Steven Armstrong appointed Group Vice President and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company

Steven Armstrong is group vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, he is responsible for leading Ford’s European and Middle East and Africa business units, executing the One Ford plan to achieve profitable growth through an unprecedented focus on new products, a strong brand and increased cost efficiency. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets. Armstrong also will continue to serve on the Ford Sollers and Ford Otosan boards of directors, effective since Oct. 1, 2016. Continue reading

Sherif Marakby appointed Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company

Sherif Marakby appointed Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company

Sherif Marakby is vice president of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Ford Motor Company, effective June 12, 2017. He reports to Jim Farley, Ford executive vice president and president, Global Markets. Marakby joined Ford Motor Company in 1990 and served in a variety of positions in Product Development throughout North America and Europe. His roles ranged from having full responsibility of regional vehicles’ powertrain and lineup to his role as the vehicle line director of all c-size cars globally, including Ford Escape, Focus and C-MAX. Marakby also worked in Plant Vehicle teams for several years, delivering significant quality and financial improvement to the business at two vehicle-manufacturing plants. Continue reading

Abstract: Acceptable automatic shifting – with all benefits of a manual transmission

Abstract: Acceptable automatic shifting – with all benefits of a manual transmission

A New Automatic Transmission Approach – a Suitable MT Replacement?

Driver’s comfort and safety, reduced fuel-consumption and emission as environment requirements and the wish of connectivity are demanding automatic shifting transmissions. Solutions are known: AT, DCT, … not suitable to replace a MT – being cheap, simple, robust, producible anywhere with common production technology – new, even unusual ideas are needed!

  • Günther Priwitzer, Chief Engineer Driveline and Transmission System, Ricardo Deutschland

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Abstract: Modular and Scalable Layshaft Transmission Design

Abstract: Modular and Scalable Layshaft Transmission Design

For today’s worldwide applications, scalability of transmissions has a vertical as well as a horizontal dimension. Getrag pursues several modular and scalable design approaches that reflect typical market and OEM requirements.

  • Dr-Ing. Jörg Willert, Director Central Core Engineering, GETRAG, Magna Powertrain
  • Dr-Ing. Carsten Bünder, Senior Manager Product Engineering, GETRAG, Magna Powertrain

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Interview Jürgen Link, GKN Driveline

“The Transmission Symposium is an event we cannot miss!“

Interview with Jürgen Link, Vice President, GKN Driveline.

GKN Driveline is a participant and exhibitor at the transmission symposium for many years now. For a good reasons as Vice president, Jürgen Link, said in our interview. Read more. Continue reading