Interview “A Quantum Leap in e-drive Performance”
At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, GKN Driveline presented eTwinsterX – an eAxle system with a seamless shift two-speed transmission, and the Twinster module instead of a differential. What’s the thinking behind the new concept, and how will eAxlemarkets and technology develop? We spoke with Theodor Gassmann, Manager Advanced Engineering at GKN Driveline.
Paradigm Shift in Thinking on Four-wheel Drives
Vehicles with four-wheel drives have lower fuel efficiency than models with two-wheel drives? Magna Powertrain shakes up this dogmatic way of thinking with an electric transfer case. It greatly increases fuel efficiency and lowers emissions, increasing driving dynamics of vehicles in the top-end segment.
The MAGSPLIT® Hybrid Transmission
The Magsplit transmission device splits propulsion power magnetically. In operation, it offers greater efficiency with superior NVH compared to the alternatives. As a power split, the launch quality is smooth and tunably progressive, whether driving purely electrically or with the combustion engine. As electrification proliferates, hybrids must continue to offer a competitive driving experience and, for Chinese customers, this magnetic
Interactive post-report of the 16th CTI Symposium in Berlin
Full electric and hybrid powertrains are gaining in importance today. In parallel, vehicles and
traffic are more and more shaped by digitalization and connectivity, including new mobility
business cases and automated driving. Continue reading
Mission Google – what can automotive companies learn from Google?
Interview with Marc Ritter, EMEA Automotive Partnerships, Google Germany GmbH
Google wants to support companies in their digital transformation, and the auto industry is particularly interesting. We spoke to Marc Ritter, Google Germany’s automotive expert, in Berlin. Continue reading
AVL’s Future Hybrid X-Mode
A modular hybrid transmission family that can be implemented as a conventional AT, 48V or HEV/PHEV system, delivering a new dimensionof safeguarding development efforts and industrial assets in vehicle markets with volatile customer preferences