Interview ”Efficiency is the main Goal at every Level of Automation”
The growing automation of vehicles, right up to ‘autonomous’ automobiles, enables more safety and lower consumption and emissions. What role do transmissions play, and how will they change? We asked Dr. Carsten Bünder, Director Global Product Management at GETRAG, Magna Powertrain.
Rapid Electric Shift; Reducing the Cost of Integrated Electric Drive Systems
The automotive industry is driving a great deal of exploration into powertrain configurations for electric vehicles, however, the availability of electric passenger vehicles is dominated by designs that use single speed gearboxes. The performance of the traction motor across the vehicle speed range can be improved using a multispeed gearbox; motor torque requirements can be reduced, speeds increased and efficiency performance optimised.
Mobility for tomorrow – an integrated view on the energy and powertrain options
Interview with Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG
The transmission world is in a phase of change. In addition to improving the classic transmission technology, new technologies have to be integrated into new types of transmissions. We spoke to Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG, in Berlin. Continue reading
Continuously Variable Transmission fit for a Global Market
The CVT represents the 2nd largest volume product in the global automatictransmission market. The rising popularity of crossover SUVs in many of the main markets requires comfortable, highly efficient and hybrid-ready transmission solutions. Punch Powertrain’s new torque converter CVT family is fit for that demand.
A Beltless CVT Technology that really Works
Dana’s VariGlide® planetary variator is a CVT innovation with unique benefits and fewer drawbacks
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.