More than 90 companies are participating in Germany’s largest transmission exhibition
10th International CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo
“Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Hybrid & Electric Drives”
(5–8 December 2011, Berlin)
Düsseldorf/Berlin, December 2011. More than 90 international companies are participating at this year’s “Transmission Expo” on 6 and 7 December 2011 in Berlin. Specialists, such as AVL, BorgWarner, Diehl Metall, GETRAG and MAGNA, will provide an insight into the diverse range of transmission and drive technologies for conventional and alternative vehicles. New products in the area of conventional drives will be presented alongside trends in the development of hybrid and electric drive systems.
Improvements in performance of hybrid and electric vehicles
The major leaps forward in the development of hybrid and electric vehicles over the last few years are being demonstrated clearly by many exhibits at this year’s Transmission Expo. BorgWarner is presenting the new eAWD electric all-wheel drive system, which features the traction and stability advantages of an all-wheel drive system without an increase in vehicle weight or a loss in drive power, while also enabling a fuel saving of up to 20 per cent in comparison to standard mechanical all-wheel drive systems. Daimler AG is represented with their new generation of hybrid drives for rear-wheel-drive vehicles. A new li-ion module for hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as a new plastic housing module, is being presented by ElringKlinger AG. Schaeffler Technologies is demonstrating an electric vehicle featuring active electric differential with integrated torque vectoring functionality in its ACTIVeDRIVE test vehicle, while Bühler Motor is presenting an EC motor for start/stop applications.
Transmissions for electric vehicles
The transmission specialist GETRAG is presenting its 2eDCT600 2-speed powershift transmission. The transmission is ideal for pure electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles and stands out due to its new actuator concept, which enables overlapping shifting directly from one disc clutch to another without synchronisation or a dog clutch. This new drive train extends the range in electric mode by up to ten per cent. IAV presents another 2-speed powershift solution for electric vehicles. In the DrivePac EV80, IAV has developed an integrated wet-running asynchronous unit that is characterised by its high potential for tractive force and energy efficiency, while being scalable for use in varied alternative configurations in different vehicle segments.
Innovative conventional drives
Alongside the numerous new products dealing with the electrification of the drive train, other products for conventional drive technologies will also set the tone at the Transmission Expo. Daimler AG is represented with their new 6-speed manual transmission and the new 7G-DCT automatic transmission. FEV presents, amongst other things, the FEV X-DCT 10-speed dual-clutch transmission. Another major theme of the largest German transmission exhibition is lightweight solutions.
The “Transmission Expo” accompanies the 10th CTI Symposium “Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Hybrid & Electric Drives” (6 and 7 December 2011, Berlin) with almost 1,000 international transmission and automobile experts. Around 100 speakers present current trends in transmission and drive development during a total of ten parallel lectures series and two large plenary sessions. A focal point of the CTI Symposium is the Asian and particularly the Indian transmission markets.
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