Abstract: Driveline NVH Development Considerations for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Driveline NVH Development Considerations for Fuel Efficient Vehicles

Thomas Wellmann, Department Manager – Transmission and Driveline Systems, FEV North America, Inc.

  • NVH challenges for engine downsizing and downspeeding
  • Influence of powertrain hybridization to vehicle NVH
  • Vehicle- and driveline development for NVH refinement under consideration of future fuel economy targets

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Abstract: Future Trends in Torque Transfer Mechanisms for All- and Four-Wheel Drive Light Passenger Vehicles

Future Trends in Torque Transfer Mechanisms for All- and Four-Wheel Drive Light Passenger Vehicles

  • Author 1 & Presenter:
    Graham Evans – Principal Analyst – Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit
  • Author 2:
    Hiroshi Ataka – Manager, Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit
  • Author 3:
    Matteo Fini – Director, Auto Component & Technology, IHS Markit

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Abstract: GKNs innovative 2nd generation eAxle for the new Plug-in-Hybrid BMW 225xe

GKNs innovative 2nd generation eAxle for the new Plug-in-Hybrid BMW 225xe

Joe Palazzolo, Program Chief Engineer – eDrive Americas, GKN Driveline Inc.

The new Plug-in-Hybrid variant of the BMW 2 series Active Tourer introduces a pioneering power train architecture which combines a front-wheel drive combustion engine with an electric drive on the rear axle. This concept merges the advantages of electric drive with conventional drivelines. Thanks to GKNs innovative 2nd generation eAxle, various drive modes can be operated: Pure electric drive for zero-local-emission driving, electrified all-wheel drive for enhanced traction and increased driving dynamics, hybrid drive and boost function to combine the torque of both, engine and e-motor.

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