Will We Still Need Combustion Engines and Multispeed Transmissions in 2030?
Stricter environmental regulations, e-car quotas and calls for banning combustion engines are driving electrification. Local emission-free mobility will prevail in cities, but for long-distance use it’s less clear whether fully electric drives can replace combustion engines with multi-gear transmissions and CVTs. We asked transmission and engine experts what role combustion engines and multi-gear transmissions or CVTs will play in 2030. Continue reading
Transmission and Driveline Electrification Adaptation for Passenger Car Fleet CO2 Reduction in EU28 Market
It will be no easy task for vehicle manufactures to meet passenger car fuel consumption and emission targets for Europe. Improvements to gasoline and diesel powered engines to meet alone will not be sufficient to meet upcoming CO2 and air quality targets. To satisfy continually tightening legislation in Europe, manufacturers must utilize a variety of vehicle strategies and powertrain hybridisation topology. Car manufacturers and technology suppliers are currently developing and implementing radical technological innovations to address mobility challenges in meet regulatory targets. Crucial to this process is selecting the optimal hybrid architecture that will maximize CO2 reductions, maintaining essential vehicles attributes, and minimizing cost and modularity. Continue reading
Why the German Auto Industry Needs to Stay on the Ball
Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley Mobility LLC
The market for mobility services is booming, and that matters for traditional automotive manufacturers too. Companies like Apple and Google may have dropped their plans to build autonomous vehicles in house, Continue reading
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CTI Symposium: Highlights and Learnings
What were the highlights and learnings from the CTI Transmission Symposium ‘Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives 2017’?
Once again, transmissions expert and Chairman Prof. Ferit Küçükay has summarized the key topics for you in an exclusive review.