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.
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.