CTI Mag: The MAGSPLIT® Hybrid Transmission

The MAGSPLIT® Hybrid Transmission

The Magsplit transmission device splits propulsion power magnetically. In operation, it offers greater efficiency with superior NVH compared to the alternatives. As a power split, the launch quality is smooth and tunably progressive, whether driving purely electrically or with the combustion engine. As electrification proliferates, hybrids must continue to offer a competitive driving experience and, for Chinese customers, this magnetic

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Interview with Marc Ritter, EMEA Automotive

Interview Marc Ritter Google Germany

Mission Google – what can automotive companies learn from Google?

Interview with Marc Ritter, EMEA Automotive Partnerships, Google Germany GmbH

Google wants to support companies in their digital transformation, and the auto industry is particularly interesting. We spoke to Marc Ritter, Google Germany’s automotive expert, in Berlin. Continue reading

Expert Forum: Will We Still Need Combustion Engines and Multispeed Transmissions in 2030?

CTI Mag: Expert Forum Will We Still Need Combustion Engines and Multispeed Transmissions in 2030?

Expert Forum

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

CTI Mag: Transmission and Driveline Electrification Adaptation for Passenger Car Fleet

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