Transmission manufacturers shift up a gear and become more global

Transmission manufacturers shift up a gear and become more global

Press release | Car Training Institute | September 2011
10th International CTI Symposium and Exhibition “Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Hybrid & Electric Drives”

Düsseldorf/Berlin, September 2011. The latest developments in the area of transmissions – such as the manual 7-speed transmission from Porsche or the 9-speed automatic transmission from ZF– show the level of innovation being demonstrated by developers of transmission and drive technologies in the optimisation of the drive train. Alongside the technical challenges faced in the development of conventional and electric transmissions, manufacturers must also confront international competition. New markets such as China or India offer attractive business conditions, but also place other challenges on the motorisation and electrification of the drive train.

Around 90 international transmission and automobile experts will present the current economic and technological trends in the area of transmission and drive train systems at the 10th International CTI Symposium “Innovative Automotive Transmissions and Hybrid & Electric Drives” (5th to 8th December 2011, Berlin). Sudhir Vyas, the Indian Ambassador to Germany, discusses the prospects for the Indian automobile market. The Chinese market is examined by Dr Karl-Thomas Neumann (Volkswagen Group China) and Didier Lexa (GETRAG Corporate Group). In conjunction with Ralf Najork (Schaeffler Group), Shigeo Ishida (Jatco Ltd), Dr Manfred Klüting (BMW Group) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Spicher (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology), Neumann will discuss downsizing and optimising the transmission as an alternative to electric mobility.

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