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Shift up into the next gear!

Shift up into the next gear!

The CTI Symposium USA is THE place to get updated on latest technical developments and applications on automotive transmissions for conventional and alternative drives. Exchange experiences, discuss technologies and strategies with automotive experts from USA, Asia and Europe.

Modern Drive Technology – an electrifying topic

Modern Drive Technology – an electrifying topic

16th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,

4 – 7 December 2017, Berlin, Germany

More than 1350 participants from 25 countries are expected to attend this year’s CTI Symposium in Berlin (4 – 7 December 2017). Symposium chair Prof. Dr Ferit Küçükay (Director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig) will be welcoming a host of top-notch speakers including Rolf Najork (President of the Executive Board, Bosch Rexroth AG), Prof Peter Gutzmer (Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG), Dr Wolfgang Warnecke (Chief Scientist Mobility, Shell), Dr Sven Beiker (Founder and Managing Director, Silicon Valley Mobility, LLC; Lecturer in Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business) and Alessandro Coda (Chief Technology Officer, CLEPA – The European Association of Automotive Suppliers).

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CTI Mag: P3 Hybridization of Manual Transmissions

CTI Mag: P3 Hybridization of Manual Transmissions

In terms of cost and fuel efficiency, manual transmissions still take a leading position. However, solutions are needed to make them compatible with future ADAS and powertrain hybridization. The GETRAG modular upgrade concept offers a scalable approach, adding automation and electrification on a common MT platform.

Dr Ing. Frank Casimir, Director, Product Segment Manual Transmissions, GETRAG Ford Transmissions GmbH, Magna Powertrain Continue reading

CTI Mag: Modification of Surface Structure and Geometry on Gears

CTI Mag: Modification of Surface Structure and Geometry on Gears

Walter Graf, Reishauer AG, Switzerland

Demands placed on today’s automotive transmissions include, among others, low gear noise levels (NHV), weight reduction, fuel economy, increased longevity and high power density. Modify¬ing the surface structures and flank geometry can lead to higher transmission performance in line with these demands. Continuous generating grinding can contribute to higher transmission performance in several ways. This paper touches on three relevant features that generating grinding contributes to ground gears, and by extension, to the entire transmission. Two of these features, Low Noise Shifting (LNS) and Polish Grinding positively alter the surface structure, and the third, Twist Control Grinding (TCG) adds control over the gear flank geometry and the surface bearing ratios. Continue reading

Call for Papers 2018

Call for Papers 2018

Deadline: 1 October 2017

The International CTI Symposia Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives in USA, Germany and China are the premier industry meetings for the transmission and drive community to learn and discuss strategies and technologies suitable for the challenges of future mobility.

Have a topic that deals with efficiency, comfort, costs, electrification, energy storage and connectivity aiming to fulfill transport and mobility requirements?
Then share your development, findings, strategy with hundreds of experts at the 12th International CTI Symposium USA in Novi, MI, in May 2018!

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International transmissions experts meet up for the sixth time in Shanghai

6th CTI Symposium and Transmission Expo in China
International transmissions experts meet up for the sixth time in Shanghai

25 – 27 September 2017, Shanghai

Düsseldorf/Shanghai June 2017 – The next International CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ takes place on 25 – 27 September 2017, when automobile experts will gather in China for the sixth time to exchange ideas on transmission technology developments. With 8 lecture series, 60 presentations, 7 keynote speeches and the satellite exhibition ’Transmission Expo’, the event will provide a powerful framework for high-ranking Chinese and international automobile and transmission manufacturers and suppliers. The focus will rest on strategies, new components and development tools for conventional and alternative drives.

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Post Report USA 2017

The post report of the US Transmission Symposium is out now!

Increasingly, transmissions are becoming part of a connected system that extends beyond the
powertrain and the vehicle. So it’s not surprising the 11th CTI Symposium USA grew again with
now 660 participants, three-quarters of them from North America. Transmission developers’
work is becoming more and more intricate – and with electrification growing, Continue reading

panel discussion 2017

When will electrification break through?

Panel discussion at the US Transmission Symposium 2017: Electrification makes powertrain development more complex, especially when general parameters cannot be planned long term. At the 11th CTI Symposium USA, experts discuss when electrification could achieve its breakthrough. Continue reading

Young Drive Experts Award 2017 in Berlin

Young Drive Experts Award 2017 in Berlin

Enter now and present your research topic to an audience of international automobile experts

“Scientific work and research projects need to be transferred into industrial applications. Conferences like the CTI Symposium are the ideal platform to raise the industry’s interest in our scientific achievements” Continue reading