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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.

DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications

Besides offering more comfort, modern automatic transmissions should help for lower fuel consumption. The new dual-clutch transmissions 6DCT150 and 6DCT200 with cascaded first gear layout enable efficient automation even in the high-volume segment of small passenger cars. In the first reference application, the 6DCT150 enabled fuel consumption benefit of 5 % in comparison to a five-speed manual transmission in the NEDC.

Read the article written by Roland Nasdal, Sascha Mierbach and Udo Bernhardt from Getrag Ford Transmissions GmbH in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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Interview with Gerald Killmann

“In the Future, Everything Will be Hybrid”

“In the Future, Everything Will be Hybrid”

One of the key topics at the 14th International CTI Symposium was DHT, a hybrid transmission designed exclusively for dedicated hybrid use. Toyota has favoured this approach for nearly 20 years. We spoke to Gerald Killmann, Vice President R&D, Toyota Motor Europe, about the future of hybrid powertrains.

Read the interview with Gerald Killmann, written by Gernot Goppelt, in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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Interview with Larry T. Nitz

“We Have Created a Modular Dedicated Hybrid Transmission”

“We Have Created a Modular Dedicated Hybrid Transmission”

With just a few changes to its architecture, the 2nd generation Voltec hybrid drive comes with added value in terms of increased electric range, improved NVH and new hybrid operation modes. Customer data and feedback played a crucial role in designing the Gen 2 Voltec, says Larry T. Nitz, Executive Director Transmission & Electrification at General Motors.

Read the interview with Larry T. Nitz, written by Gernot Goppelt, in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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CTI Symposia put CVTs centre stage

Are the benefits of stepless transmissions still underrated?

CTI Symposia put CVTs centre stage:

Are the benefits of stepless transmissions still underrated?

The ideal: stepless acceleration!

In high-powered electric automobiles like Tesla models or the BMW i3, drivers can feel like pilots already. For powerful, seamless acceleration right up to full speed, they simply apply full thrust.

In conventional automobiles, automatic shift transmissions use high numbers of gearsteps to map that ideal as closely as possible. As an interesting alternative, stepless transmissions are now being discussed intensively again.

Read the full article here: http://www.transmission-symposium.com/en/are-the-benefits-of-stepless-transmissions-still-underrated/

DHT – a Model for the Future?

DHT – a Model for the Future?

DHT – a Model for the Future?

By definition, Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHT) use at least two sources of propulsion: an ICE, and at least one e-machine. Without either of these sources, they are not fully functional. DHTs can offer several modes, for example serial, parallel, power-split CVT mode, all electric and ICE mode. Optionally, they do not require an additional launch element. What are the prospects for Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions?

Read the statements in the actual CTI MAG May 2016:

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Get ready to become a speaker!

Get ready to become a speaker!
Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2017

P2300447en_cfp-titelWe call all experts from automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as of institutes to submit proposals for technical presentations related to automotive transmission and powertrains for ICE, HEV and EV.

What are we interested in?

Forecasts & scenarios, answers to regulatory requirements, technical novelties & advancements, experiences from the field.

Amongst others the following topics will be discussed:
  • Transmission and drive concepts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles
  • Powertrain integration
  • Powertrain electrification, 48V
  • Starting devices and launch elements
  • Diagnostics, functional safety of transmission and drive systems
  • Manufacturing and production of transmissions, globalization, individualization, influence of powertrain electrification
  • NVH
  • Lubrication

Contribute to a lively discussion with international automotive engineering experts! Submit your paper proposal!

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Follow-up report on the 10th International CTI Symposium USA

Follow-up report on the 10th International CTI Symposium USA

Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,
May 9 – 12 2016, Novi, Michigan

follow-up-report-2016RDE is driving electrification
Two trends left a clear mark on this year’s 10th CTI symposium USA. Real Driving Emissions (RDE) is infl uencing development even sooner than experts anticipated just a year ago. And the new transmission category DHT (Dedicated Hybrid Transmission) is being discussed intensively as an alternative to add-on hybrids. Interest in the CTI Symposium was up yet again, with a participant headcount of 590 in this anniversary year.
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CTI Mag – Issue May 2016 now online!

CTI Mag – Issue May 2016 now online!

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The Automotive TM, HEV & EV Drives magazine by CTI

Topics are e.g.:

  • DHT – a Model for the Future?
  • DCT Technology for Low-torque Applications
  • Interview with Larry T. Nitz Executive Director
    Transmission & Electrification, General Motors

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