Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2016We call all experts from automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as of institutes to take an active part. In 2016, the Symposium will focus again on strategies and latest automotive transmission and powertrain technologies for most efficient ICE, HEV and EV. Amongst others the following topics will be discussed:
– Concepts for passenger cars, commercial, off-road and agricultural vehicles
– Diagnostics, functional safety of transmission and drive systems
– Manufacturing strategies in view of globalization, individualization, effect of new technologies
– Influence of autonomous driving on the powertrain
Contribute to a lively discussion and worthwhile exchange of experiences about technology and market developments inside and outside North America! Submit your paper proposal!
CTI Mag – The Automotive TM, HEV & EV Drives Magazine
by CTI – Now published: 4th issue
Amongst others with the following interesting topics:
- Expert Forum: How Many Speeds Will Be Right?
- A Universal Hybrid Transmission for HEVs, PHEVs and E-REVs
- Interview with Prof. Helmut List, Chairman and CEO at AVL List GmbH
Speakers in 2015
Follow-up Report, 9th International CTI Symposium USA – Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives, 20-21 May 2015, Novi, Michigan
Efficient Drives: A Reality Check
Crude oil became significantly cheaper in 2015, not least because the USA is now an oil exporter again, and there is a global surplus. How long this cosy situation will last remains to be seen, but as the 9th CTI Symposium in Novi, Michigan (May 20-21) again showed, it has an impact on the debate over tomorrow’s drives. Even more than last year participants discussed, which and how much fuel-saving technology is needed to effectively reach fleet consumption targets like CAFE.
What More Gear Steps Mean to Transmission Control System
The recent trend to an increasing number of gears poses new challenges to transmission developers. They have to deal with new characteristics like higher system complexity, more operating modes, higher internal inertia and wider ratio spread.
Aspects of Vehicle-Focused Powertrain NVH Development
Powertrain sound quality is an essential feature for today’s automotive customers. It is influenced by powertrain noise and vibration (“source”) as well as airborne and structureborne noise (“path”). Often it is difficult to separate source and path on overall vehicle sound quality.
Real World 3-Element Screening Test for Continuously Variable Transmission Lubricant Applications
Lubricant technology can enable optimized CVT efficiency by providing the appropriate viscosity for pump operation along with the right amount of friction for the variator systems. By increasing the friction at the belt-pulley contact the pulley clamping force can be reduced, thus also reducing the tensile stresses on push belt bands.