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Shift up into the next gear!

Shift up into the next gear!

The CTI Symposium North America 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.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Deadline extended: 9 January 2015!

CTI calls all experts from automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as of institutes to submit their topic proposal. The 2015 Symposium discusses strategies and latest automotive transmission and powertrain technologies for most efficient ICE, HEV and EV.
Contribute to a lively discussion and international exchange of experiences about technology and market developments. Have your paper proposal ready!

What advisory board members think about the CTI Symposium and hot topics of the industry:

What advisory board members think about the CTI Symposium and hot topics of the industry:

420 automobile experts from around the world meet up in Suzhou

420 automobile experts from around the world meet up in Suzhou

3rd International CTI Symposium and Exhibition
Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives China

Düsseldorf/Suzhou, 22 September 2014 – With strong visitor interest, lively discussions and informative lectures on all aspects of the auto industry, the 3rd international CTI Symposium ‘Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives China’ (17-19 September) was a big success with trade visitors and organizers alike. “The CTI Symposium is an ideal platform for discussing specific aspects of transmission and drive technology, as well as overarching trends and visions, with other specialists” says Dr Calvin C. Lee, Product Director, New Energy Vehicles, China FAW R&D Center, enthusiastically. “The organisation is like a big community where you can grow your career network among experts from all over the world.”

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Tomorrow’s Transmissions

Tomorrow’s Transmissions

13th International CTI Symposium, Berlin, Germany, 8-11 December 2014
Plus Transmission Expo

Düsseldorf, 19 September 2014. The diversity of transmission and drive concepts is booming, with no sign of consolidation in sight. ”Due to electrification and the growing complexity of drives, competition for the best transmission and drive concept has entered a whole new dimension”, explains Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute of Automotive Engineering, Technical University of Braunschweig). ”Drives and transmissions need to be so well integrated into the overall vehicle, and network so well with vehicles, driving environments and drivers, that they work with optimal efficiency, and safely. Transmissions also need to be affordable, light and compact, offer segment and market-specific advantages, and meet legal requirements for energy consumption and CO2 emissions”.

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Auto Industry Megatrends: How They Impact on Transmission and Drive Technology

Auto Industry Megatrends: How They Impact on Transmission and Drive Technology

3rd International CTI Symposium ‘Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives’ 17 – 19 September, Suzhou (China)

  • Electrification is progressing
  • More safety and driving comfort thanks to new transmission concepts
  • Which transmission and drive technologies suit which user scenarios and markets?

Düsseldorf/Suzhou, July 2014 – China is the world’s largest auto market, and will grow another ten percent this year. That spells numerous opportunities for carmakers and suppliers, but also means they need to plan carefully how they use resources. One of the Chinese government’s strategic goals is to develop more environment-friendly mobility concepts and grow electric mobility in the country. At the beginning of July, the cabinet of Minister President Li Keqiang therefore exempted more environment-friendly cars from VAT. The tax break applies to electric cars with batteries and fuel cells, as well as to hybrid vehicles, and will stay in force until the end of 2017. Vehicle drives and transmissions influence energy consumption considerably, and are thus a key focus topic in car development.

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The international Transmissions Market and the Holy Grail

The international Transmissions Market and the Holy Grail

Finding the optimal marketing strategy for automotive transmissions is a challenge for OEMS all over the world. But is there really such a thing as a universal strategy that works equally well for different technologies, and in old and new markets? In this expert article, Wajih Hossenally and Chris Guile go in search of the Holy Grail of the transmissions industry.

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Why carmakers opt for modular hybrid concepts

Why carmakers opt for modular hybrid concepts

An expert article by Uli Christian Blessing, Senior Manager Programs and Business, Getrag Untergruppenbach)

In the global market, efficient hybrid drive designs are often subject to specific regional requirements. This is why carmakers opt for variable hybrid concepts that can be adapted to local scenarios with a minimum of effort. Continue reading