Follow-up report on the 14th International CTI Symposium
7-10 December 2015, Berlin, Germany
The next generation of hybrid transmissions
At previous CTI Symposia, it became increasingly clear that hybrid transmissions call for an integrated view of powertrains. As a logical consequence, DHTs (Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions) were defined and discussed in public for the first time in Berlin. DHTs are a new breed of hybrid transmissions, and more than just an add-on solution. Two other forward-looking topics were also in the spotlight in Berlin: the impact of autonomous driving on transmission and drive technology, and the question of what energy forms tomorrow’s mobility needs. There is still ample scope for development – not just for electric cars, but for fossil and regeneratively produced fuels too.
Three Winners at the 7th CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony
Berlin/Düsseldorf, 9.12.2015 – This year, no fewer than three candidates received a CTI Young Drive Experts Award at the 14th International CTI Symposium for Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives. The winners were Björn Berweiler (Research Associate, Institute for Drive Systems and Performance Electronics, Leibniz University Hanover), Dr.-Ing. Johannes Geiger (DCT Development Engineer, BMW Group) and Dr. Kathrien Inderwisch (Scientific Managing Director, Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen, TU Braunschweig).
Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2016
deadline extendedWe 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!
What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?
14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,
7 – 10 December 2015, Estrel Hotel, Berlin
Transmission and drive developers are working harder than ever to reduce consumption and C02 levels cost effectively, and to meet the challenges of integration, connectivity and automation. To achieve emission regulation targets, conventional drives are continuously being optimized; various levels of electrification are a must – and so is the wide range of transmissions and drives needed for tailor-made solutions in specific markets and vehicle segments. How do we respond to these deep changes in the automobile industry? At the 14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives (7 – 10 December 2015), top international experts will be discussing exactly that in 110 specialist lectures and 16 series of parallel lectures. The symposium chair is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute for Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig). The specialist exhibition Transmission Expo accompanies the main program on December 8 and 9.
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.