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Shift up into the next gear!

Shift up into the next gear!

anniversaryThe 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 CTI Symposium USA 2016

Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2016

cfp2015We 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!

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Follow-up Report

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.

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Real World 3-Element Screening Test for Continuously Variable Transmission Lubricant Applications

Real World 3-Element Screening Test for Continuously Variable Transmission Lubricant Applications

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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.

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