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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.

Post show report Berlin

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.

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Three Winners at the 7th CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony

Three Winners at the 7th CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony

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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).

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Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2016

Call for papers CTI Symposium USA 2016

deadline extended

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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What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?

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.

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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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