YOUNG DRIVE EXPERTS AWARD


for BSc, MSc Graduates and PhD Students of Automotive, Mechanical, E/E, Mechatronical and Mobility Engineering

The annual CTI Young Drive Experts Award aims to encourage young engineers to continue their outstanding work in the fields of drive technology development and mobility engineering.

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The disciplines around drivetrain development increasingly intertwine


Dr Hamid Vahabzadeh, Vice President & Product Line Manager Global Transmissions at AVL List GmbH USA.

The automotive industry is transforming and disciplines are intertwining more and more. This challenges OEMs and suppliers who try to keep pace with the developments in all areas. Dr. Hamid Vahabzadeh has been chairman of the CTI Symposium for many years now and witnessed the changes in the industry. We talked to him at the Symposium, which was part of the CTI Automotive Week this year, to take the current changes into account. Continue reading “The disciplines around drivetrain development increasingly intertwine”

People think they have to make compromises buying EVs


Interview with Alexander Edwards, President, Strategic Vision, USA

Why do people buy electric vehicles and why do they avoid buying EVs today? And what can OEMs do to convince people of buying EVs? Alexander Edwards should know. His research company Strategic Vision carries out studies on buyer Feedback in the automotive sector. We talked to him at the CTI Symposium USA in May which was part of the CTI Automotive Week this year.

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Interview Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Schaeffler AG


Mobility for tomorrow – an integrated view on the energy and powertrain options

Interview with Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Chief Technology Officer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG

The transmission world is in a phase of change. In addition to improving the classic transmission technology, new technologies have to be integrated into new types of transmissions. We spoke to Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO of Schaeffler AG, in Berlin. Continue reading “Interview Prof. Dr Peter Gutzmer, Schaeffler AG”

Interview Marc Ritter Google Germany


Mission Google – what can automotive companies learn from Google?

Interview with Marc Ritter, EMEA Automotive Partnerships, Google Germany GmbH

Google wants to support companies in their digital transformation, and the auto industry is particularly interesting. We spoke to Marc Ritter, Google Germany’s automotive expert, in Berlin. Continue reading “Interview Marc Ritter Google Germany”

Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley LLC


Why the German Auto Industry Needs to Stay on the Ball

Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley Mobility LLC

The market for mobility services is booming, and that matters for traditional automotive manufacturers too. Companies like Apple and Google may have dropped their plans to build autonomous vehicles in house, Continue reading “Interview with Dr Sven Beiker, Silicon Valley LLC”

Interview Fritz Indra


Formula 1 Expert Fritz Indra: The Automotive Sector is Under Pressure.

The automotive sector is under pressure. Aside from all internal trouble a considerable part of the pressure in the industry is caused by legislation, Fritz Indra says. All car manufacturers are currently pushing electrification, which may also be a strategy to take the bull by the horns. But in the opinion of the Austrian engine designer and Formula 1 expert, the current trend towards the electric car should be regarded in a more critical way than it currently is the case. Especially with regard to climate protection, he says, because electric cars aren’t as clean as they are expected to be. Continue reading “Interview Fritz Indra”