KATE R932, the first nine-speed planetary automatic transmission built specially without torque convertor, is making its world’s debut
in a new luxury passenger vehicles under the brand AURUS. Continue reading “Masterpiece 9-Speed KATE R932 Automatic Transmission Born for Brand New Luxury Vehicles”
Electrification of conventional powertrains increases the number of possible variants and thus potential costs. However, end customers are not willing to accept these costs to fulfill legislation requirements. A modular and scalable electrification approach helps to create more flexibility and new customer value. Continue reading “Flexible Hybridisation with Added Customer Benefit”
The growing number of hybrid electric (HEV) and electric vehicles (EV) puts pressure on the market for conventional drivelines and introduces challenges but also opportunities for the automotive transmission market. Continue reading “Efficient Electrification with the Pushbelt CVT”
The Magsplit transmission device splits propulsion power magnetically. In operation, it offers greater efficiency with superior NVH compared to the alternatives. As a power split, the launch quality is smooth and tunably progressive, whether driving purely electrically or with the combustion engine. As electrification proliferates, hybrids must continue to offer a competitive driving experience and, for Chinese customers, this magnetic power split transmission is ideal. Continue reading “The MAGSPLIT® Hybrid Transmission”
Lubricants have always been the “lifeblood” of automotive vehicles, reducing energy losses in the battle against friction, preventing wear, and ensuring durability and longer vehicle lifetimes. For modern drivetrains, purposefully formulated lubricants are a vital design element. They enable high levels of fuel economy and powertrain efficiency in response to government mandates designed to protect the environment and limit global warming to an acceptable limit. Continue reading “The Importance of Rheology and Viscosity Index Improver (VII) Selection in Passenger Car Efficiency”
Electrification opens up many new opportunities, but also causes a complex interaction between the combustion engine and electric motors in hybrid vehicles. This is why new concepts and components for powertrains are in high demand. It is not enough to simply mix and match existing options. Magna Powertrain is meeting this challenge by offering a modular and scalable product range that provides vehicle manufacturers with a wide range of options. Continue reading “A Comprehensive System Approach for Future Powertrain Electrification”
An editorial interview with reigning F1 World Champion Nico Rosberg
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Obviously I still think a 12-cylinder AMG or Ferrari is brilliant. It gives you goose bumps. But there’s a place for everything, and autonomous driving and electric cars are just as fascinating.
Issue: #December 2017
Mr Rosberg, you became Formula One world champion at the age of 31. How does it feel to be so successful that young?
Nico Rosberg: I only know it this way so I can’t compare. But it was fantastic, and really emotional. I did it! It cost a lot of energy, but it was awesome. Sharing that success with everyone was great – my family, the team, friends. The title has an amazing effect on your life afterwards. This success opens doors, and it’s really valuable for my future. Continue reading “CTI Mag: Success opens Doors”
Worldwide demand for advanced hybrid technologies for vehicles is growingunabated. These technologies offer a combination of high range, low fuel consumption, and minimal emissions. At the same time, modern combustion engine-based drivetrains leave little room for the integration of additional necessary components. The innovative design of the HOERBIGER SlimLINE synchronizer saves installation space as well as weight and opens up valuable design freedom for hybrid vehicles. Transmission manufacturers can utilize the extra space for an additional electric motor, for example.
Dipl. Ing. Ottmar Back, Head of Product Line Synchronizers, HOERBIGER Antriebstechnik Holding GmbH
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As ever stringent targets for improved energy efficiency and reduced tailpipe emissions become more demanding to meet, automotive OEMs are waging a fierce battle against powertrain losses of all types. Sylvain Bussit, Product Line and Business Development Manager for Powertrain at SKF explains how innovative bearing design and specification in the transmission area can help.
Aktiebolaget SKF (publ)
Continue reading “CTI Mag: Bearing up against the Fight with Friction”
Conventional, mechanically driven oil pumps must provide the power required under maximum load at each speed in the transmission. In general, under real operating conditions these pumps waste not only valuable energy, but also material and space. Electric oil pumps, on the other hand, provide the power which is actually required at the load points. Further efficiency gains in the transmission are thus possible.
Dr. Erkan Arslan, Management Concept Engineering Powertrain, Bühler Motor GmbH
Herwig Moser, Director Product Segment Powertrain, Bühler Motor GmbH
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