“It’s the Ecosystem that Counts in E-Mobility”


Stephan Tarnutzer, President, AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc.

 

There’s more to e-mobility than just drive electrification alone. It’s an ecosystem where infrastructure, connectivity, HMI, ADAS, security, etc. all interact as a system.

We asked Stephan Tarnutzer, President, AVL Powertrain Engineering Inc., what that means for the work of OEMs, suppliers and engineering service providers.

Mr Tarnutzer, in your plenary lecture ‘The E-mobility Ecosystem as the Differentiator’ at the CTI SYMPOSIUM in Novi, you talked about ‘multilayered challenges’ for the automotive industry. What do you mean by that? Continue reading ““It’s the Ecosystem that Counts in E-Mobility””

Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) by PUNCH Powerglide – an innovative concept for an optimized DHT in terms of efficiency, cost and packaging.


DHT Concept as Cost Reduction Opportunity

Car manufacturers around the globe have to hybridize their vehicle range to meet increasingly challenging CO2 and emission standards. We all acknowledge that CO2, emissions and energy transition will be prevalent for the years to come. Continue reading “Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) by PUNCH Powerglide – an innovative concept for an optimized DHT in terms of efficiency, cost and packaging.”

Masterpiece 9-Speed KATE R932 Automatic Transmission Born for Brand New Luxury Vehicles


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”

Flexible Hybridisation with Added Customer Benefit


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 MAGSPLIT® Hybrid Transmission


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”

The Importance of Rheology and Viscosity Index Improver (VII) Selection in Passenger Car Efficiency


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”

A Comprehensive System Approach for Future Powertrain Electrification


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”