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”

There is still a lot of work on the way to electrification!


There is still a lot of work on the way to electrification!

Interview with Ulf Herlin Product Group Head at Ricardo UK Ltd.

Electrification is a topic with many facets and there is still a long way to go until then. At the last CTI symposium in Berlin, we talked to Ulf Herlin of Ricardo and asked him Continue reading “There is still a lot of work on the way to electrification!”

Interview Ferit Küҫükay


The next transmission symposium is going to be really exciting.

Interview with Prof. Dr. Ferit Küҫükay, TU Braunschweig

Professor Küçükay is a co-initiator and  chairman of the advisory bord at the Transmission Symposium. We talked with him about the latest developments in the industry. The trend is clear – transmission development is moving more and more towards electrification. Continue reading “Interview Ferit Küҫükay”

Interview Peter Gutzmer: We’re in intensive dialogue with Chinese OEMs


“We’re in intensive dialogue with Chinese OEMs.”

CTI Symposium 2016 – Interview with Peter Gutzmer, Deputy CEO, Schaeffler AG

Peter Gutzmer: At the moment the biggest change we’re experiencing in our scene, in the drive sector, is definitely the discussion about electrification. It’s always incredibly hard to predict the future. Remember Kaiser Wilhelm – he backed horses. Today we’re backing electric mobility, and that’s certainly sensible. Continue reading “Interview Peter Gutzmer: We’re in intensive dialogue with Chinese OEMs”

Interview Grotendorst: Electric Mobility: combining driving enjoyment with sustainability


Electric Mobility: What could be better than combining driving enjoyment with sustainability?

CTI Symposium 2016 – Interview with Jörg Grotendorst, Head of E-Mobility, ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is deeply realigning their business modell at the moment. With the acquisition of TRW, they’re shifting from a classical driveline and chassis technology manufacturer to a holistic solutions provider – not just for mechanical systems, but for electronic systems too. We talked with Jörg Grotendorst, Head of E-Mobility at ZF about the trend towards e-mobility. Continue reading “Interview Grotendorst: Electric Mobility: combining driving enjoyment with sustainability”

Interview with Jürgen Geise, CEO, Diehl Metall Schmiedetechnik – CTI Symposium 2016


Electric mobility is coming sooner than anticipated

Because of the decisions – and the discussion – in politics and business, electric mobility is coming sooner than we anticipated. This is the opinion of Jürgen Geise, CEO of Diehl Metall Schmiedetechnik. At the CTI Symposium 2016 in Berlin, he was available for a video interview. Continue reading “Interview with Jürgen Geise, CEO, Diehl Metall Schmiedetechnik – CTI Symposium 2016”