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Post-show report: 5th International CTI Symposium

Postreport - 5th International CTI Symposium

5th International CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ in Shanghai is the Meeting Point for the World’s Transmission Experts

Dusseldorf/Shanghai, 23 September 2016 – ”Stricter legislation and increased environmental awareness among drivers, including those in China, are driving a radical rethink in the industry. There is a growing focus on hybrid drives, specifically in the new transmission category called DHT or Dedicated Hybrid Transmission, a concept developed specially for use in hybrid drives”, explained symposium chair Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director of the Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig) at the beginning of the 5th CTI Symposium ’Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives’ in Shanghai.Continue reading

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DHTs – the right answer to the Chinese fuel regulations?


DHTs – the right answer to the Chinese fuel regulations?

Due to the Chinese government’s plans to decrease the energy-efficient passenger car fuel consumption to 4.5l per 100km until 2020 hybrid vehicles will get a significant market share within the next years.

But not only challenging fuel efficiency targets and reduction of CO2 emissions will have impact on the development of hybrid transmissions. Costs, packaging, weight and flexibility of production must be considered as well. So far add-on solutions have been considered firstly.

A new breed of hybrid transmissions was introduced at the 14th International CTI Symposium Berlin in December 2015 which should solve these problems. On the initiative of the chairman, Prof. Dr-Ing. Ferit Küçükay and Dr Robert Fischer (AVL and member of the advisory board), the new transmission concept,  Dedicated Hybrid Transmissions (DHT), was defined and firstly presented and discussed. As DHTs perform key transmission functions with the assistance of an electric motor which handles essential tasks DHTs want to offer the optimal balance of functionality and costs.Continue reading

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