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What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?

What Drives Will Automobiles Use in 2030?

14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives,
7 – 10 December 2015, Estrel Hotel, Berlin

Transmission and drive developers are working harder than ever to reduce consumption and C02 levels cost effectively, and to meet the challenges of integration, connectivity and automation. To achieve emission regulation targets, conventional drives are continuously being optimized; various levels of electrification are a must – and so is the wide range of transmissions and drives needed for tailor-made solutions in specific markets and vehicle segments. How do we respond to these deep changes in the automobile industry? At the 14th International CTI Symposium Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives (7 – 10 December 2015), top international experts will be discussing exactly that in 110 specialist lectures and 16 series of parallel lectures. The symposium chair is Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ferit Küçükay (Director Institute for Automotive Engineering, TU Braunschweig). The specialist exhibition Transmission Expo accompanies the main program on December 8 and 9.

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The Winners of the 6th CTI Young Drive Experts Award

The Winners of the 6th CTI Young Drive Experts Award

Berlin/Düsseldorf, 10 December 2014. On December 10, the CTI Young Drive Experts Award ceremony was held for the sixth time at the 13th International CTI Symposium for Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives. The winners were Dr. Felix Töpler and Dr. Sebastian Idler. The honorary speech was held by Prof. Dr. Ferit Küçükay of TU Braunschweig, who is a jury member and the chair of the Berlin Transmission Symposium.

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Follow-up Report on the 8th International CTI Symposium USA: Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives, May 14–15, 2014, Rochester, Michigan

Follow-up Report on the 8th International CTI Symposium USA: Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives, May 14–15, 2014, Rochester, Michigan

Author: Gernot Goppelt, technology journalist, Germany

Together toward 54.5 mpg

In 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that by 2025, fleet consumption in the U.S. is to be reduced to 54.5 mpg. This equals a consumption level of 4.31 liters per 100 kilometers. The contribution that transmission technology can make to this target was discussed at the 8th International CTI Symposium on May 14 and 15, 2014 in Rochester. One of the issues under debate was the expectations of American drivers and changes in social parameters, which might require new approaches. This year saw only few proponents of the pure electric car; better chances were attributed to mild hybrids as well as, in the long run, plug-in hybrids for urban scenarios. While diesel engines for cars were no major issue, gasoline engines were still seen as offering major savings potential. As for transmission development, there was agreement despite differences in approaches. The requirements concerning efficiency and flexibility of the transmissions will continue to increase, but this must not happen at the expense of comfort.

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