August 30, 2010 10:39 ET

Customized drive concepts for differing mobility requirements

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9th International CTI Symposium and Exhibition "Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drivetrains" (November 30 to December 2, 2010, Berlin)

Düsseldorf/Berlin, August 2010. Automobile manufacturers have long been adapting their model strategies according to the differing mobility requirements of their customers in each international market. They respond flexibly to their customers' expectations in terms of comfort, safety, environmental factors, performance and price. The resulting wide variety of vehicle concepts and engines means that transmission technology is placed under considerable pressure to adapt. Only a transmission that has been perfectly adapted to the driving profile can support a vehicle's performance to best effect and contribute to increased efficiency. Hybrid and electric drivetrains increase the complexity of the drivetrain technologies and result in the need for further made-to- measure solutions.

The 9th International CTI Symposium "Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drivetrains" (November 30 to December 2, 2010, Berlin) picks up on current trends in the development of drivetrain technologies. In ten technical forums, around fifty companies from the automobile industry will be presenting new concepts for the various forms of drivetrain in the automobile. Along with the opportunities for increasing the efficiency of transmissions, the latest developments in the area of hybrid and electric drivetrains will be discussed at the CTI Symposium. The role of the transmission in hybrid and electric vehicles will be another focal point. In addition, questions relating to energy storage and various transmission components will also be presented. As part of the plenary event, Ralf Najork (GETRAG Corporate Group), Dr. Manfred Klüting (BMW AG), Dr. Tim Leverton (Tata Motors Ltd.) and Kazutoshi Noma (Jatco Ltd.) will be discussing the question of how much transmission, engine and battery the car of the future will need. Dr. Gerd Bofinger of Porsche AG will talk about the significance of all-wheel drive systems for high-performance vehicles.

Dr. Nobert Verweyen (RWE Effizienz GmbH) will describe the potential of electric-powered mobility for the energy industry. As part of one of the technical forums there will also be a discussion of the initial results from fleet trials with electric vehicles. The changes in transmission development resulting from electrification of the drivetrain will also be taken up by Dr. Wolf-Ekkehard Krieg (ZF Sachs AG) and Masanori Ueda (Nissan Motor Co.).

"Transmission Days" combine symposium, exhibition and transmission road test

The CTI Symposium "Innovative Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid and Electric Drivetrains" has established its reputation as one of the most important events for transmission and drivetrain experts worldwide. In addition to the wide-ranging conference program, the accompanying exhibition "Transmission Expo" with over 70 international exhibitors offers further opportunities to find out all about global trends in the industry. Along with exhibitors, the winners of this year's CTI Young Drive Experts Award will also be presented here. This award will be handed over to the best up-and-coming engineers in the area of transmission and drivetrain development at the plenary session of the CTI Symposium on December 1.

The two-day symposium will be preceded by an introductory day on November 29, 2010. In two parallel series of talks, the interdisciplinary knowledge resulting from the electrification of the drivetrain will be picked out as a central theme for developers from the areas of drivetrain and transmission technology. The event will end as is traditional with the opportunity to take part in a comparative road test of current transmission and drivetrain technologies at the ADAC driving safety center in Berlin-Brandenburg.

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