US automobile industry is taking climate protection goals seriously
4th CTI Symposium and Exhibition
“Transmissions and Drive Trains North America”
8th and 9th June 2010, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
The postponement of the US senate climate and energy bill has placed the emission goals promised by the US at the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen under increasing pressure. While American politics continues to struggle on agreeing a framework for environmental policy, the US automobile manufacturer Ford has announced that it will reduce CO2 emissions by 30% in its new models in Europe and the USA by 2020 in comparison to 2006.
Alongside electric vehicles, Ford will be focusing here on petrol hybrid drive systems and plug-in hybrids. To reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, the Ford Fiesta has been manufactured since February with the new double-clutch transmission developed by GETRAG, which will make possible a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20%.
At the 4th CTI Symposium “Automotive Transmissions and Drive Trains North America” (8th and 9th June 2010, Ann Arbor, MI, USA), representatives of the international transmission and drive train community will be presenting their newest developments and concepts for fuel efficient and CO2 reducing drive system technologies. An overview of the environmental and climate policy changes in the USA and their effects on the automobile and drive system industries will be provided by Christopher Grundler (Environment Protection Agency, USA).
Dan Hancock (General Motors, USA) will describe how the largest American automobile manufacturer General Motors is using the very latest drive system technology to advance the area of sustainability. An insight into the strategies being used by Chrysler for reducing fuel consumption will be provided by Dr. Mircea Gradu (Chrysler Group LLC). Philip Gott (IHS Global Insight, Inc., USA) will discuss the importance of the development of the Asian transmission market for sales and procurement.
The newly developed 7-speed dual clutch transmission from the GETRAG Powershift product line and a lightweight low torque version will be presented by Stephan Bungart (GETRAG FORD Transmissions GmbH, Germany) as part of the four parallel sessions. Dr. Constantinos Vafidis (Fiat Powertrain Technologies S.p.A, Italy) will demonstrate the HTD-DDCT transmission with its high torque and large volume application. Alongside different automatic and clutch transmissions, the CTI Symposium will also take on the issue of optimization processes for automobile drive systems. Alternative drive systems and trends in the development of batteries are other focal points of the Symposium. On the second day of the event, John McElroy (Autoline) will host a discussion forum including Justin Ward (Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, USA), William Kelley (BorgWarner Inc) and Dr. Jochem Wolschendorf (FEV Engine Technology, Inc.).
The CTI Symposium “Automotive Transmission and Drive Trains” was developed as the American branch of the large international CTI transmission Symposium that takes place every year in Berlin, Germany. Similar to the founding event in Europe, the American Symposium is also accompanied by a comprehensive trade exhibition – the Transmission Expo.
Further information: www.transmission-symposium.com/?pr
Dr. Nadja Thomas
Senior Press Officer
CTI Car Training Institute – A division of EUROFORUM Deutschland SE
40549 Düsseldorf, Germany
Dr. phil. Nadja Thomas | CTI Car Training Institute
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