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Monday 3rd December @ 9:00 am - Thursday 6th December @ 5:30 pm
The rapid progress of digital transformation and faster evolution in automotive development will have a long-term effect on automotive drives. In a few years’ time, machines will hold meaningful conversations with humans and will ‘know’ their habits and moods. This will enable user-oriented driving functionality, and hence optimized vehicle operating strategies. Already, large companies are moving fast to extend their digital competence by buying up smaller digital specialists.
The diversity of concepts, energy sources and charging modi in automotive drives is stronger than ever, which in turn increases their complexity. The next five years will see an ‘electromobility rollout’ with a broad portfolio of electric vehicles that enable ranges of 500 km or higher, plus significant extensions to infrastructure. By 2025 at the latest, more and more BEVs will meet customer expectations – and not just because of the medium-range price parity with conventional automobiles that experts predict in specific segments.
Nevertheless, combustion engines – whether diesel or petrol – will still be the central pillar of automotive drives for a long while. Together with legal framework parameters, ‘reality checks’ from the energy and automotive industries continue to pour cold water on the euphoria generated by some electromobility players. However, significantly more electrified drive concepts – from 48 V mild hybrid through to plug-in hybrid drives – will enter mass production. Long term, some large carmakers now predict over 70 % market share for hybrid drives by 2050. In addition to numerous add-on hybrid concepts based on familiar MT, AMT, DCT and CVT transmission concepts, the future will also see more DHT concepts such as multi-mode, powersplit or Serial hybrid.
Once again, this year’s CTI SYMPOSIUM will address issues relating to all aspects of the automotive, transmission and drive industry. In addition to new concepts for transmissions, hybrid and electric drives, this includes production technology and component-related topics for passenger automobiles and commercial vehicles, and the influence of connectivity and automated driving on tomorrow’s drives: