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International Meeting of the Transmission Experts at the CTI Transmission Symposium in Rochester, Michigan, May 12-15, 2014 www.transmission-symposium.com/usa

Detroit/Düsseldorf (ots) - "It's the most comprehensive technical gathering of North American transmission experts available, and exceptionally well organized by CTI," described Brian Lee from Schaeffler the last CTI transmission event. This year transmission experts from all over the world are meeting for the eighth time in Rochester (Michigan, USA) at the International CTI Symposium "Automotive Transmission, HEV and EV Drives" from May 12 to 15, 2014. Last year about 400 participants and 25 exhibitors met at the transmission conference and exhibit. One focus of the convention is on the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): the Obama Administration announced strict new vehicle fuel-efficiency standards, requiring that the U.S. auto fleet average 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 - an uncontroversial move that, unlike other Administration energy policies, was endorsed by industry and environmentalists alike. The new rules expand on existing standards requiring American-made cars and light trucks to average 34.5 mpg by 2016. They will significantly cut U.S. oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by the time they are fully implemented, according to the EPA. Ernie J. DeVincent (GETRAG Group) will host a key note session with Mike Olechiw (Light-duty Vehicle and Small Engine Center U.S. EPA), Daniel M. Hancock (SAE International) and Don Hillebrand (Argonne National Laboratory - U.S. Department of Energy), among others, on ways to successfully implement the 54.5 mpg Challenge with the help of transmission technologies and strategic alliances.

The comparison between the latest continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) and developments in the area of automatic transmissions (ATs) is another important topic of the conference. Moreover, new concepts for dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs), electrified drivetrains, as well as the requirements resulting from ISO 26262, the standard for electronic systems ensuring functional safety in road vehicles, will be presented. Further topics to be discussed are electromobility, impacts which changes in mobility in big cities bring for the automotive industry, new strategies for hybrid cars, approaches to solutions regarding noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), and state-of-the-art technologies for improving transmission production. A two-day introductory seminar specifically geared toward participants who wish to brush up their knowledge will cover basics and practical issues concerning vehicle transmissions.

Networking, test drives and dinner at the Chrysler Museum

An extraordinary evening program at the Chrysler Museum will leave the participants plenty of room to establish new contacts. The CTI test drives, which will accompany the program on May 14 and 15, offer a unique driving experience as well as the opportunity to talk to the developers directly on site. "A great event, and it feels like a transmission and drivetrain family reunion," commented Hong Jiang of Ford Motor Co. on last year's event. Companies such as AVL, BorgWarner, Brose, Buehler Motor, Dana Holding Corporation, GETRAG, and DuPont Performance Polymers, IAV, JATCO, Romax, SKF, and Sulzer are going to present their products and services at the accompanying trade exhibition.

The CTI Transmission Symposium is an important meeting point for representatives from the following sectors: Automotive Suppliers, Engineering/Development Service Providers, Transmission Manufacturers, OEMs, Metal Processing, Mineral Oil & Chemical Industry, Electric/Electronics, Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Industry, as well as universities and institutes.

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More information: www.transmission-symposium.com/usa

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