Schaeffler Experts Present, Exhibit at CTi's 10th Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition

10th International CTi Symposium

TROY, Mich. - The International Car Training Institute (CTi) is shifting into the next gear for its 10(th) annual Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition. As a lead sponsor for the sixth year, Schaeffler will discuss market-specific trends, the company's advanced transmission solutions, as well as exhibit its key transmission and e-mobility technologies during the event held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. from May 9 to 12.

During the event, Schaeffler's Jeff Hemphill, chief technical officer, and Markus Steinberger, manager torque converter clutch and damper design for the company's LuK brand, will discuss the latest mobility trends and Schaeffler's transmission optimization efforts. At its product exhibition, the company will showcase key technologies related to the two presentations, as well as a complete electric axle, transmission driven accessories, 48V P2 hybrid for automatic transmissions, all-wheel drive disconnect, CVT (Continuously Variable Transmissions) chains, and friction and mass reducing bearing solutions.

"Working as an engineering and development partner, Schaeffler is uniquely tuned into the distinct market needs of our global customers," said Hemphill. "Using this information as inspiration for our next-generation development work, we're able to provide the automotive community with products and technologies that help eliminate some of the foremost challenges facing our customers."

During the plenary presentation at 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 12, Hemphill will present "US mobility 2030 - car sharing in BEV's or road trips in V8's?" Hemphill will discuss the global trends impacting the United States, unique regional trends, drivetrain concept for these specific needs and Schaeffler's innovations to help with these challenges.

During the "Transmission Components: Starting Devices" track on Wednesday, May 11, Steinberger will present "Third Generation Pendulum Absorber In Torque Converters." During his speech, he will highlight two torque converter developments that are connected to the advances of the centrifugal pendulum absorber.

Created and organized by CTi, the 10(th) International Automotive Transmissions, HEV and EV Drives Symposium and Exhibition offers an international exchange of experiences and opinions among key automotive representatives. Participants, including automakers, transmission manufacturers and suppliers from the United States, Europe and Asia, will discuss the latest in technical developments and applications for conventional and alternative drives. For more information, please visit the event website.

About Schaeffler

The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a key contribution to "mobility for tomorrow" with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The technology company generated sales of approximately EUR 13.2 billion in 2015. With around 84,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in more than 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.

Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company's 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global RD engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit



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