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Improving system understanding opens up new possibilities - Reducing friction is one of the most important components on the way to powertrains with higher efficiency and increased driving pleasure – A holistic approach for the design of powertrain systems, from the engine through the gearbox to the drivetrain, is getting more and more important.
The automotive industry is facing the challenge of meeting stringent CO2 emissions and air quality regulations in a re-designed, demanding test cycle under real-world driving conditions. Consistent development work on the decisive parameters in the powertrain system, ie combustion engine - transmission – electrification, enables solutions that do not endanger our mobility.
The classic powertrain - albeit in a different form - continues to be essential for the transition into a CO2-neutral mobility without a further increase of air pollution. Reducing friction in the component systems will play a key role in this process. In addition, new approaches can be found in an increasingly electrified and digitised world by understanding the correlations between the individual components in the overall system. In order to master these increasingly complex development tasks, we need new development methods.
For more information on the event, please refer to the conference program, which has now been published. || Friction Minimisation in the Powertrain: Improving system understanding opens up new possibilities | 6th ATZ Conference on Tribology | 21-22nd November 2017, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany || Member companies of the FVV receive a 10% discount on the participation fee.
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