SHANGHAI – The 6th CTI Symposium was held on September 25-27 in Shanghai with a theme of Automotive Transmissions, Hybrid & Electric Drives Technology where automobile experts gathered to exchange ideas on transmission technology developments and discuss the development of China’s automobile market.
“In the past decade, China’s automotive market has changed a lot and reached a new developing level, which can be confirmed by speeches and discussions of this CTI Symposium,” said Prof. Ferit Küçükay, chairman of CTI Symposium Advisory Committee and dean of Germany TU Braunschweig Automotive Engineering and Technology Research Institute.
This year’s CTI Symposium made thorough discussions and predictions around China’s electric drive technology. China is leading in the field of electric drive technology with the support of relevant government policies and regulations, and Chinese companies also have increased their investment in research and development of electric drive technology.
In the meantime, there were some heated discussions about actual fuel consumption and emissions testing cycles (such as the WLTP test cycle and RDE test cycles). As the world’s largest auto market, China has launched its own emissions standards. With the development of new energy technology and the implementation of new policies and regulations, to speed up local R&D and production will become the new developing trend of China auto industry in the next few years. How to improve the efficiency of NEVs including HEVs and EVs will become the key to technology upgrading.
Sylvia Zenzinger, project director of CTI Symposium, summarized that 2017 CTI Symposium (China) had 620 participants and 50 exhibitors from 16 countries, with the number of participants up 9 percent from last year.