During the 11th Schaeffler Symposium held today at the Motor City Casino Hotel in Detroit, the global automotive and industrial supplier is presenting its technologies for future mobility, including components and system solutions for optimizing internal combustion engine powertrains, the electrification of hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, and a new vehicle concept called the “Schaeffler Mover. More than 300 automotive professionals from automakers and suppliers plan to attend.
“Today’s auto industry is transforming into a mobility industry,” said Jeff Hemphill, CTO, Schaeffler Americas. “Tightening global regulations, new mobility business models and rapidly evolving technologies make designing a vehicle technology portfolio as exciting as it is challenging. This year’s Symposium is the ideal forum to connect with our automaker customers during this exciting point in automotive history.”
Schaeffler keeps customers informed of its portfolio of technologies and future concepts by hosting its Symposium every four years. The 2018 event, developed as a forum for collaboration and partnership, is a full day of information sharing about ‘mobility for tomorrow’ topics that will be supplemented by parallel sessions focusing on transmission, engine, eMobility and chassis technology.
Session highlights include discussions about: new benefits from UniAir and cam phasing systems; Schaeffler’s new eMobility systems, such as the P2 hybrid module with an integrated torque convertor; and its “Schaeffer Mover.”
A new urban vehicle concept, the “Schaeffler Mover” offers a flexible and emission-free platform for a range of different vehicle concepts. All the drive and chassis components are integrated in one unit, called the “Schaeffler Intelligent Corner Module,” to save space and enable vehicle maneuverability and passenger comfort. This concept is Schaeffler’s answer to mobility requirements in growing metropolitan areas.
The Schaeffler Symposium has its roots in the decades-old tradition of sharing advancements and technology during symposiums held every four years in Germany, North America and Asia. This year’s Detroit event builds on the 11th Global Symposium, held in Baden-Baden, Germany this April, including new developments focused on the North American market.