Executive Vice President of Development Powertrain
The growing complexity of social and political demands and the large number of technically feasible solutions are resulting in a huge increase in the challenges facing those of us involved in vehicle development. The overall powertrain setting is more complex than ever before. Today, it is already no longer possible to view the development of internal combustion engine, electric motor and transmission separatly from each other. In some cases, clever combinations can lead to completely new development directions.
But how can we be confident of designing our engines and transmissions correctly in future, given this new situation? And what does increasing complexity mean for our future development processes? Will we become slower because of the complex decisions with more comprehensive validation and homologation requirements? Or will the use of new technologies in development make us faster in future?
These are the questions that will be answered at the Berlin Powertrain Symposium.