Schaeffler US Symposium 2022
Energizing the Next Generation
Decarbonization is becoming the most important driver of the ongoing transformation in mobility. To achieve these important targets, personal mobility must be placed on an ecologically sustainable footing. Above all, this requires mobility solutions that are both innovative as well as sustainable.
What role do electric and renewable energy sources play in this? How do intelligent, networked and autonomous mobility solutions that are based on flexible modular platforms contribute to achieving these goals?
We look forward to not only presenting our answers to these questions but also our innovative solutions at the Schaeffler Symposium – the most important customer event of the Schaeffler Automotive Technologies Division.
Would you like to join us at the Schaeffler Symposium in Detroit?
If so, please contact your Schaeffler representative or use the registration form.
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We very much look forward to an engaging exchange of ideas with you!
Regional CEO Americas
Chief Technical Officer Americas
The Symposium awaits you with a broad array of exciting topics
The Schaeffler Symposium stands for innovation, focus on our customers and an open exchange of ideas. In an exclusive setting, we not only present our latest intelligent components, systems and services, but we also encourage you to actively experience them through our interactive displays.
08:30 am: We, Marc McGrath
08:40 am: Pioneer, Jeff Hemphill
08:50 am: Motion, Patrick Lindemann
09:00 am: Tailored Electric Powertrain Solutions, Markus Steinberger
09:35 am: eDrives, Daniel Sayre
10:00 am: Break
10:45 am: Ride Height/Sway Bar Disconnect, Shaun Tate
11:20 am: Steer-by-Wire, Alaa Makke
11:45 am: Pioneering the Last Generation of ICE, Jerry Dixon
12:10 pm: Lunch
1:40 pm: Thermal Management, Brett Allossery
2:05 pm: Bearings, Jitesh Modi
2:30 pm: Break
3:15 pm: Transmission, Melissa Blischak
3:40 pm: System and SW Competence, Chris Shamie
4:05 pm: Energy Storage (Batteries and Hydrogen), Rashid Farahati and Victor Norwich
4:40 pm: Closing, Marc McGrath
4:50 pm: Reception and Displays
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Powertrains of the future
Efficient and electric
Only with a consistently well-planned electrification of the powertrain will it be possible to fully achieve the decarbonization targets. Whether purely electric, hybrid or hydrogen technology – the powertrain of the future must be innovative, efficient and powerful. Accordingly, we will be presenting our complete portfolio of state-of-the-art, customized solutions for electrified powertrains.
Experience the Schaeffler 4in1 e-axle – which combines the motor, gearbox, power electronics and thermal management into one innovative system – live! The high level of integration of the components, in combination with intelligent control and a highly engineered architecture, enable the optimum use of existing thermal energy. This remarkable system significantly increases electric range and comfort.
The 4in1-e-axle comes with an integrated cooling and refrigerant system for air conditioning the interior and the entire powertrain.
Innovative Chassis Systems
Intelligent, safe and absolutely reliable
Vehicles with automated driving functionalities must be reliable and safe. This places the highest demands on chassis components in terms of intelligence and safety. Take a seat and steer with Space Drive’s steer-by-wire technology that eliminates any mechanical connection between the steering wheel and axle – because the steering signals are transmitted electronically. Space Drive’s multiple redundancy ensures that Schaeffler’s technology is always on hand.
The intelligent Rear Wheel Steering System (iRWS) optimizes maneuverability and reduces a vehicle's turning circle – a great relief, especially in inner-city traffic! At higher speeds, the focus is on safety: thanks to steering in the same direction on the front and rear axles, controlled and agile lane changes become a reality – maximizing comfort for everyone on board.
Thanks to intelligent Rear Wheel Steering (iRWS), the turning circle of a vehicle is significantly reduced.
New mobility solutions
Toward a driverless future
Agile, autonomous, connected and electric – these are the requirements for mobility solutions in the city of the future. Our innovative Rolling Chassis – a scalable platform for new, driverless mobility solutions – makes this happen. Universally applicable, it offers entirely new forms of autonomous mobility: from passenger and logistics to service applications such as cleaning machines. The platform, designed for a variety of vehicle classes, demonstrates the wide range of Schaeffler technologies: different combinations of drive and steering systems can meet a wide variety of customer requirements in terms of maneuverability and performance.
Equipped with four iCorner Modules and Intelligent Vehicle Dynamics Control, the Rolling Chassis offers a steering angle of up to 90° that maximizes maneuverability. Entirely new vehicle architectures are now possible because the steering, driving, braking and wheel suspension fit inside the smallest-possible installation space.
With a steering angle of up to 90 °, the iCorner Modules guarantee maximum maneuverability.
Experience exclusive presentations by our industry-leading experts who will provide exciting insights into our latest innovations in terms of sustainable concepts and innovative mobility solutions.
Our comprehensive technical exhibition will present Schaeffler’s latest developments in the areas of chassis and powertrain technology. See and experience for yourself our latest intelligent components, systems and services – with Schaeffler experts on hand to answer all of your questions.
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