Germany's Schaeffler Shows U.S. Customers How to Meet CAFE Goals
Schaeffler, a developer mobility solutions, will demonstrate its product innovations for engines, transmissions, and chassis applications during the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Schaeffler is participating as a sponsor and exhibitor for the eighth consecutive year.
The Schaeffler product range focuses on optimizing drive trains based on internal combustion engines, as well as technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. Schaeffler's solutions make a critical contribution to helping automotive manufacturers comply with the fuel consumption and emission regulations required in the 2020 and 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations.
The Schaeffler innovations integrated in the Efficient Future Mobility North America vehicle include: engine start-stop solutions customized for vehicles with torque converter automatic transmissions; an innovative, individually adaptable thermal management module; and an all-wheel drive (AWD) disconnect clutch system for minimizing friction losses in the drive trains of AWD vehicles. Overall, these solutions enable an additional improvement in fuel efficiency of up to 15 percent, according to the company.
To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico.