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Germany's Schaeffler Shows U.S. Customers How to Meet CAFE Goals

January 16, 2013

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.

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  1. 1. hanny [ February 07, 2013 @ 08:51PM ]

    Schaeffler's contribution to the automotive industry becomes highly significant at this juncture as all car manufacturers are vying with each other in manufacturing highly energy-efficient cars. Moreover, Schaeffler's quality is unquestionable. It has received many accolades and awards for its outstanding quality. It recently received Goldwind’s 2012 ‘Excellent Quality Award.’ Schaeffler's innovations combined with their outstanding quality will attract many car manufacturers.

  2. 2. John [ February 17, 2013 @ 01:06PM ]

    Schaeffler contribution to the growth and development of automotive industry can not be over emphasis because Schaeffler is an innovative and creative company and this is one of the success factors of the company. The company is also among the leading companies that invest on young people. Schaeefler has about 6,000 employees at 40 R&D locations, working on new products, technologies, processes and methods for solutions that are tailored to the industry or market.


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