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Global Growth of Dual Clutch Transmissions the Topic of Free Webcast from SAE International and DCTfacts.com

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 24, 2009 - SAE International will host a free, interactive webcast focused on the future of dual clutch transmissions (DCT). Over the next decade, the use of dual clutch technology is expected to expand significantly around the globe. This practical and insightful webcast, scheduled for Noon (ET) on Thursday, Oct. 15, will provide an overview of the promise of DCT technology.

The webcast, which is co-sponsored by DCTfacts.com, will feature a panel of industry thought leaders, representing the perspectives of an OEM, Tier 1 supplier and lubricant additive technology company. The discussion will center on promoting DCT growth through innovation, design and collaboration. The panel will feature:

·      Dr. Ingo Steinberg, chief engineer of central engineering, Getrag Ford Transmissions. Dr. Steinberg will discuss the consumer and environmental benefits of DCT technology, as well as its possibilities for the future.

·      Andy Yu, vice president of engineering, BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems group. Yu will summarize the advantages of dual clutch transmissions versus alternative technologies and explain the design options available to the designer and vehicle OEM.

·      David Morl, global business manager for Lubrizol’s driveline additives group. Morl will review the collaborative interactions among additive companies, oil companies, OEMs and Tier suppliers that enable the design of future transmissions and results in dedicated fluids, tailored to specific applications.

Lisa Arrigo, custom electronic products editor, SAE International, will moderate the panel discussion. The webcast will conclude with a question-and-answer session for the audience.

 

To register for this free webcast, visit www.sae.org/webcasts or www.dctfacts.com.  

SAE International is a global association of 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International’s core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International’s charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

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