DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As an innovation leader offering a wealth of technologies that make vehicles more fuel-efficient, environmentally friendly and safer, Schaeffler has committed to a holistic "Mobility for Tomorrow" concept geared to finding sustainable solutions for the world of tomorrow. Schaeffler is demonstrating its eMobility capabilities at its 2017 North American International Auto Show AutoMobili-D exhibit and panel participation.
On Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m., Schaeffler Chief Technology Officer for the Americas Jeff Hemphill will participate in an eMobility panel moderated by Car & Driver's Bengt Halvorson. Hemphill will provide Schaeffler's insight on the future of eMobility based on the company's experience in several relevant areas, including eBikes, in-wheel motors, micro-mobiles and the digitalization of transport.
During his panel discussion, Hemphill will discuss three key eMobility trends: electrification will continue gaining momentum; autonomy will further drive electrification; and new demands in charging and comfort will appear due to this combination.
"To address these key eMobility trends, Schaeffler leverages the cross-functional expertise of our engineers in the fields of engine, transmission, chassis/suspension and electric mobility to develop solutions that drive the future of mobility," said Hemphill. "A great example of how Schaeffler's collaborative success can shift the paradigm to create innovative eMobility solutions is our BioHybrid concept that we're showcasing at our AutoMobili-D exhibit."
The BioHybrid, Schaeffler's design and development concept for the future of urban mobility, addresses the clear trend toward new, compact mobility solutions for urban environments around the world. The concept is positioned very close to a bicycle, but includes fundamental advantages: higher traffic safety; no driver's license/registration required; easy charging (230 volt socket); comfortable riding conditions; and a fit for existing urban infrastructures.
AutoMobili-D is the new mobility exhibition planned for the 2017 NAIAS. Located in the Cobo Center Atrium and adjoining hall, AutoMobili-D will feature 120,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space and two presentation stages. The main stage will feature panel discussions and symposiums about mobility while the Big M Presentation Theater will offer informal presentations in a more intimate setting.
NAIAS – one of the world's premier automotive exhibitions – opened to the media and industry officials on Monday, Jan. 9. It will open to the public from Saturday, Jan. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 22. For more information, please visit: www.naias.com.
The Schaeffler Group is one of the world's leading integrated automotive and industrial suppliers. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a decisive contribution to "Mobility for tomorrow" with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The technology company generated sales of approximately 13.2 billion euros in 2015. With around 85,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest companies in family ownership. It has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies at approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries.
Schaeffler is a recognized development partner for global automakers and suppliers. To serve the North American automotive market, Schaeffler operates development centers in: Troy, Mich.; Fort Mill, S.C.; Wooster, Ohio; and Puebla, Mexico. The company's 600 North American engineers and technicians, who are supported by a team of more than 6,700 global R&D engineers, drive development in the region by utilizing state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment, computational tools and CAD systems. Schaeffler Automotive has headquarters in Fort Mill and manufacturing facilities in: South Carolina; Missouri; Ohio; Ontario, Canada; Puebla and Irapuato, Mexico. For more information, please visit www.schaeffler.us.
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