• Concern about global warming and climate change linked with greenhouse effect and particularly CO2 emissions
  • Urbanization, increase of city size and number > Public health issues linked with pollutant emissions (NOX, particles)
  • Increase of the population purchasing power in the emerging countries > increase of the vehicles in circulation and so of the pollutant emissions
  • Shortage of raw materials and energy > need for more efficient powertrain using alternate energies
  • For automotive industry, worldwide regulations on pollutant emissions and CO2 limitations derive from these trends. These regulation have direct effect on powertrain developments
  • Alternative powertrains (HEVs, EVs, FuelCell EVs, synthetic fuels, natural gas…)
  • Autonomous driving
  • Increase of the powertrain efficiency through downsizing and downspeeding
  • Optimization of the valve event (VVL, VVT, camphasing..)
  • Turbo charging
  • Air intake adjustment
  • Optimization of fuel injection
  • Variable Compression Ratio
  • ...
  • Improvement of transmission performances
  • Automation of manual transmission (AMT, DCT)
  • Increase gear number
  • Decrease of pollutant emission
    (NOX, particles)
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR)
  • Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)
  • Lean NOX Trap (LNT)
  • Diesel Particle Filter (DPF)
  • ...
  • Global electrification of the functions
  • Hybridization / Electric vehicle
  • Solutions for precise control (valve or flap positioning, transmission actuators...)
  • Direct Drive actuators
  • Brushless DC actuators with integrated motion transformation
  • Accurate analog position sensors
  • Solutions for continuous and efficient drive (pumps, variable valve lift, camphasing, turbocharger and compressor)
  • Direct Drive Brushless DC Motors
  • Very high speed drives
  • High accuracy position sensors for motor control