Plotting the future of the car
OEM customers,” says Andreas Schick, CEO Schaeffler Asia Pacific.
The centrepiece of the Schaeffler booth at Tokyo Motor Show was the “glass car” – a scale model peppered with approximately 40 Schaeffler products and technological developments. It featured impressive demonstrations of Schaeffler’s expertise in developing advanced solutions to enhance fuel efficiency, driving dynamics and comfort, while lowering harmful emissions.
The model also had a digital display explaining all the featured product innovations, for example the electromechanical active roll stabilization in 12V and 48V versions. ration eveloped n. xle ed
performance hybrid and full electric vehicles. Also featured was the P2 high- high-voltage voltage hybrid module from Schaeffler, a new solution for electrification of the drive train which can be matched to a large number of drive concepts on a modular basis consisting of an automated disconnect clutch and electric machine.
The new generation P2 hybrid module, with its high versatility and wide torque range can be used in both medium and very high performance powertrain concepts and contributes considerably to further reductions in fuel consumption.
The module can transmit internalnalcombustion torques of up to 800Nm 0Nm to the transmission. Aimed at the growing two-wheel vehicle market in Southeast Asia, Schaeffler unveiled a technology demonstration for an efficient, costeffective motorcycle for low to medium performance classes at its booth in Tokyo Motor Show with innovations for engines, transmissions and chassis. Another highlight at the Schaeffler booth was the presence of FIA Formulae-pilot Lucas di Grassi as well as his racecar, the ABT-Schaeffler FE01.
The worldwide first race series for e-cars, the FIA Formula-echampionship represents the most dynamic form of electrical driving. From the very beginning Schaeffler has been the exclusive technology partner and has designed the engine and transmission for the racecar.
“Formula e is an excellent opportunity to combine the emotions of car racing with Schaeffler technologies,” explains Shinzo Yotsumoto, managing director of Schaeffler Japan. “This highly attractive race series brings emotions to e-mobility and we can benefit in our automotive product development.”
The “glass car”.
E-Clutch from Schaeffler
New P2 high-voltage hybrid module from Schaeffler