The 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) system developed for the Bugatti Veyron super sportscar will be shown for the first time by Ricardo at the 4th International CTI-Symposium held in Berlin on 5-8 December 2005.
Delegates at this prestigious international event, which highlights some of the world’s most innovative automotive transmission technologies, will have a one-off opportunity to see this advanced DCT unit on which Ricardo has collaborated with Bugatti Engineering GmbH in both its development and manufacture. Under the highly confidential arrangements surrounding the technical collaboration between the two companies, this is the only public gathering at which Ricardo will show the specially produced display exhibit.
In addition to the Veyron’s DCT transmission, a range of further technologies will be featured by Ricardo at the symposium’s parallel exhibition, including:
- A new version of the Ricardo’s highly successful Torque VectoringTM concept that uses conventional actuation technology in conjunction with the company’s patented gear arrangement to achieve unparalleled packaging advantages
- The Ricardo shift actuation concept, successfully deployed in the Chrysler ME412 sportscar, which will be demonstrated in the form of an actuator test rig showing Ricardo’s patented shift rail selection & actuation system
- New transmission CAE simulation technologies; Ricardo experts will be demonstrating the Ricardo Transmission Library soon to be available in the Modelica object-oriented modelling language for use in Dymola dynamic simulation environment, an ideal solution for development of plant models for all automated transmission systems
In addition to the exhibition displays, Ricardo will co-present a paper with Bugatti Engineering GmbH entitled "The 7-speed DSG Transmission and Active Driveline for the Bugatti Veyron - Design, development and Control System". This technical paper will be presented at the symposium session on the afternoon of Tuesday 6th December.Published 5 December 2005