May, 9 and 10, 2019
Electrification & All-Wheel Drive Congress
The driving event of the EAWD Congress 2019 took place at the “Red Bull Ring” motorsport circuit in Spielberg on the second day of the Congress.
Built in 1969 and formerly known as “Österreichring”, it hosted the Formula One Austria Grand Prix from 1970 to 1987 and from 1997 to 2003. After being renovated and modified, it was re-opened in 2011 and today hosts a variety of national and international motorsport events, such as the DTM Series and the Truck Race Trophy. In 2014, Formula One returned to the Red Bull Ring.
We hope you took the opportunity to experience the new drive types live during dynamic test drives.
Here you will find interesting information about the test vehicles provided.
Discover electrification with our e2 eDrive Democar.
The e2 Technology Demonstrator car combines the 7HDT300 Hybrid Dual-Clutch Transmission with a highly integrated electric rear axle with 140 kW power. The system allows to demonstrate a variaty of electrified drivetrain layouts and the advantages of different configurations can be compared in one vehicle.
Experience the future of 4-Wheel Drive with the BMW 550i demonstration vehicle
A transfer case prototype with integrated e-machine allows for best driving dynamics and highst CO2-reduction potential. The system provides mild-hybrid functionalities like regeneration, driving and boosting.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo with Magna Powertrain's Actimax Transfer Case
The fully active transfer case system in the Porsche Cayenne allows for selecting various different driving modes and with that, realizing different vehicle charateristics. All variants, from Eco to Sport-Mode are using the same hardware. The dynamic torque distribution between front and rear axle allows for best driving dynamics and fun to drive.
Key features and benefits
• Increase efficiency of electric powertrains by reducing eMachine size
• Increase performance of 0-100 km/h time and max speed
• Seamless, simultaneous shifting achieved
• Use of real-world data to verify BorgWarner developed controls for EV
• Capable of 600kW/6500Nm Axle Torque
• Modular: single-motor and torque vectoring versions available for future development
Magna Powertrain´s Flex4™ all-wheel drive technology forms the technical foundation of the Audi quattro ultra system.
The system was developed jointly by Magna and Audi. The technology uses a multi-plate wet clutch with electromechanical actuation to control torque distribution between the front and rear axles and a dog-clutch to disconnect the secondary drivetrain when AWD is not required.
The Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S 4MATIC+ with Magna Powertrain's Actimax™ Transfer Case stands for driving fun, dynamics and safety.
The fully variable 4WD system provides the right torque in every driving condition allowing for best stability even on snow or wet surface.
The VW Golf R is a technology demonstrator for Magna Powertrain’s Dual-Clutch Torque Vectoring Rear Drive System.
Together with sophisticated control algorithms, the system provides superior driving performance for handling maneuvers in different driving conditions.
This GKN All-Wheel Drive System was developed for hang-on systems with main focus on vehicle handling performance. It reacts to the driving environment and driver intention by automatically modulating the clutches when torque is required on one or both sides individually. This technology can be applied for a wide range of different vehicle dynamic approaches, from basic hang-on up to high power performance AWD Systems. GKN Twinster and Twin AWD easily support OEM’s variable demands of different vehicles within the same platform.
The intention of this prototype vehicle is to show GKN’s integration capabilities & system competence. The benefits of torque vectoring and sailing can be felt by the driver. New GKN components are tested under real conditions. Additionally, a fair comparison of different drive train configurations ispossible inside one vehicle.
The Mercedes Benz G-Class with Ultimax™ Transfer Case technology by Magna Powertrain.
For more than 35 years the exclusive and stylish face of the Mercedes G-Class hasn’t changed. It truly is a classic in Mercedes’ off-road portfolio with a unique exterior design.
The 2-Speed Ultimax™ Transfer Case from Magna Powertrain guarantees permanent AWD along with best traction in any driving situation.
Discover the Puch Pinzgauer from Steyr at our Off-Road Track.
The Steyr-Puch Pinzgauer is an Austrian military vehicle from the 70´s.
It was developed as a successor to the Steyr-Puch Haflinger and is a SUV for heaviest terrain.
Outstanding offroad performance: Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Magna Powertrain's Ultimax Transfer Case
The Ultimax 2speed Transfer Case is a fully active system that enables clearly differentiable drive modes (e.g. Auto, Rock, Sand, ...) and allows optimization of both on- and off-road driving. When driving on-road, a driver selectable 2WD mode allows for best fuel efficiency. Under off-road conditions, the locking function of the muli-plate wet clutch ensures excellent traction in extreme driving situations.
The GKN Twin AWD System is the next evolutionary step of standard AWD hang-on systems. By exchanging the differential with a second clutch the system replaces the drawbacks of an open differential with the advantages of active limited slip functionality in one compact unit design. Within the 2 clutch layout and hydraulic actuation it can easily be upgraded to the TWINSTER® performance version by adding two valves only. GKN Twin AWD and Twinster easily support OEM’s variable demands of different vehicles within the same platform.
Audi Q5 48V Technology Demonstrator
Magna Powertrain's 48V Technology Demonstrator includes a cost efficient 48V ePower Split unit to support P3 hybrid architectures. The highly integrated system consists of a 48 Volt motor / powertrain generator with single-speed power mechanics and a decoupling unit.
The system supports boosting, regeneration, congestion driving and sail mode coasting.
KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
• Regeneration - Recuperation of kinetic energy during Coasting and Braking
• Boosting during Launch and Acceleration
• Enables Sailing at low speeds
• Torque Vectoring
• Shift mechanism between Operating Modes
Photos and Videos
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