Business news : Fallbrook Technologies, Inventor of NuVinci® Continuously Variable Planetary Technology, to Attend CTI Symposium in Berlin, December 2-5, 2013

New class of CVT Drives Transmissions from Using Gears to Spheres™

CEDAR PARK, Texas--Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook) announced today that Alain Charlois, Fallbrook’s Executive Vice President of Corporate and Business Development, will be holding licensing discussions at the CTI Symposium December 2-5, in Berlin, Germany. 

The 12th International CTI Symposium in Berlin is described by its sponsor, the Car Training Institute, as "the world's most visited annual conference on Automotive Transmission and Hybrid & Electric Drive Technology." Approximately 1,000 attendees listen to key experts in plenary sessions and select from more than 70 technical presentations in 10 parallel sessions.

In 2012, Fallbrook licensed three Tier 1 manufacturers to develop and use the NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology in primary transmissions for several types of powered vehicles. One of these companies, Dana Holding Corporation – the world exclusive licensee for light vehicle and certain off-highway powertrain applications – will be presenting a paper at the CTI Symposium about their new Variglide™ variator for vehicle transmissions that incorporates the technology licensed from Fallbrook.

While at the symposium, Charlois will be holding meetings in regard to future licenses of the NuVinci CVP technology in other potential vehicular powertrain applications, such as accessory or auxiliary components, belt-driven stop/start components, turbochargers, superchargers, and super-turbo compounding components.

Invented by Fallbrook, the NuVinci CVP technology drives transmissions from Gears to Spheres™ and creates a new class of continuously variable transmission (CVT). It is the first major innovation in mechanical transmissions in years and is applicable to a wide variety of applications. First commercialized in bicycles and now in its second generation as the NuVinci® N360™, NuVinci has exceeded sales of 100,000 units worldwide, and is now a standard component on more than 60 major bicycle brands throughout Europe. It has received accolades from well-known news publications across Northern Europe.

“Augmenting its success in the bicycle industry, Fallbrook has developed functioning prototypes for use in a wide variety of automotive accessory drive applications,” commented Charlois. “These applications include superchargers; engine ancillaries such as fan drives, pumps, and start-stops; and industrial applications where a NuVinci CVP can replace planetary gear sets.”

Dana will be presenting its paper on 3 Dec at 14.45 CET. For more information please visit http://www.getriebe-symposium.de

For more information on the NuVinci technology, visit www.fallbrooktech.com.
About Fallbrook Technologies

Fallbrook’s NuVinci® continuously variable planetary (CVP) technology improves the performance and efficiency of machines that use a transmission, including bicycles, electric vehicles, automobiles, off-highway vehicles, stationary equipment, wind turbines, and others. The NuVinci technology offers companies the flexibility to design and produce next-generation products that are better tailored to their unique business, market, and competitive requirements. The N360™ continuously variable bicycle transmission and the Harmony™ automatic shifting system utilizing the N360 are Fallbrook’s current commercially available products. Fallbrook’s NuVinci CVP technology is also being developed for commercialization in other vehicle classes, as major automotive transmission suppliers have licensed NuVinci technology for the development of automotive class drivetrains, and another market-leading supplier has licensed the technology and is developing NuVinci CVP transmissions for electric and gasoline light vehicle applications. NuVinci CVP technology can be configured to replace multiple planetary gears, providing dramatic performance improvement in a smaller package and at a lower cost. Fallbrook has built an extensive portfolio of over 600 patents and patent applications worldwide.

For more information, visit http://www.fallbrooktech.com.

Fallbrook North America
Cori McCormick / Director of Marketing, Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
Tel: +1 512 519-5344 / cmccormick@fallbrooktech.com
Fallbrook Europe
Jens Weller / Tel: +49 711 351 640 93
jens.weller@inmotionmar.com / www.inmotionmar.com

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