Garrett spotlights next-gen electrification and connectivity
VIENNA, Austria, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Garrett Motion Inc. (Nasdaq: GTX)a leading provider of differentiated automotive technologies, will showcase cutting-edge electric supercharging technologies at the show Vienna Automotive Symposium as the automotive industry accelerates towards safer, more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.
The technology portfolio in Vienna showcases Garrett’s in-house capabilities to design and manufacture highly sophisticated and differentiated technologies, leveraging advanced mechanical, electrical and power electronics expertise. Exhibit Includes Award-Winning E-Turbo and Advanced E-Compressor for Mild and Full Hybrids, and First-Ever Public Demonstration of Garrett’s Next-Generation Modular Compressor for 400-Volt Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles .
“Automotive manufacturers around the world are taking a keen interest in our electric and software supercharging technologies. Over the past several years, we have invested heavily in our teams, design labs and manufacturing facilities to further expand our expertise in electrification and software,” said Craig Balis, Senior Vice President and Garrett’s chief technology officer. “Our ever-growing range of in-house capabilities in high-speed motors, high-power-density motors and motor control software enable us to create advanced differentiated technologies for electrified powertrains and connected vehicles. For example, we have accelerated the development of our fuel cell compressor range, with several second generation launches planned throughout 2022, while our third generation E-Compressor is strongly positioned to support growth. anticipated rapid world of hybrid vehicles.
Garrett’s highly engineered E-Boosting products improve the performance of all powertrains while delivering fuel economy and reducing emissions in hybrid vehicles to help automakers meet stringent environmental regulations. At the same time, the company’s advances in automotive software solutions are adding value to the growing connected vehicle market through proprietary tools for predictive maintenance and diagnostics, cybersecurity and advanced controls.
In Vienna, Garrett will highlight technological innovations in turbochargers, electrification and connected vehicle software:
Fuel cell e-compressor: Garrett’s second-generation electronic compressor for hydrogen passenger and utility vehicles provides the necessary airflow in the fuel cell. The company’s new modular fuel cell compressor operates above industry standard speeds of up to 150,000 rpm, improving efficiency and in a more compact package. The technology can be configured with an optional turbine expander, providing a 20% reduction in electrical energy consumption compared to non-turbine systems, reducing hydrogen consumption and increasing range.
48 volt and 400 volt electric turbo (E-Turbo): Garrett’s award-winning 48-Volt and 400-Volt E-Turbo technology integrates a high-speed electric motor directly onto the turbo shaft to provide electrically-assisted boost for mild and full hybrid vehicles focused on meeting emissions targets EU7 and fuel economy challenges. The complex engine system with power electronics spins at over 200,000 rpm and dramatically improves transient response from idle across the entire engine speed range. Rooted in Formula 1® technology and transferable to mass production, Garrett’s E-Turbo also provides energy harvesting to the vehicle’s electrical system. The 48-volt E-Turbo is currently in production and will be launched with a global automaker later this year.
Electric compressor (E-compressor): Garrett’s next-generation E-Compressor electrifies the supercharging system in combination with a turbocharger. The result of advances in Garrett’s electric capabilities, the E-Compressor is smaller and lighter than previous generations while delivering greater power and faster response with optimized fuel economy and reduced emissions. The technology supports 48-volt systems on mild hybrids and 300-400-volt systems on plug-in hybrids, further strengthening Garrett’s presence in the rapidly growing market for hybrid passenger vehicles, including SUVs.
Gasoline Variable Nozzle Turbine (VNT) Technology: Garrett’s third-generation VNT technology for CO2-optimized gasoline applications delivers diesel-like fuel economy with impressive power density. VNT turbos control the exhaust flow against the turbine wheel using intake vanes that adjust to match the exact boost requirements of the engine at different speeds. This helps deliver superior CO2 efficiency and improved transient response, especially in modern gasoline engines benefiting from Miller cycle combustion and operating at temperatures up to 1020 degrees Celsius.
Connected Vehicle Software: Garrett has leveraged its expertise in advanced software solutions and close partnerships with its customers to develop a wide range of connected technologies that will be on display during the Symposium.
Energy management: Garrett is accelerating the transition from fuel to electric by applying Pattern Predictive Control (MPC) systems to optimize system performance and efficiency. MPC uses a physics-based model to create a mathematical representation of major transmission systems. This output is calibrated and integrated into the vehicle’s electronic control units (ECUs) to optimize real-time performance that is robust to real-world conditions. MPC supports complex multivariable system control, automates calibration, and enables connected vehicle predictive capability across all powertrains.
Vehicle cybersecurity solutions: Garrett’s cybersecurity solutions address significant safety and security challenges facing the automotive industry due to the increasing complexity and connectivity of vehicles. The company’s systems can protect against onboard intrusions, protect multi-vehicle networks (can, ethernet), identify traffic anomalies, analyze cyber alerts and drive action-oriented corrective measures. This helps customers and partners comply with regulations, manage on-board resource constraints, identify root causes of attacks, and defend against emerging and evolving threats. As a result, Garrett’s proven automotive cybersecurity expertise is recognized by major automotive OEMs.
To learn more about Garrett’s technologies on display, please visit the company’s stand in the Gartensaal display area.
About Garrett Motion Inc.
Garrett Motion is a differentiated technology leader, serving customers worldwide for more than 65 years with passenger vehicle, utility vehicle, aftermarket replacement and performance enhancement solutions. Garrett’s advanced technology enables vehicles to become safer, more connected, efficient and environmentally friendly. Our portfolio of turbocharging, electric supercharging and automotive software solutions enable the transportation industry to redefine and advance motion. For more information, visit www.garrettmotion.com.
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