Four Points by Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel. Ann Arbor, MI. This event, organized by the German Car Training Institute (CTI), focuses on the latest technical innovations in automotive transmissions, hybrid and alternative drive trains with experts and suppliers from the United States, Asia and Europe. This year's focus will also address improving efficiency of today's drive trains. The symposium will examine current debates on economics, politics and the environment. Topics will be examined from the perspective of technology, customers and the context of market success. CTI aims to emphasize the potential of development tools in light of the financial crisis.