Berlin, Germany. More than ever, the development of transmissions and drivetrains is being shaped by the trends of electrification, connectivity and automation. The focus rests on significantly increasing driving efficiency and comfort while reducing emissions, and on providing a brand-appropriate driving experience – as well as on ‘ongoing demands’ in terms of costs, package, weight and modularity. The planned introduction of regulations to measure Real Driving Emissions (RDE) in 2017 will heighten the technical challenges these criteria involve. The only way to meet the ambitious targets is by intelligent, effective transmission and powertrain integration. These and other topics will be front and center during the CTI Symposium Berlin 2016.