2Polymer hydraulic gear shift actuator
FTE automotive GmbH
2015 - PACE Award Winner
What: Lightweight gear shifter for Audi
Innovation: The polymer actuator, mainly for double-clutch transmissions, uses hydraulic pressure to shift gears. With high-tech plastics, the module is 35 percent lighter than comparable units that use steel and aluminum. Using polymer facilitates molding-in cavities for sensors and connectors. That's not feasible with machined aluminum.
First Customer: Audi, June 2014
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