Dr. Rolf Gall 担任采埃孚集团（全球汽车行业的合作伙伴和零配件供应商）上海工程技术中心主任。加入采埃孚集团之前，他先后在不同国家的四个不同的行业领域从事过研发工作。
Dr. Rolf Gall is Head of the Shanghai Engineering Center of the German Automotive supplier ZF. Before joining ZF, he hadworked for more than twenty years in R&D in four different industries on three different continents.
In November 2004, Dr. Gall, joined ZF and is charged with the responsibility to build-up the ZF Engineering Center in Shanghai.
Dr. Gall got his Master's degree and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The University of the German Armed Forces in Hamburg, Germany.
He published several technical papers on Tire Analysis and Modal Analysis
Currently, almost 80% of all passenger cars manufactured worldwide are built as a front-transverse driveline design. As production figures are increasing steadily, it is expected that this percentage will even rise over the next few years, since the market growth is the result of preference for compact vehicles, particularly in emerging markets.
Within the scope of a study, miscellaneous variants of planetary and dual clutch transmissions were compared.
Both dual clutch transmissions as well as planetary transmissions with torque converters have a strong presence among future requirements for use in vehicles powered by transverse engines. Planetary transmissions have distinct advantages compared to dual clutch transmissions in terms of installation space, and especially in view of costs. In terms of consumption, they only have minor drawbacks compared with electrically actuated dual clutch transmissions, although this is compensated by their starting and acceleration dynamics, due to the torque multiplication functionality of the torque converter.