Manual transmissions

GKN ETM system

GKN driveline equips fastest Jaguar road-going saloon ever

Long-term GKN Driveline customer, Jaguar has revealed its fastest saloon to date. The new 542 bhp car, called the XFR-S which is first to go on sale in the UK in May 2013, is fitted with propshafts, sideshafts and to add dynamic refinement to the new 186 mph (300 kph) saloon, an Electronic Torque Manager […]

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PK4 gearbox

Introduction to manual transmission technologies

Transmissions type overview We can define 2 main types of transmissions, the manual transmission (MT) and automatic transmission (AT). The automatic transmission type is then divided in 4 sub-groups: Classic AT, with epicyclical gear trains (no loss of traction during gearshift) Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), with conical pulleys and pushed belt (infinity of gear ratios between

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Neutral gear position sensor

Innovative detector of neutral gear position

The electrification of drive trains based on internal combustion engines, engine start stop (ESS), hybridization and automation are placing new requirements on manual transmissions. Whereas the first engine start-stop systems are still based on traditional components, advanced generations of these systems will increasingly be integrated in the flow of information of vehicles thereby creating significant

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Spicer application for ipad

Dana Launches Spicer™ iPad Application for Aftermarket Customers

Dana Holding Corporation has developed its first iPad application, Spicer™ for iPad, to provide its aftermarket customers with convenient access to key product and service information. The free Spicer™ app is now available for download and features calculators, a literature library, and an easy-to-use graphic interface.  A driveline angle calculator helps customers determine the appropriate driveline angle in order to ensure

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Electronically Controlled 4WD Mechanism

The Mitsubishi 4-Wheel Drive System

Electronically Controlled 4WD The electronically controlled 4WD system comes in three modes which can be chosen according to the driver’s preferences and the driving conditions. The front and rear torque distribution mechanism uses electronically controlled coupling to distribute the torque between the front and rear wheels appropriately at all times with feedforward control, based on

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