​​​​Manual transmissions

GKN VL3 CV joint

BMW 7 Series uses GKN lightweight sideshafts

GKN Driveline’s new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV Joint) system, which enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4 kg of weight, has been selected by BMW to launch on the all-new 7 Series. GKN’s new VL3 CV joint increases torque capacity by up to 27% with no increase in packaging size. Available

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EQTF ball bearing

NSK’s EQTF ball bearings for transmissions

The EQTF (Extra Quality Tough Ball Bearings For Transmissions) ball bearings that NSK has developed for the new compact, light and fuel-efficient transmission for cars have already proven themselves in Japan and are now set to conquer the European automotive world. The transmission bearings last longer and allow downsizing despite the higher demands. Light, compact and low-friction

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Ford Focus RS 2015 with EcoBoost engine

The 2015 All-wheel drive Ford Focus RS

Ford revealed the all-new Focus RS, a high-performance road car that debuts Ford Performance All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control. The all-new Focus RS is equipped with a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine producing well in excess of 315 horsepower. “The all-new Focus RS is a serious machine with high-performance technology and innovative engineering that

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TORSEN technology

A Friction Control Technology for TORSEN differential

The JTEKT invention regarding “Friction Control Technology for Torque-Sensing limited slip differential” was awarded “Invention Award” at 2014 National Commendation for Invention Award Ceremony, the greatest invention commendation in Japan, hosted by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation. The company received the award for the first time in five years. The award ceremony was held in the

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GKN two speeds eAxle

A two-speed eAxle on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid

GKN, a supplier of automotive driveline components and systems, has produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. The technology has entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. GKN Automotive CEO Andrew Reynolds-Smith said: “GKN’s customers aren’t just looking to make their next car more efficient; they want to create new driving experiences. Our

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6MTT350 gearbox

Optimized manual transmission for the new Mini

Getrag is supplying two new manual transmissions for the third generation of the Mini. They are designed for the new generation of BMW engines which are characterized by higher torque and lower consumption, amongst other things. The transmissions must also meet these increased requirements. Getrag has developed a new generation of products based on the

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HY-VO chain drive by BorgWarner

HY-VO Chain Drives Transfer Cases For Toyota And Lexus

BorgWarner’s next-generation HY-VO® chain drives transfer cases for the Lexus® GX and the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, 4Runner, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser. Specifically engineered to reduce friction, the chain improves efficiency and helps increase fuel economy. BorgWarner produces HY-VO chain for these applications at its facility in Japan. “Using our testing and simulation capabilities, BorgWarner developed the

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Magna International Inc ProActive Rear Drive Module

Mercedes-Benz GLA to be equipped with a Magna AWD System

Magna International Inc. announced that its Magna Powertrain operating unit is supplying an innovative all-wheel-drive (AWD) system for the new Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV as well as the A45 AMG and the CLA. The AWD system, called ProActiveTM Rear Drive Module, is specifically designed as a platform solution for C-segment vehicles and achieves a high level of

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ZF electrification modules

A lightweight electrified drive axle by ZF

ZF has combined several lightweight design and construction solutions in one electric vehicle demonstrator called the Innovation Prototype, which features lightweight axle systems and electric front-wheel drive. The concept makes use of carbon fiber, glass fiber (using advanced production techniques) and aluminum. The prototype is powered by a 120.7 hp (90 kW) electric drive module

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BorgWarner's front cross differential technology

BorgWarner’s new FXD electronic limited slip differential technology

BorgWarner introduces the world’s first electronic limited slip differential designed for the front transaxle of a front-wheel drive (FWD) vehicle on the 2013 Volkswagen Golf GTI with Performance Pack. Known as front cross differential (FXD) technology, the system greatly enhances vehicle traction, handling and stability without sacrificing engine power. Under certain driving conditions, the FXD

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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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