Schaeffler torque converter technology for automatic transmissions

The popularity of automatic transmissions is on the rise, a trend boosted by the increasing demand for technologies that reduce fuel consumption and emissions, since user-friendly automatic transmissions are now setting the standard in terms of efficiency thanks to new torque converter systems. The iTC torque converter from Schaeffler represents an entirely new generation of

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The all-new 10 speed automatic transmission is the first 10 spee

The 10-speed Hydra-Matic transmission of the 2017 Camaro ZL1

Engineers for the new 10-speed automatic transmission available in the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 built on the experience of previous Hydra-Matic multispeed transmissions to push its performance, refinement and efficiency advantages to a new threshold. The 10-speed is an all-new design – and the first-ever application in a car – with a wider, 7.39 overall gear

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Shengrui 8AT transmission developed with Ricardo

New Shengrui 8AT transmission with stop/start functionality

A new version of the Shengrui 8AT transmission will add stop/start functionality to the capabilities of this highly innovative and award-winning 8-speed automatic transmission, co-developed with Ricardo. Shengrui’s 8AT transmission is the result of a longstanding collaboration with Ricardo. It is already being manufactured at volumes in excess of 8,000 units per month, and is

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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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Bosch Transmission control units

How automatic transmissions are controlled

Compared to manual transmissions, modern automatic transmissions enhance driving comfort and can also save on fuel, which is because they independently determine the point at which the engine runs most efficiently. In series-produced vehicles, there are now up to nine gears to choose from. Modern transmissions are equipped with a great deal of digital intelligence

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BMW X5 M and X6 M

Video of the week: The new BMW X5 M and X6 M

The new BMW X5 M and new BMW X6 M combine the characteristic features of the BMW X family with the commitment to high performance that defines an M car. The latter is highlighted by the cars’ performance figures. Both models complete the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.2 seconds in conjunction with the standard eight-speed M Steptronic transmission. The new

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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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The twinamic automatic transmission is designed as a 3-shaft dual clutch manual transmission

A dual clutch transmission fitted in the new Smart ForTwo

As the first model of the new smart generation, the Smart ForTwo rated at 52 kW/71 hp is now available for ordering with the twinamic dual clutch transmission. This enables gear shifting to be carried out either fully automatically or manually. Manual shifting is possible using the selector lever in a separate gate or by

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Bosch electrical connector range

Electrical connectors design by Bosch

They may generally be small and unassuming, but no car can drive without them. Connectors carry electricity and electrical signals to vehicle components such as the airbag, antilock braking system, or control units. A single German premium car can contain up to 4,000 of these connections; in a compact car, the number is just under

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Climate Concierge system

25 years of Lexus innovation

Lexus is 25 this year. So we have looked for 25 Lexus world firsts. Here they are: The Lexus LS 600h was the world’s first full hybrid V8 at launch in 2010. A ‘Climate Concierge’ system is fitted to the current-generation LS 600h. It is a world-first climate control system which uses infra-red sensors to monitor

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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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