Robotized 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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Mercedes-AMG 2 liter engine

The new Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC

Following a comprehensive upgrade, the Mercedes-AMG A 45 4MATIC opens up a new dimension in vehicle dynamics. With peak output of 280 kW (381 hp) and a maximum torque of 475 Nm, the entry-level model from Mercedes-AMG is the world’s most powerful compact sports model. The revised gear ratios, aerodynamic fine-tuning and the new DYNAMIC

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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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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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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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Getrag 7DCT300

Smart actuation of a dual-clutch transmission

Getrag PowerShift transmissions combine the convenience of an automatic transmission with higher efficiency. One important aspect to meet improved efficiency is a low power demand for automatic actuation. Since 2009, the Getrag 6DCT250 with on-demand clutch and shift actuation has been produced in series. Compared to the first generation, its power consumption has been reduced

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Borgwarner DCT friction material

Borgwarner provides clutch friction technology for Volkswagen’s new hybrid DCT

BorgWarner supplies its wet friction technology for Volkswagen’s new hybrid DQ 400e dual-clutch transmission, launching in the 2014 Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 e-tron. The new transmission for hybrid vehicles with transversely mounted engines employs three clutches (a dual-clutch module plus a disconnecting clutch) to smoothly connect and disconnect the electric engine from the drivetrain.

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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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Eaton UltraShift® PLUS AMT

The first automated transmission paired with a natural gas engine in North America

Power management company Eaton and Cummins Westport, a joint-venture company of Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations, today announced an integrated powertrain package for the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine that will provide customers with the first automated transmission to be paired with a spark-ignited natural gas engine in the North American market. The powertrain

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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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