Flood Of New Automated Transmission Technologies Imminent

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Europe may have long resisted the automatic gearbox, but new environmental and fuel efficiency legislation combined with major advances in electronics and manufacturing techniques are paving the way for a flood of new automated transmission technologies according to research from industry website just-auto.com.

Automated transmission technologies include high-performance automated manual transmissions (AMTs), dual-clutch transmissions (DCTs), continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) for smaller vehicles and highly innovative new technologies such as Torotrak’s infinitely variable transmission (IVT).

The direct shift gearbox, powershift gearbox, twin-clutch gearbox are just a few of the terms used to describe the dual-clutch gearbox which is growing in significance due to its combination of refinement, efficiency, low cost and driving satisfaction.

The VW Group pioneered DCT and continues to push dual-clutch technology in Europe. BorgWarner played a key role in the development of VW's DSG 6-speed automatic gearbox, which combines the smoothness of a state-of-the-art torque converter with the fuel efficiency of a lighter and cheaper to manufacture 6-speed manual.

Such technologies are drawing greater consumer interest and with electric vehicles still at an embryonic stage, fuel-efficient transmissions such as DCTs and CVTs are likely to enjoy a greater market share, according to just-auto's research.

Further details of just-auto's research report, 'Global market review of OE gearbox clutches – forecasts to 2017' are available by following this link http://www.just-auto.com/market-research/global-market-review-of-oe-gearbox-clutches-forecasts-to-2017_id90226.aspx?lk=pr

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