Posts Tagged ‘DCT’

GM and SAIC Motor Announce Powertrain Co-Development

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
© GM Co.

Shanghai, China — General Motors Co. and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. (SAIC Motor) are expanding their partnership to develop a new small-displacement gasoline engine family and an advanced transmission.

The agreement, signed today in Shanghai by GM Vice Chairman of Global Product Operations Tom Stephens and SAIC President Chen Hong, represents a significant milestone that expands GM and SAIC's relationship into powertrain development. It's another key step in providing propulsion solutions to build the world's best vehicles.

“The co-development of these new engines and transmissions builds on a strong history of innovation and collaboration between GM and SAIC Motor,” Stephens said. (more…)

At the Upcoming Paris Motor Show
The Ibiza Range Grows with Addition of the CUPRA and ECOMOTIVE

Friday, August 29th, 2008
Nuevo SEAT Ibiza CUPRA

Martorell — Less than six months after its launch, the new Ibiza range has expanded with the arrival of two new versions that combine distinct sports character with the commitment to environmental sustainability. In the first, innovative design and technology join character and exclusivity in the Ibiza CUPRA, a vehicle whose adrenaline rush is provided by the 180 CV 1.4 TSI twin-turbo engine and the 7-speed DSG gearbox with steering wheel shift-paddles. In turn, the attractive ECOMOTIVE version is the most ecological of its segment thanks to its reduced CO2 emissions figure of only 99 g/km. (more…)

New Ricardo Technology Promises Low Cost and Weight, High Fuel-Efficiency Automated Transmissions

Monday, July 28th, 2008
The Ricardo eAMT Demonstrator Vehicle
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As a part of its ambitious program of automotive transmission concept development, Ricardo has unveiled a research prototype vehicle that demonstrates the company's patent pending electromagnetic linear actuation technology. This technology offers a low cost route to robust and highly efficient Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) and dry Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) vehicles, capable of delivering increased fuel economy and lower emissions

The development vehicle unveiled today is based on an Opel Corsa 1.2 L gasoline automated manual transmission in which the control and actuation system of the original Easytronic system has been replaced (more…)

7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission by Porsche and ZF Enters Volume Production

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Northville, MI — The new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission developed by Porsche and ZF is now in volume production. Its first application is the Porsche 911 Carrera. With quick transfer of power and smooth shifting, the ZF 7-speed dual-clutch transmission combines the sporty agility of a manual transmission and the shifting comfort of an automatic transmission — ideal for high-performance sports cars with powerful engines.

The transmission was developed in Germany and is being produced at the Brandenburg, Germany site of ZF's Car Driveline Technology division.

In the dual clutch transmission this performance is possible by connecting two separate transmission shafts to the engine via two parallel powershift clutches. (more…)