Posts Tagged ‘transmission’

Antonov Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Landai

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

The Company is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of negotiations to secure a partner for its manufacturing joint venture (“JV”) in China with the signing of an agreement to form a Joint Venture with Chong Qing Landai Industries Co., Ltd. (“Landai”).

Under the terms of the agreement the JV will develop Antonov's 6-speed automatic transmission (“TX-6”) for start of production, planned to begin during the course of 2011. The TX-6 will be manufactured in the JV's facilities, which will provide capacity for a minimum 200,000 transmissions per year. The manufacturing plant will be established at Landai's new site in Chong Qing, reducing the level of investment originally anticipated. Consequently, additional funding will be available to focus on accelerating the development program to achieve production at the earliest possible date. (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…)

MMC and Harbin China Powertrain JV Sign AT Licensing Agreement

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Tokyo — Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today signed a technology licensing agreement with its powertrain JV enterprise in China Harbin Dongan Automotive Engine Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (DAE) covering production of 4- and 5-speed automatic transmissions.

DAE began construction work on a new factory in March this year with a view to commence production in April 2010. Plans call for the new facility to have an annual production capacity of 150,000 units and to produce 50,000 units in its first year of operation. Production capacity will be raised to meet future increases in demand.

MMC made a 15.3 percent equity investment in DAE on its establishment in 1998 and has to date provided engineering and technical assistance covering the production of engines (more…)

Volvo Cars Launches Powershift — Two Transmissions in One

Friday, January 11th, 2008
Powershift gearbox
Volvo Car

Two-liter turbodiesel versions of the Volvo C30, S40 and V50 are now also available with a fully-automatic transmission. This new Powershift transmission is a six-speed unit. It features twin wet clutches that provide gearchanging comfort on a par with that of a fully-automatic transmission, yet with the performance one expects of a manual gearbox. What is more, it significantly cuts fuel consumption compared with a conventional automatic transmission.

The Powershift transmission has been developed by Volvo Cars in cooperation with its transmission partner . Powershift operates in principle as two parallel manual gearboxes. (more…)

More Details of M 20/32 6-speed Provided by Fiat-GM Powertrain

Friday, November 22nd, 2002

Vienna, Austria — Earlier this month Opel Austria Powertrain GmbH revealed further details of production plans for its new 6-speed manual transmission developed by Fiat-GM Powertrain. Sixty variants will ultimately be produced for the most important model series of the Fiat, Opel, Alfa Romeo, Vauxhall and Saab brands. Construction of the new M 20/32 will take the place of the current F13 gearbox on 42,000 square meters adjacent to continuing production of the F17 gearbox (480,000 units in 2002).

The last F13 gearbox leaves Aspern just-in-time at the end of November 2002. In December the dismantling of the system begins and should be final by March 2003. (more…)