To eliminate one of the most common transmission issues – jerks during gear shifting, an automatic transmission design includes a transmission brake band. The automatic transmission brake band is necessary to block planetary gear elements for a short time. In this article, we will consider the main purpose of the transmission brake band, its design peculiarities, place of installation, and why it is necessary to adjust this element.

The recently released 2020 Corvette C8 is notable for a variety of remarkable technical features, including an advanced 8-speed DCT transmission. Now, we have a great chance to get more insight into peculiarities of this gear shifting solution thanks to a document that specifies desirable fluid for the DCT lubrication.

ATC Drivetrain ("ATC"), a major producer of auto drivetrain elements, has recently announced the start of a joint venture (JV) with Luwote (Zhangjiagang) Power Remanufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. ("Luwote"). The new enterprise will be located in China.

Fans of sports cars usually do not take electric vehicles (EV) seriously due to their usual lack of manual transmissions (in fact, EVs do not need this component at all), but Ford has come up with an interesting idea to change this attitude. The automaker has collaborated with Webasto on a Mustang Lithium project car that combines a powerful e-motor with a six-speed manual transmission from Getrag.

GM has presented a new transmission solution for high-horsepower builds during the SEMA 2019 exhibition. Company’s representatives say that the new 6-speed automatic unit named as SuperMatic 6L80E ensures an impressive performance/efficiency ratio when paired with Chevrolet Performance’s (CP) LS and LSX crate engines.

IHS Markit presented the latest automotive industry trends around the globe and the role of advanced technologies in this process during the AAPEX exhibition.

The era of electric vehicles may come sooner than we expect. The research conducted by Driving.ca brought to light one remarkable fact: more Americans gave preference to EVs over models that come with manual transmissions in the Q3 of this year.

Swindon Powertrain is currently working on a new compact 80kW “crate” e-powertrain that is supposed to simplify the process of electrification for OE manufacturers, who are looking for space-saving and efficient powertrain systems for EV applications.

American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), a major producer of vehicle driveline solutions, has recently announced the launch of a new production facility in Spain. The main task of the new enterprise is to satisfy a growing demand for quality parts from major European automakers. A product portfolio of this facility includes a full range of vibration control and damper solutions.

In June, Ford issued a recall of F-150 trucks related to transmission issues consisting in unexpected downshifts. The recall in June was an extra measure caused by the fact that the solution applied by Ford experts for dealing with the problem in the previous recall (in February) didn’t not produce the expected results. The summer recall has become more efficient and the NHTSA is completely satisfied with the fixes provided by the automaker.

Currently, Nissan is in the final preparation stage before the release of a new Sentra model. In August, the images of the Sentra test mule (including the interior image, which confirmed the presence of a 6-speed manual gearbox) leaked out on the internet. But, a recent report from Cars Direct, which has recently gained access to some official data (order guide) on the upcoming Sentra, implies that the new car intended for the US market won’t have a manual option.

The new Porsche 911 of the 992 Series initially debuted with the 8-speed PDK transmission, but the carmaker recently added a manual option for admirers of classic sports cars. It is said that the 7-speed gear stick will be available on the 2020 Carrera S and Carrera 4S models. Porsche plans that the 1-st 2020 manual Porsche will reach the US customers next spring.

The Super Shift transmission, also known as Twin-Stick, is a manual gear shifting solution designed by Mitsubishi in the late ‘70s. This solution found application on several Mitsubishi models, which were produced mostly in the ‘80s. This unit is notable for some design peculiarities: this 2WD unit has 8 forward gears.

Recently unveiled results of test drives of a midibus that come with Allison’s xFE transmission hardware and FuelSense® 2.0 software have allowed to achieve improved fuel economy. The months-long field tests proved cost-effectiveness of using Allison’s upgrade package in midibuses.

From Oct. 11-13, RAI Amsterdam held its 1-st Asia edition of Rematec, demonstrating latest achievements of the Chinese remanufacturing industry. Co-located with Automotive Aftermarket Guangzhou (AAG), Rematec Asia (RA) presented a great chance for international automotive businesses to get acquainted with the remanufacturing industry in China and consider possibilities of consolidating their positions on the fast-growing Chinese market.



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To eliminate one of the most common transmission issues – jerks during gear shifting, an automatic transmission design includes a transmission brake band. The automatic transmission brake band is necessary to block planetary gear elements for a short time. In this article, we will consider the main purpose of the transmission brake band, its design peculiarities, place of installation, and why it is necessary to adjust this element.

The recently released 2020 Corvette C8 is notable for a variety of remarkable technical features, including an advanced 8-speed DCT transmission. Now, we have a great chance to get more insight into peculiarities of this gear shifting solution thanks to a document that specifies desirable fluid for the DCT lubrication.

ATC Drivetrain ("ATC"), a major producer of auto drivetrain elements, has recently announced the start of a joint venture (JV) with Luwote (Zhangjiagang) Power Remanufacturing Technology Co., Ltd. ("Luwote"). The new enterprise will be located in China.

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