CARDONE Industries has recently announced the 4-th launch of its popular video contest series for car repair specialists, who will have a great opportunity to demonstrate their workmanship and to compete for a fantastic cash prize ($5,000).

This year, AAPEX 2019, an international exhibition dedicated to the global automotive aftermarket industry, plans to offer to its visitors a variety of training programs, technical videos provided by the participants and overview of the new auto technologies to help car repair specialists to stay up to date with the latest trends in the fast-changing aftermarket.

Punch Powertrain (PP), a major supplier of powertrain and transmission solutions for the auto industry, has chosen Jorge Solis, who previously who held senior positions at Wabco and Valeo, to a position of its new CEO. The job position became vacant last spring when long-term Punch CEO Cor van Otterloo passed away.

A crucial role in operability of CVTs is given to specific fluids (CVTF) used only in variable transmissions. These fluids have great lubricating properties and at the same time they prevent the belt from slipping on the pulleys. The achievement of such an objective is possible thanks to the use of unique packs of additives. But sometimes young drivers of CVT-equipped cars often wonder whether it would be safe to use automatic transmissions fluids (ATF) in their CVTs.

The German company ZF, a major supplier of automatic transmissions and related components, has become the new partner of Mahindra Racing, participating in the Formula E Champioship. Thanks to the joint efforts, ZF experts and tech specialists of Mahindra have already set in motion the development process of under-the-hood components for the 2020/21 season.

ZF has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Martin Fischer, former Hella and BorgWarner (BW) executive, as a new member of the ZF executive board. It is planned that Mr. Fisher will join the board in early November and take the lead in driver assist systems, electronics, active and passive safety, the North and South America regions, and corporate quality.

The German company Zekkert has recently announced expanding the range of its clutch kits. New solutions are intended for such models as Nissan Juke and Nissan Quashqai. According to the company’s press office, now there are 25 new product items available for potential customers.

The most common symptom of the automatic transmission malfunction lies in kicks and jerks during the process of gear shifting. In this article, we will explore the main causes of kicks and jerks in automatic transmissions and give some recommendations on how to deal with such issues.

A well-known car enthusiast Matt Farah has recently proved technical superiority of automatic technologies, showing that it’s real to “clutch kick” with Porsche’s PDK transmission in a 911 GT3 RS.

Motor State Distributing, a major distributor of racing tools and high performance auto parts, has added Bowler Performance Transmissions to its growing vendor product range.

Infiniti and Renault F1 Team have finished the main development stage of their highly-efficient, dual-hybrid powertrain designed for the Infiniti Project Black S prototype.

The FCA’s development center has recently opened an advanced Vehicle Dynamics Simulator (VDS) testing platform. Thanks to the availability of 9 running directions and specific driver calibration, this sophisticated simulator emulates the natural driving behavior.

The leading Chinese car manufacturer Geely gradually strengthens its positions on the international automotive market. This year, the company opened a research center in Frankfurt. In Germany, Geely not only develops its future technologies, but also obtains the main car components. For instance, transmission units are designed by Magna Powertrain.

The Genesis G70 sports sedan is starting its 2-nd model year with several upgrades and an insignificant price rise. Admirers of manually shifted cars are certainly happy to find out that the manual option will be available for the 2020 model, but initially it was planned to include a gear stick variant only for the 2019 model.

Only a few years ago, it was hard to imagine that sports cars would shift from classic manuals to automatic and dual-clutch transmissions. Some fans of classic sports cars are extremely disappointed with this automation trend, but Porsche says that you no longer need a stick to drive a ‘real’ Porsche.



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CARDONE Industries has recently announced the 4-th launch of its popular video contest series for car repair specialists, who will have a great opportunity to demonstrate their workmanship and to compete for a fantastic cash prize ($5,000).

This year, AAPEX 2019, an international exhibition dedicated to the global automotive aftermarket industry, plans to offer to its visitors a variety of training programs, technical videos provided by the participants and overview of the new auto technologies to help car repair specialists to stay up to date with the latest trends in the fast-changing aftermarket.

Punch Powertrain (PP), a major supplier of powertrain and transmission solutions for the auto industry, has chosen Jorge Solis, who previously who held senior positions at Wabco and Valeo, to a position of its new CEO. The job position became vacant last spring when long-term Punch CEO Cor van Otterloo passed away.

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