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    Report: Professor uses algorithms to put a hypermiler in your cruise control
    Let math improve your MPG 1402516500

    The next time the hypermiler in front of you stops you from catching that next green light, take heart. One day, it won't be the driver's fault. There will be algorithms involved. But you migh still be aggravated for not making that light. Hermann Koch-Groeber, a professor at Germany's ...

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    Frankfurt: Getrag reveals two-speed, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles

    German transmission specialist Getrag used the floor of the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show to reveal its groundbreaking, dual-clutch transmission for electric-drive vehicles. Dubbed 2eDCT600, Getrag's two-speed unit is supposedly ideal for pure electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and range-extended ...

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    Getrag wants to get into the range extender business

    Getrag Range Extender – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When most people think of Getrag, visions of transmissions commonly pop into mind. However, with vehicle electrification increasingly becoming a reality, the transmission business will inevitably change and Getrag wants to be ...

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    Without Getrag DCT, Chrysler will stick with conventional 6 speed automatic

    Now that Chrysler's deal to build dual clutch transmissions in a joint venture with Getrag is officially kaput, the company will stick with its existing 6-speed automatic for now. In early 2007, Chrysler announced the deal with Getrag to supply up to 700,000 transmissions a year that could cut fuel ...

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    Chrysler won't be getting dual clutch transmissions from Getrag

    Chrysler's plans to start equipping some of its vehicles with dual clutch transmissions later next year has just hit a major hitch. its deal to build a joint venture transmissions plant with Getrag is now dead. A week after suing the transmission supplier for its failure to raise the necessary cash ...

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    Dual Clutch Powershift gearbox cuts Volvo fuel consumption 8%

    Volvo is now offering a Getrag Powershift dual clutch transmission in its smaller cars - the C30, S40 and V50. The new gearbox is paired up with a 2.0L four cylinder turbodiesel. Volvo is using a six-speed wet clutch unit with a torque capacity of 332lb-ft. The diesel engine is rated at 136hp and ...

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    Getrag developing hybridized dual clutch transmission

    Getrag has partnered with Bosch to develop a further enhancement of their PowerShift dual clutch transmissions. At the Frankfurt Motor Show last week they announced a hybrid DCT that mates an electric motor/generator to the side of the transmission. The motor is mounted parallel to the transmission ...

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    Getrag dual clutch gearboxes could hit 2 million a year by 2014!

    The burgeoning interest in dual clutch gearboxes should be big business for Getrag over the next few years. Because a dual clutch transmission (DCT) combines the greater efficiency of a manual with full automatic shift capability they are being installed in more vehicles all the time. The first ...

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    Bosch wants to take advantage of growing demand for hybrids

    Automotive supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is hoping to grab a significant chunk of new business over the next decade as hybrids and diesels take up a bigger share of the automotive market. Bosch is forecasting that hybrids will take four percent of the North American market and nine percent of the ...

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    European spec Dodge Journey to get dual clutch gearbox with diesel

    click above image to view high-res gallery of 2009 Dodge JourneyWhen Chrysler announced the new Dodge Journey cross-over early last week, we skipped over it hear here on ABG. However a second look at the specs revealed something of interest, at least to non-American drivers. While the home market ...


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