15 Facts About Automotive transmission


Propulsion Automotive transmission is the mode of transmitting and controlling propulsion power of a machine.

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The term Automotive transmission properly refers to the whole drivetrain, including clutch, gearbox, prop shaft, differential, and final drive shafts.

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The Automotive transmission reduces the higher engine speed to the slower wheel speed, increasing torque in the process.

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The most common use is in motor vehicles, where the Automotive transmission adapts the output of the internal combustion engine to the drive wheels.

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In motor vehicles, the Automotive transmission generally is connected to the engine crankshaft via a flywheel or clutch or fluid coupling, partly because internal combustion engines cannot run below a particular speed.

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The output of the Automotive transmission is transmitted via the driveshaft to one or more differentials, which drive the wheels.

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Need for a Automotive transmission in an automobile is a consequence of the characteristics of the internal combustion engine.

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Front-wheel-drive vehicles generally have the engine and Automotive transmission mounted transversely, the differential being part of the Automotive transmission assembly.

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The non-synchronous Automotive transmission type requires an understanding of gear range, torque, engine power, and multi-functional clutch and shifter functions.

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For instance, in drag racing, the automatic Automotive transmission allows the car to stop with the engine at a high rpm to allow for a very quick launch when the brakes are released.

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Continuously variable Automotive transmission is a Automotive transmission in which the ratio of the rotational speeds of two shafts, as the input shaft and output shaft of a vehicle or other machine, can be varied continuously within a given range, providing an infinite number of possible ratios.

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The Automotive transmission is, in theory, capable of better user experience, without the rise and fall in the speed of an engine, and the jerk felt when changing gears poorly.

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Dual-clutch Automotive transmission is a type of multi-speed vehicle Automotive transmission system, that uses two separate clutches for odd and even gear sets.

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Dual-clutch Automotive transmission uses two sets of internals, each with its own clutch, so that a "gearchange" actually only consists of one clutch engaging as the other disengages—providing a supposedly "seamless" shift with no break in power Automotive transmission.

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An arrangement for motor-vehicle Automotive transmission was probably used on the Ferguson F-1 P99 racing car in about 1961.

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