Transmissions

Jatco CEO seeks global transmission title

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

Jatco's new president aims to propel his company past Japanese rival Aisin AW to become the world's largest supplier of automatic transmissions by 2020, by rapidly broadening its customer base beyond Nissan....
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FCA transmission fix focuses on snap ring

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 2, 2015

The software in over half of the troubled 9-speed automatic transmissions has been reflashed in Jeep Cherokees and Chrysler 200s, though complaints continue to grow. Some Cherokees have already been bought back by the automaker....
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Daimler will upgrade key German plant for fuel-efficient engines, fuel cells

March 18, 2015 22:23 CET

Daimler will invest billions of euros to modernize its powertrain factory in Untertuerkheim, near Stuttgart. The plant will become a center of competence for fuel-efficient engines, hybrid drivertrains and the production of fuel cell systems....
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Continental increases microcontroller output in China

Feb. 24, 2015 12:45 CET

Continental says it has launched production of transmission control units on a second line at its plant in Tianjin, China. The German supplier's transmission division entered China in 1998. Aside from its factory in Tianjin, the unit has an r&d center in Shanghai....
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Another fix for Jeep's troubled 9-speed

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015

Fiat Chrysler executives say they are straightening out software problems with the automaker's nine-speed automatic transmission, but nagging issues persist. Consumer complaints about the 2014 Jeep Cherokee describe hard shifts, lunging, unexpected disengagement of the transmission or repeated illumination of malfunction lights....
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Tax deal sets up Chrysler to churn out more 8-speeds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Chrysler Group plans to expand production of its eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmissions by investing $266 million in its massive Kokomo, Ind., transmission complex....
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Ford-Getrag JV names new COO

Dec. 12, 2014 06:01 CET

Getrag Ford Transmissions, a joint venture between the U.S. automaker and the German supplier, has named Sue Slaughter as its chief operating officer. Getrag also appointed a new Asia boss....
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Chrysler poised to invest $266M to expand 8-speed transmission production

11:35 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Chrysler Group plans to invest $266 million into its massive Kokomo Transmission complex in Indiana to expand production of its eight-speed rear-wheel-drive transmission. On Monday night, elected officials in Kokomo unanimously approved a request by Chrysler for a 10-year tax abatement for the project, local media reported....
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Ford considers CVTs as way to improve fuel economy

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014

Ford is considering giving the continuously variable transmission another spin. "We've had some experience with CVTs and it wasn't all good," said Raj Nair, Ford's global product development chief, during a media event here. "They are getting better. And we are taking another look."...
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ZF CEO: We're not chasing 10-speeds

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2014

ZF Friedrichshafen AG will not follow rivals in pushing for 10-speed transmissions. the German supplier will stop at 9-speed transmissions, says CEO Stefan Sommer....
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VW boosts dual-clutch output in China

Nov. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

VW has boosted production of its dual-clutch transmission at a second plant in China. The plant, in the northern city of Tianjin, will build up to 450,000 units of VW's so-called DSG gearbox annually, with output rising to 1.2 million units by 2016, VW said....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why the stick shift's days may be numbered

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2014

Two cars I have test driven recently finally convinced me the good old-fashioned manual transmission will soon be dead....
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Getrag, Dongfeng form dual clutch transmissions JV in China

Oct. 20, 2014 10:54 CET

Germany's Getrag formed a joint venture with Dongfeng to develop and produce dual clutch transmissions in China. The joint venture will start manufacturing transmissions for compact cars in 2016 at a factory in Wuhan....
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After 4 Fit Hybrid recalls, Honda adds another r&d gate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2014

Burned by four recalls of its redesigned Fit Hybrid in just nine months, Honda Motor Co. is overhauling its r&d process to intercept problems better....
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ZF says TRW takeover creates supplier ready for self-driving age

Sept. 16, 2014 14:19 CET

ZF wants to purchase TRW to create a global supplier ready for an age of self-driving cars. "The major motivation for this transaction is technology driven, in the field of electromobility and ... autonomous driving," ZF CEO Stefan Sommer said....
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Bosch benefits from ZF's bid to buy TRW

Sept. 16, 2014 12:45 CET

Robert Bosch is an unexpected beneficiary of ZF's plans to purchase TRW. Bosch is poised to take full control of a steering joint venture it co-founded with ZF that makes systems that are key to creating driverless cars....
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GM 8-speed likely to get wide use

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 30, 2014

The eight-speed automatic transmission that will soon debut in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette is expected to get broad use in General Motors trucks and luxury cars in coming years....
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Transmission parts supplier to invest $42 million in Mich. plant

3:21 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2014

Transform Automotive is expanding in Michigan after landing a new contract to build transmissions parts. The machined, metal-stamped and laser-welded parts supplier plans to invest nearly $42 million to lease and build out a new manufacturing plant in Shelby Township, Mich., a suburb east of Detroit....
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2015 Corvette will get 29 mpg highway, GM says

8:00 am U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2014

An 8-speed automatic transmission debuting in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette boosts fuel economy by 3.5 percent over the six-speed it replaces and gives the General Motors long-running sports car an EPA highway rating of 29 mpg, its highest rating ever....
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ZF talks for TRW said to hinge on Bosch JV exit

Aug. 15, 2014 10:25 CET

ZF's ambitions to takeover TRW and become the world's No. 2 supplier are being held up by negotiations to exit a steering-systems joint venture with Robert Bosch, according to people familiar with the matter....
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KEITH CRAIN

You ain't seen nothing yet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11, 2014

With car shows filling the calendar across the country, it's a good time to contemplate your favorite car from the 1960s or 1970s....
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Hybrid technology helps fuel transmission transformation

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2014

Transmission manufacturers such as ZF Friedrichshafen AG are adapting their transmissions for use in plug-in hybrid vehicles by replacing the torque converter with an electric motor....
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After investment, Aisin eyes N.A. profit surge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

After scrambling to improve its North American manufacturing base, Japanese supplier Aisin Seiki Co. targets a dramatic improvement of profit margin in the region. But its biggest challenge remains finding high-quality American subsuppliers....
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INTERACTIVE

Volkswagen, Renault are Europe's engine plant leaders

Aug. 1, 2014 06:01 CET

Automotive News Europe's Guide to Powertrains shows the 83 locations where 19 automakers and suppliers produce the engines and transmissions that help drive the auto industry in Europe....
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Silverado, Sierra, Yukon Denali with V-8 to feature new 8-speed transmission

1:57 pm U.S. ET | July 18, 2014

A new eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard on some 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GMC Yukon Denali/Yukon XL Denali models with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V-8 engine, GM said today....
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