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automatic transmission

a transmission system in a motor vehicle, usually incorporating a fluid clutch, in which the gears change automatically
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AUTOMATIC transmission has been around in one form or another for nearly a century now.
The top gear total gear ratio is 1.756 and it is 13% higher than current 8-speed automatic transmissions. This contributes to improved efficiency and quietness at highway speeds.
will further increase its six-speed automatic transmission annual production capacity beyond the previously planned 400,000 units, announced in February 2011 and targeted for the end of 2012, to 520,000 units by the summer of 2013.
By switching the source of automatic transmission supply in Malaysia to local production from imports from Japan, the automaker aims to lower transport costs and risk of foreign exchange fluctuations for its vehicle production in the country.
"By leading the dual clutch transmission expansion into the Chinese marketplace, this joint venture will establish BorgWarner's DuaITronic technology as the preferred automatic transmission solution in China," said Tim Manganello, chairman and chief executive officer of BorgWarner.
To manufacture the transmission, which is expected to offer "up to four-percent improvement in fuel economy over traditional four-speed automatic transmissions available in today's four-wheel-drive cars," GM is investing $350 million and Ford is investing $370 million.
The front-wheel drive, five-door Lacetti will come with a choice of 1.4, 1.6 and 1.8 litre engines, with manual and automatic transmissions. Based on the same platform as the Nubira, it will be followed by an estate version.
He started rattling off what makes the trucks today so much safer: antilock brakes, power steering, better mirrors, and automatic transmissions. "That one has 18 speeds, automatic," he said, pointing to a Peterbuilt tractor hooked to a van.
Together with standard anti-lock brakes, a responsive V-6 engine, and one of the world's finest automatic transmissions, the Regal offers numerous features and generous accommodations for $17,960.
Mercedes Benz Nigeria, a subsidiary of Daimler AG (NYSE: DAI), has launched two new trucks, Actros and Arocs, with automatic transmissions.

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