CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION HAS HIGH POWER DENSITY

Engineers at Vadetec Corp. have developed a mechanical continuously variable transmission with power density sufficient for motor vehicle use. The special traction drive transmits power over a speed ratio range from 0 to 1:1. It opens possibilities for new driveline types in piston-engined vehicles, and also for powertrains based on gas turbines, flywheel hybrids, and electric hybrids. Lack of such a transmission has been a major obstacle to development of these alternative-engined vehicles.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 44-47
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 87
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324872
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM