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Volvo's I-Shift Dual Clutch

The two Volvo I-Shifts are similar mechanically, but to the driver they operate much differently.

Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks, and HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand was on hand to try them out. Photos by Sven-Erik Lindstrand and Volvo Trucks.

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Tags: Volvo Trucks, Transmissions, Global, Volvo I-Shift, Automated Manual Transmissions

Test Drive: Detroit’s Smooth Self-Shifter

HDT's Editor Tom Berg recently took a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution equipped with a Detroit DD13 diesel and smooth DT12 automated mechanical transmission out for a spin. Check out the photos, and click here for a link to read about the test drive.

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Tags: Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Test Drive, Transmissions

Building Daimler's New Automated Transmission

Double gears that will go in the DT 12 automated manual transmission.

Daimler Trucks shows off production of its new Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission, currently produced in Gaggenau, Germany, to members of the trucking press. Assembly is set to be transferred to Detroit's Redford, Mich., headquarters in 2015. They will at first be available exclusively in the Freightliner Cascadia model equipped with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine. Photos by Evan Lockridge. Read more here.

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Tags: Daimler Trucks, Transmissions

Volvo Trucks at MATS 2013

At the core of the new VNX heavy-haul and vocational tractor is a Volvo integrated powertrain featuring a newly introduced D16 engine with 600 horsepower, 2,050 pounds-feet of torque and I-Shift automated manual transmission.

Volvo made news at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show by making its automated I-Shift transmission standard on trucks with Volvo engines and by making good on its promise to go more aggressively after the vocational market with a new heavy-haul model, among other announcements.

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Tags: Volvo, Vocational, Transmissions, Suspensions, Mid-America Trucking Show

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