Automated Manual Transmissions

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September 7, 2016

Hill Climbing's Easy for mDrive and 'Downsped' MP8 Diesel

The Pinnacle-pulled rig weighed close to 80,000 pounds. So how did it pull the hills at such low engine speeds? With 1,860 lb-ft of torque, and with no more speed loss than one would find with higher revving engines.

August 22, 2016

Driving Volvo's I-Shift with Crawler Gears

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s fingertips – or thumb tip, actually.

July 5, 2016

Using Crawler Gears on Volvo's I-Shift Transmission [Video]

Volvo’s new Crawler Gears option for the I-Shift automated manual transmission puts one or two extra-low ratios at the driver’s finger tips – or thumb tip, actually. This is especially useful for vocational trucks like dumpers and mixers. Volvo’s Wade Long explains how to choose the lower gears using the shift selector.

May 16, 2016

4 Trends Driving Vocational Truck Design

An explosion of new technology has added an unprecedented range of choices that are changing the way vocational fleets spec and work their trucks.

May 9, 2016

Mack mDrive 13-Speed Standard on Granites

An extra crawler gear aids startability on upgrades, while a 14-speed version allows very slow creeping.

April 22, 2016

Mack: New Powertrain Products Save Fuel, Cut Emissions

Mack Trucks picked Earth Day in Austin, Texas – said to be one of the country’s most “green” cities – to announce its 2017-model powertrain products, designed to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions.

April 21, 2016

The Trend to Self Shifting Continues

Fuel economy and ease of driving push customers into buying automatic or automated products.

April 8, 2016

Volvo’s I-See Memorizes Roads to Save Fuel 

As a truck travels a route for the first time, I-See records the topography of the route, storing up to 4,500 hills in its memory. The next time the vehicle travels that route, I-See will recognize it and tell the Volvo I-Shift to choose the best gear.

March 22, 2016

Volvo Refines 2017 Engines, Adds Crawler-Gear Option for I-Shift

Engines will include refined D11 and D13 diesels and a previously improved D16. A turbo compounded D13 TC will have a second turbocharger linked to the crankshaft, adding as much as 50 hp and 4% in fuel economy.

March 4, 2016

Eaton's Procision Transmission Wins 2016 TWNA Technical Achievement Award

Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch automatic transmission has won the 2016 Technical Achievement Award from the Truck Writers of North America.

March 2, 2016

Mack Adds Automated Manual Transmissions for Vocational Use

Mack Trucks released 13- and 14-speed versions of its Mack mDrive HD automated manual transmission to better suit certain vocational and on-highway applications.

February 23, 2016

Test Drive: Making Low-Speed Maneuvers Easier With UltraShift Plus

For years Eaton has been improving its UltraShift Plus series to make the heavy-duty automated manual transmissions do more things and do them better. Blended Pedal, Urge to Move features make Eaton automated gearboxes more useful.

February 2, 2016

Eaton Expands AMT Line for Vocational Use

Eaton has expanded coverage of its Fuller Advantage series of automated overdrive transmissions to include use in vocational applications, offering features that improve vehicle control and other capabilities.

November 20, 2015

Daimler Trucks to Bring New Detroit Medium-Duty Engine Line to U.S.

Daimler Trucks Friday announced a $375 million investment to enable production of the new DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines at Detroit’s Redford, Mich., plant, and officially launched production of the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.

October 2, 2015

Focus On ... Automated & Automatic Transmissions, Part 1 [VIDEO]

Senior Editor Tom Berg offers his impressions of the driving characteristics of automated manual transmissions vs. automatic transmissions at an event at Allison Transmission's demonstration track in Indianapolis. First up: Eaton's AMT.

September 22, 2015

Eaton Adds Low-Speed Enhancements to Transmissions

Eaton has added two optional features to the company’s UltraShift Plus and Fuller Advantage automated manual transmissions designed to enhance low-speed maneuverability.

August 21, 2015

QuickSpin: Mack's mDrive HD

What’s better than an mDrive automated manual transmission if you’re running Mack dump or mixer trucks? An mDrive HD, for (extra) heavy duty, the company says. Senior Editor Tom Berg's driving impressions.

July 28, 2015

Eaton Dual-Clutch Transmission Coming to DuraStar

The Eaton Procision line of dual-clutch, automated-manual transmissions will be available on International DuraStar medium-duty trucks in late 2015.

July 14, 2015

C.R. England Rewards Drivers With Western Star Trucks

C.R. England is adding nearly 200 Western Star 5700 XE tractors to its fleet over the next few months, with tenured solo and team drivers and million miler drivers receiving the trucks first.

May 25, 2015

The Automated Revolution is Real

After 20 years on the fringes of the heavy-duty transmission world, the switch from sticks to semiconductors may be reaching the tipping point.

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