Automated Manual Transmissions

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March 27, 2015

Daimler Trucks Predicting Another Banner Year

The North American truck market continues to heat up, exceeding expectations, said Daimler Trucks North America head Martin Daum in a press briefing at the Mid-America Trucking Show -- and demand for the DT12 automated manual has far exceeded even Daum's optimistic goals.

March 26, 2015

Eaton Expands Advantage Product Line, Adds Coast Mode to AMTs

Eaton now offers is Advantage Series transmission in more configurations to broaden its appear to different long-haul, linehaul and regional markets. The Advantage Series automated models now come with a fuel-saving coast mode to decrease parasitic drag on the drive train when operating on hilly terrain.

March 19, 2015

Volvo Offers Reinforced I-Shift Transmission for Severe Duty

Volvo Trucks North America released a rugged version of the I-Shift automated manual transmission for severe-duty applications. The reinforced I-Shift will be available for order in May on Volvo VHD vocational models.

March 16, 2015

Mack's GuardDog Connect Monitors mDrive Transmissions

Mack Trucks will be using its Mack GuardDog Connect integrated telematics system to monitor critical fault codes for trucks equipped with Mack mDrive automated manual transmissions.

March 9, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Brain and Brawn

The MP8 engine provides the brawn while the engine and transmission controllers manage the power with an eye to fuel efficiency. Check out the video to see how Mack's two power profiles to give fleets the best of both worlds: performance or economy. Check out Part 1 here.  

March 5, 2015

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Small Block, Big Load

Mack's 13-liter MP8 engine may be small in stature, but it's big on performance. It delivers 505 horsepower and 1,860 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to pull 138,000 lbs through the mountains on B.C.'s Vancouver Island. 

March 5, 2015

Heavy-Haul Titan Gains Automated Transmission

The mDrive HD automated manual transmission is now standard on Mack's Titan Heavy-Haul Truck, the truck maker announced at the National Heavy Equipment Show in Ontario, Canada.

February 3, 2015

Mack's 12-Speed mDrive HD Transmission Beefed Up for Vocational Applications

LAS VEGAS -- A heavier-duty version of Mack's mDrive automated manual transmission will be standard on the Granite truck starting this March.

December 23, 2014

Volvo's I-Shift Dual Clutch

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.

December 23, 2014

Volvo I-Shift Dual Clutch: Smooth Operator

Volvo Truck claims to be first in the world to launch a dual-clutch automated mechanical transmission in heavy trucks. HDT European Editor Sven-Erik Lindstrand takes it for a spin.

December 22, 2014

Report: Autoshifting Transmissions Save Fuel, Could Ease Driver Shortage

A new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency and the Carbon War Room verifies what manufacturers and many users have been saying about modern self-shifting gearboxes for some time.

December 15, 2014

UltraShift Plus Transmissions Now Allow for 2-Speed Axle Compatibility

Eaton recently increased the functionality of its UltraShift Plus automated transmissions to allow for compatibility with two-speed axles.

December 5, 2014

Detroit Automated Manual Comes Standard with IPM

Intelligent Powertrain Management comes standard on the Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission when paired with any heavy-duty Detroit engine.

November 18, 2014

QuickSpin: Using Eaton's Procision Dual-Clutch Transmission

Eaton’s Procision dual-clutch medium-duty automated transmission promises automatic-like driver feel with manual performance attributes.

November 5, 2014

Direct/Overdrive Adds Efficiency to Bulk-Hauling Volvos

Bulk hauling rigs that consistently go out loaded and return home empty constitute the best application for the new feature.

November 5, 2014

Volvo Sells Its Integrated Powertrain in Big Majority of Its Trucks

The high “take” for Volvo Engines and Automated Transmissions reflects customer satisfaction with the efficiency and reliability of the products, the company says.

October 27, 2014

Test Drive: Kenworth T880 Heavy-Haul

Heavy haul is one of many tasks that the increasingly popular vocational model has been engineered for.

October 17, 2014

Automation is Taking Over

Why bother adding the ability to shift a crash box to the training required by a newbie driver?

October 10, 2014

Automated Manuals: A Success Story

Automated manual transmissions in heavy trucks once were an anomaly. Editor in chief Deborah Lockridge contemplates Daimler's role in changing that trend in her "All That's Trucking" blog.

October 6, 2014

Daimler Bullish on North American Truck Market

SAN DIEGO – Daimler Trucks North America expects steady growth in truck sales over the next couple of years, projecting this year will end up with 374,000 Class 6-8 units sold in North America and 411,000 for 2015 – and it's getting ready to ramp up its production to accommodate.

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