World class launch: The conclusion
- World Class Launch: Chrysler Corporation. Smith, Brett C. // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Jul98, Vol. 110 Issue 7, p70
Presents information on an investigation which examined the launch strategies used by five vehicle assembly companies in North America by the World Class Vehicle Launch company. Objectives of the company; Why the five companies are being investigated; Names of the five companies.
- Wire we waiting? Eisenstein, Paul // Professional Engineering;9/4/2002, Vol. 15 Issue 16, p35
Reports on the development of the drive-by-wire technologies in the automobile industry in Great Britain. Automation of link to the acceleration and braking systems; Description of the car movement; Assessment of the manual transmission.
- It's time to raise the white flag on dual-clutch transmissions. VELLEQUETTE, LARRY P. // Automotive News;7/29/2013, Vol. 87 Issue 6579, p30
The author encourages the American car companies to raise the white flag on dual clutch transmission and giving up on trying to sway Americans to rive dual clutch transmissions.
- A manual for tomorrow. Robinson, Aaron // Automotive News;1/10/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5856, p36
Looks at how self-shifting standard automobile transmission systems offer more convenience at lower cost. Presence of electronic or hydraulic actuators to shift the gears and work the clutch; Prohibitive costs of automatic automobiles in developing countries; Low construction costs of...
- 37,000 Hondas, Acuras recalled to fix transmissions. Stoffer, Harry // Automotive News;4/27/1998, Vol. 71 Issue 5763, p42
Reports on the number of automobiles which were recalled by automobile manufactures in the United States, with emphais on the number 1998 Honda and Acuras automobiles recalled by American Honda Motor Company, to fix a defect found in the automatic transmission case. Number of automobile...
- Turn, turn, turn again. // Design Engineering;Dec2000, p4
Reports the development of the Active Torque Dynamics (ATD) system by Prodrive, an automotive company in Great Britain. Details of the ATD system; Modulation of torque distribution to individual wheels; Use of active center, front and rear differentials; Ability of the system to lock the rear...
- Metaldyne contract saves $30. Murphy, Tom // Ward's Auto World;Jan2002, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p59
Reports on the contract obtained by Metaldyne Corp. to produce transmission clutch modules for a major North American auto maker beginning with the 2005 model year. Savings of the auto maker with the sourcing decision; Projected production volume annually.
- Hotbits. // Motor;Mar2001, p13
Reports developments related to the automobile industry in Detroit, Michigan as of March 2001. Details of the sequential manual gearbox from BMW; Information on the Adventure Concept Car from Volvo; Account of the Volvo Safety Concept Car.
- Savings in a box. Whitworth, Ben // Professional Engineering;11/18/98, Vol. 11 Issue 21, p34
Reports on the benefits of the continuously variable transmission (CVT) with electronic management system to the automobile industry. Features and quality of the system; Application of CVT in small cars with small engines; Problems with CVT. INSETS: Ford and ZF gear up to take on world markets...