Ford has now a completely revamped and brand new suite of 8 and 10 speed Planetary automatic transmissions for Conventional Powertrains.
To achieve a balance between powertrain costs and CO2 emissions, different levels of hybridization have been developed and will exist in parallel on the market for the mid-term future. Dedicated hybrid transmissions (DHT) are embedded in dedicated hybrid powertrains (DHP) which are used in full hybrids (HEV) and some plug-in hybrids (PHEV).
Michael Bly, Vice President – Head of Engine and Electrified Propulsion Engineering, FCA FIAT Chrysler Automobiles LLC, USA
Truck and bus manufacturers have been constantly facing an issue to disassemble the rear axle shaft from the hub when transporting the truck from the factory to the dealership. In addition to that, the dealerships have the very same problem every time they have to replace the brake pads in some truck models, which leads to excessive service time, extra costs and aftermarket complaints. The current problematic fastening system is composed by a lock nut, a flat washer and a coned slotted bushing. The concept of this 30 year old design involves the coned slotted bushing being pressed against a tapered hole on the shaft’s flange.Continue reading