Honda patents 11-speed transmission with a three-clutch set-up

The third clutch will help the unit cope up with the drop in torque experienced in dual-clutch transmissions

Overdrive August 23, 2016 13:53:41 IST
Honda patents 11-speed transmission with a three-clutch set-up

Car manufacturers globally are adding more gears to their transmissions, and the reason for that is to increase the power-torque spread as well as make the motors more efficient than before. Joining the ranks of General Motors and Ford who have offered 10-speed transmission, Honda has now patented a 11-speed gearbox. In addition, this box will use a triple-clutch set-up instead of a dual-clutch unit.

According to an online report, the third clutch will help the unit cope up with the drop in torque experienced in dual-clutch...

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