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Research and Markets: Emerging Technologies and Market Trends in Automotive Transmissions – Latest Advances, Trends, Issues, Forecasts and Supplier Profiles

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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Emerging Technologies and Market Trends in Automotive Transmissions “ report to their offering.

A comprehensive review of the latest advances, trends, issues, forecasts and supplier profiles.

For many years, automotive transmissions took something of a back seat as the industry’s resources were devoted to the development of enhanced engines and vehicle styling, safety and comfort.

However, the combined demands for greater fuel efficiency, lower emissions and improved driving experience have repositioned transmissions technology as a priority for manufacturers around the world.

Despite a number of transmission technologies being currently used, fuel economy and driver engagement are helping manual options to retain their market-leading position and are expected to continue doing so for the foreseeable future. Six-speed manual transmission units, compatibility with engine down-speeding and cylinder deactivation plus electronic clutch assistance will also help to support manual transmission demand.

The latest updated edition of ‘Emerging Technologies and Market Trends in Automotive Transmissions’ examines the key developments within the global transmission arena, reviews the important trends across each of the major developed markets, and profiles the most important players in the sector.

Alternatives to manual transmission have also advanced significantly. The planetary automatic with torque converter provides superior shift quality and offers an increasing number of ratios alongside developments including Lepelletier gear set design, torque converter lock-up clutches and torsional pendulum dampers.

The penetration of dual-clutch transmissions is also expected to increase dramatically by 2020 as Chinese output helps to make costs more competitive.

This newly updated report examines:

– How and why future demand for six-speed automatic transmission is likely to vary compared with that for units with more ratios.

– Whether advances such as infinitely variable transmission can improve the prospects of belt-driven CVTs.

– How AVL, Magna and Schaeffler are innovating within the hybrid-electric vehicle segment.

– Why the dominance of the planetary automatic is set to continue in North America.

– The important shift in demand that is taking place in China.

– The implications of fuel economy, launch and shift quality, NVH, bearings, cost and other market drivers.

– Main players in the sector in a set of detailed company profiles

With global sales of light vehicle transmissions expected to top 100 million units within three years and technology advancing apace, developments in manual, automatic, single-clutch, dual-clutch, continuously-variable and hybrid/electric vehicle units certainly look set to be observed with increasing interest over the short to medium term.

The report provides an informed insight that will prove invaluable for automotive industry professionals with an interest in the market.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1: Executive Summary

Chapter 2: Transmission technology development drivers and challenges

Chapter 3: Manual transmissions

Chapter 4: Automatic transmissions

Chapter 5: Single-clutch automated manual transmissions

Chapter 6: Dual-clutch transmissions

Chapter 7: Continuously-variable transmissions

Chapter 8: Hybrid-electric vehicle transmissions

Chapter 9: Electric vehicle transmissions

Chapter 10: Transmission market forecasts


  • Aisin Seiki
  • BorgWarner
  • Chongqing Tsingshan
  • Delphi
  • Eaton
  • Getrag
  • INA
  • JATCO (Japanese Automatic Transmission Company)
  • Magneti Marelli
  • Oerlikon Graziano
  • Shaanxi Fast Auto Drive Group Company
  • Valeo
  • ZF Friedrichshafen AG
  • Zhejiang Wanliyang Transmission

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