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Grok Lobster
02-10-2006, 01:17 PM
Any of you mechanical enthusiasts know more about this?

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1,1249,635179379,00.html

Long Gone
02-10-2006, 01:25 PM
Interesting article. I have some friends with a transmission shop. I'll send this to them. Thanks Grok!!

DoctorJ
02-10-2006, 01:26 PM
I wonder if this is anything like Honda's CVT (Constant Velocity Transmission)?

Its apparently 97%-98% efficient. Typical automatic transmissions are only about 80% efficient with a 20% parasitic power loss. Although I am not sure how this will allow a 50% increase in gas mileage. However with this coupled to the new Air Engine technology which requires no gas or oil, bamn that is the future.