Two rival companies Ford and GM once again do collaboration to save a huge amount of money. The purpose of this collaboration is to design 9 and 10 – speed automatic transmission which both companies can further use in SUVs, crossovers and trucks.
In the past both companies manufacture 6 – speed automatic transmission and successfully using in their own car series. Ford is currently using this 6 – speed automatic transmission in Fusion and Edge and GM is using in their Malibu and Cruze.
When media officials talk to Jim Lanzon, the vice president of GM of global transmission engineering said that the teams of both companies already started their working and are hoping that this joint venture will enhance vehicle performance and fuel economy.
With the advancement of automatic transmission of vehicles, engines will have more options to operate at different rpms efficiently and this efficient working will ultimately enhances fuel economy.
About the advancement in the automatic transmission field, some analysts belonging to industry believes that the introduction of 9 – speed automatic transmission will increase engine efficiency by 5 – 10% compare to the same vehicle in which we use six – speed automatic transmission.
Uptill now 8 – speed automatic transmission is manufactured and is successfully using in the Chrysler automobile and maximum is using in their popular line of trucks.