Honda patents 11-speed triple-clutch automatic gearbox


Honda patents 11 speed gearbox

Honda has registered a patent for a new 11-speed triple-clutch automatic gearbox; Japanese manufacturer currently uses CVT ‘boxes in some cars

Honda has filed a patent for a transmission system with 11 gears and three clutches.

The transmission has been designed to improve efficiency while decreasing the loss of torque when changing gear (something that can often occur in dual-clutch systems), as well as reducing shift times and allowing for gears to be skipped.

The manufacturer currently uses single-speed continuously variable transmissions (CVT) in its smaller cars. These gearboxes are renowned for being more fragile, so are better suited for smaller cars …read more

Source:: Autocar