D-Drive infinitely variable transmission system: Is it the future?

D-Drive Infinitely Variable Transmission Photo: Gizmag

If transmissions took a turn and became one of the most efficient components in our vehicles we would be getting a heck of a lot better mileage. The technology remains somewhat archaic and is in the majority of vehicles today; either a geared transmission consisting of automatic, semi-automatic or manual, and the most recently innovative alternative: Continuously Variable Transmissions, or CVTs.

What they have in common is they are friction components, with clutches grabbing plates and spinning them, or belts and pulleys inevitably failing from typical wear and tear.

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