Ford and GM Joining Forces to Create 9- and 10- Speed Gearboxes
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According to IHS Automotive powertrain analyst, David Petrovski, “the biggest benefit in GM and Ford working together is it reduces their investment risk.” Splitting the costs will enable them to make a larger and more fruitful combined investment in the development, which not only reduces the costs considerably, but we say it also results in a better end-product.
This is not the first time the two American giants have collaborated on transmissions, as nearly a decade ago, they jointly developed a new six-speed automatic gearbox, specifically designed for front-wheel drive cars. The end result were the Ford 6F and GM 6T70 transmissions which featured the same mechanical parts, with different electronic controllers, to suit their respective puropses.
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On 2 October 2012 at 09:25 UTC, Raymond Ramírez said:
Spend that money on hybrids and full electrics! Get rid of old technology and go for newer and cleaner powertrains, like VIA did!
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