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Dongfeng Automates Manual Transmission

Author(s):
Hongfei Ni (Dongfeng Research and Development), 
Company: Dongfeng Research and Development, China
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2007/2, May 2007

Vehicles with automated mechanical transmission (AMT) combine the comfort features of an automatic transmission with the cost advantages of a manual gearbox. Using a commercial truck with a 12-speed manual transmission as a basis, Dongfeng developed a new AMT system including a control unit for automatic gear shifting. The production code generator TargetLink was used to generate the control software and helped to reduce the development time.



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