New Automatic Transmission Technology from TVS

South Indian based TVS Motor Company is one of the important players in the Indian market since its inception. Not many of you would be knowing the fact that TVS Motors is the only two-wheeler company across the globe, as on date to have received the Deming Prize, world’s most coveted and prestigious recognition for Total Quality Management.

TVS Motors is probably the topper when it comes to attracting customers of both the genders. While the gentlemen flock the company for its sporty looking bikes like the Apache series, ladies tend to get attracted towards its babylecious products under the Scooty umbrella. The company has been successful for years together in this strategy. Now, TVS Motors has taken a giant leap in the technological aspect as well.

TVS Motor Company today announced the development of a new technology which will enhance the fuel efficiency of the vehicle by as much as twenty per cent when compared with the conventional technology which is being used today.

This new technology is termed as ‘TVS Automatic Transmission’ taking the term from the brand name – TVS. This technology employs an Automatic Transmission in place of conventional Continuously Variable Transmission Technology (CVT) which changes gears effortlessly through an electronic control which results in automatically selection of the gear ratios for a particular riding condition.

According to a latest press release from TVS Motor Company, ‘This particular technology enables the engine to run at its most efficient RPM (revolutions per minute) for a range of vehicle operating conditions, thereby maximizing the engine performance to achieve peak efficiency; overriding the requirement of a clutch.’

Commenting on the development, Mr. Harne Vinay Chandrakant, President, New Product Development, TVS Motor Company said, “The objective of this technology development is to deliver a compact engine layout, that will deliver enhanced fuel efficiency and which is usable across product forms like scooter, motorcycles and step – thru’ s. This technology also delivers the lowest CO2 in scooters while providing for low floor board and space for luggage.”

Elaborating on this new technology developed by the company, Mr. Vinay said, “We have developed this technology on a highly innovative vehicle layout with compact packaging and light weight construction presently with a 110 cc 4 stroke engine with two Independent, high precision actuators for the clutch and gear shift operations, mounted directly on the engine itself. The characteristics of the actuators are specifically optimized for low power consumption and frequent gear changes while driving in dense traffic.”

As a part of this new pioneering technology, the company has also added an innovative ECU (Electronic Control Unit) which enhances the performance and fuel economy besides offering a greater convenience of riding.

“An advanced cooling arrangement, which is based on the vehicle motion itself, avoids use of engine driven fan, thus minimizing the additional consumption of fuel. The improvement in engine efficiency is derived through friction reduction and multi map electronic ignition control, while transmission efficiency is boosted through the new ‘TVS Automatic Transmission’ technology” adds Harne Vinay Chandrakant.

This technology is pending for patent and will be implemented in products which are in the pipeline for near future.

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