Sexton, P., Smithson, R., and McIndoe, G., "Progress in Demonstration Prototypes Using the Continuously Variable Planetary Technology in a C-Class RWD Car and a Fork Lift Truck," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-1104, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-1104.
In order to introduce Dana's Variglide Continuously Variable Planetary (CVP) technology to the mobility industry, Dana has produced demonstrator transmissions for use in a rear wheel drive C-class car and in a fork lift truck. The intention is to illustrate how the CVP can be combined with conventional transmission technology to produce either a continuously variable transmission with the ratio range comparable to that of the latest step ratio transmissions, or used in a simple IVT configuration for off-highway applications. The co-axial design of the CVP allows it to package well into current drivetrain solutions. The ratio control of the device is fast, precise, and stable and the CVP does not require high power consumption for clamping. Multiple power flow configurations of the CVP are shown to blend well with current conventional transmission technology as well as future hybrid configurations.