Fornari, R., Yamada, D., and Suzuki, A., "Prospects for Future Non-Manual Transmissions Developments for Vehicle Applications in Brazil," SAE Technical Paper 2015-36-0348, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-36-0348.
The purpose of this paper is to present the origins and the technology of the different types of non-manual transmissions systems currently available and the wide potential to incorporate such technologies to the vehicles made in Brazil. The Brazilian market is experiencing a huge increase in automated and automatic transmissions vehicles share, and the OEMs are adopting different strategies to offer competitive products with affordable prices to enter in this segment. Many different alternatives are available, and there is no obvious winner. This paper will describe the concepts, the architecture and the operations of such systems and point out the pros and cons of each one.