Transmission specialist Eaton and engine constructor Cummins intend to work together more closely. This already showed with the SmartAdvantage driveline, combining softwareprogramme’s to have an engine and a transmission understand each other more or less during tough operational conditions.
Looking for sustainable solutions, it is believed that both company’s work jointly on a double clutch transmission combined with a Cummins ISB 6,7 litre engine, which typically qualifies for a Class 6 or 7 truck in the US, or a light/medium distribution vehicle in Europe. Developing an automated gaerbox with a double clutch for lighter road transport vehicles would be a very good idea indeed. At Iepieleaks, we suspect both companies are not the only ones looking for a solution in this field.