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Beltless Auto Transmission In Development

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Beltless Auto Transmission In Development

Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a pioneering technology development company, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Aftermarket Technology Corp. (ATC) to develop a production design for a continuously variable planetary (CVP) drivetrain based on Fallbrook's breakthrough NuVinci technology. CVP applications are expected for ATVs and utility vehicles as well as other outdoor power equipment like lawn & garden tractors.

ATC is the world's largest independent drivetrain remanufacturer. It currently manufactures NuVinci drivetrains used in bicycles, electric scooters and other applications.

The NuVinci CVP uses a set of rotating and tilting balls positioned between the input and output components of a transmission that tilt to vary the speed of the transmission. Tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio. The company claims NuVinci technology is the most practical, economical and universally adaptable continuously variable transmission (CVT) for human-powered and motor-powered vehicles and machines.

Advertisement Under terms of the agreement, Fallbrook will provide the engineering services necessary to develop a production NuVinci CVP for a wide range of segments and applications in the OPE market. ATC will then be responsible for manufacturing and marketing.

"The outdoor power equipment market has for years been looking for affordable, advanced transmission technology," said William Klehm III, president and CEO of Fallbrook. "Together with ATC, we're building a market-ready NuVinci drivetrain that will enable the design of a whole new generation of vehicles."

Currently, there are significant CVP implementation discussions underway with several major manufacturers in the OPE industry.

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Yeah the Honda quads have a beltless transmission also but with electronic shift.

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