Fallbrook, TRW to adapt continuously variable accessory drive for commercial vehicles

  • 07-Feb-2011 02:40 EST
Fallbrook NuVinci power steering pump.jpg

Fallbrook and TRW will explore the development of a number of possible applications for Fallbrook’s NuVinci transmission technology for commercial vehicles. Shown is a NuVinci power steering pump accessory drive.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc., a technology company in the area of transmissions for vehicles and equipment, has entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, a subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Under terms of the MOU, Fallbrook and TRW will explore the development of a number of possible applications for Fallbrook’s NuVinci continuously variable accessory drive (CVAD) technology for commercial vehicles, which is designed to optimize the performance and efficiency of engine-driven accessories such as the alternator, air-conditioner, water pump, and power steering. The NuVinci technology uses a set of rotating and tilting balls positioned between the input and output components of a transmission; tilting the balls changes their contact diameters and varies the speed ratio. The specific applications covered by the MOU were not disclosed. The companies will continue to investigate development of these applications with the possibility of entering a definitive joint development agreement, the negotiation of which is expected to conclude in 2011.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
4.33 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Startup-company Twin Spring Coupling features its new power transfer coupling that is warrantied to 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) of torque.
Active flow control devices based on electric plasmas can smooth the turbulent wakes that sweep off the rear edges of truck trailers travelling at highway speeds.
Dr. Christian Wiehen, Chief Technology Officer for WABCO, discusses ADAS, platooning and automated future for trucks.
Volvo Construction Equipment offers increased payload capacities among other features on the new A45G articulated hauler.

Related Items

Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education
Technical Paper / Journal Article
Training / Education