Allison and Dana link for CVP transmission

Top engineering firms for joint venture to put more work into Fallbrook’s NuVinci Constant Variable Planetary drive transmission, with a view to going to market in coming years

September 14, 2012

Allison Transmissions and global driveline heavyweight Dana have announced a strategic partnership with Fallbrook Technologies to develop a range of high-efficiency transmissions for commercial vehicles.

The joint venture is expected to develop further Fallbrook’s NuVinci Constant Variable Planetary (CVP) drive transmission.

The CVP drive is touted to reduce the complexity of transmissions creating a more fuel efficient and better performing drivetrain. Under the new agreement, this technology will be licensed to Allison and Dana.

The NuVinci CVP uses rotating balls at the input and output end of the transmission, tilting these balls changes their contact ratio with the drivetrain and as a result varying driveline speed.

Both Dana and Allison indicate that they expect the first of their off-highway CVP transmissions to hit the market within the next three to five years.

On highway and passenger vehicle applications are expected to be up and running within the next decade.

Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up to receive the ABC e-newsletter, digital magazine and other offers we choose to share with you straight to your inbox

You can also follow our updates by liking us on Facebook