As I wrote, I am a Vehicle transmission designer on my blog profile page.
I purchased a magazine is "Motor Fan illustrated MT/DCT issue" from Japanese publisher.
It has so many transmission photos, beautiful illustrates and interesting texts.
If you like car or mechanics, it is impressive magazine for you.
So this issue's special is mechanism of "Manual transmission" and "Duel Clutch Transmission".
Notes; typical DCT is VW DSG system, do you know?
In japan, almost passenger car equipped CVT. However, in Europe, they moves from MT to DCT now. Because it is different drive condition between each other countries.
In this magazine, they said DCT is best slution for passenger car....really??
I think which is best depends on aprication, destination, cost and other demands.
Near future, CO2 reduction demands will be increased. Engine displacement should be decrease, Hybrid system will be more used. We have to more deeply consider which transmission solution is best!! So I don't say, somebody did said same.
What function of transmission is most important?
Optimize to engine torque and speed in any vehicle driving condition!!
And torque transmit efficiency!
It is my personal opinion.
Anyway, I am incharge of commercial vehicle transmission development.
Please write in Motor Fan regarding technology of transmission for truck.
Heavy duty truck transmission is The State of the Art I think.
Formula1 has AMT system, many year ago, HDTruck uses 12speed AMT system. Of course controlled by wire.
And newly system is calculating fuel consumption of engine for gear shift management.
Passenger car world is interesting. Also Heavy duty world is very interesting!
Let's go to book store or web surfing!!!