Can be used in serial models of the brand.
American company Ford received a patent for an 11-speed gearbox. The company notes that at the moment this is only one of the ways to protect its innovative ideas, but in the future it is possible that this transmission will be used in the production models of the brand, writes AutoGuide.
“As a leader in innovative technology, we regularly patent our ideas. This primarily protects us. In no case does a patent mean that sooner or later it will find application in real life, ”a company spokesman said.
The patent application was filed by the company last October. The document includes three different configurations of the future transmission, which differ in different combinations of gears, clutches and brakes.
Ford is also working with General Motors to develop a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new generation F-150 Raptor pickup will receive such a transmission. The company promises a record low fuel consumption thanks to the 10-speed automatic transmission.
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