Honda files patent for 11-speed triple-clutch transmission

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Recent reports suggest that Japanese automobile manufacturer Honda has filed a patent for a 11-speed triple-clutch transmission. The patent was filed in the month of May at the Japan Patent Office. As the patent has been filed recently, it is unlikely that the transmission will make it to the production line soon.

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The company is likely to use the transmission in its smaller range of cars that currently use a single speed Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). It is said that the new transmission will help reduce the loss of torque while the fuel efficiency is bound to increase. Honda claims that the technology will also reduce shift times.

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Ford is also said to have filed a patent for the triple clutch transmission. Currently, vehicles from companies such as Chevrolet and Ford have the most gears with the 10 speed transmission, seen in the Camaro ZL1 and F150 respectively. The former is believed to go on sale next year.

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Once launched, Honda will probably be the first company in the world to develop the 11-speed transmission that would have maximum number of gears in a street legal-vehicle. We figure the one to benefit from this technology the most would be the Fast and Furious franchise. What do you think? Let us know your opinions in the comments section below.

Source: Autocar

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