CVT skillfully uses the engine’s “best” parts
On the other hand, CVT raises fuel efficiency by using the most efficient parts of the engine. As we saw before, CVT can set the transmission gear ratio freely, and is characterized by gear changing and driving that is seamless. This transmission gear ratio can set the range of the ratio widely and whether at low speed or high speed, it is able to continue using the area that is best for mileage.
In other words, CVT tries to improve fuel efficiency by maximizing the engine’s potential. Compared to DCT, CVT is able to use the efficient parts of the engine as soon as it starts up.
CVT has also been evolving from year to year. The challenge of upgrading transfer efficiency has now been achieved, along with expanding the transfer gear ratio. It has become possible to run on the engine’s optimum rpm, with a much wider range of speed than previously.
And not only the mechanics, the software that controls CVT has also been evolving. Now it can interpret the driver’s commands through the operation of the accelerator and steering for optimal shift control. On top of improving the fuel efficiency, CVT’s capabilities are advancing to allow you to drive just as you want.
As we have seen, upgrading the performance of the transmission is indispensable for improving car fuel efficiency. And these three representative types of transmission are set to keep on evolving even more in the future.
Read the first article in this series,
“CVT Evolution Part 1: Seamless Driving and Improved Fuel Efficiency!