The Antonov automatic transmission — claimed to provide 15% to 30% better vehicle fuel economy, 30% to 40% lower cost and 30% less weight — has progressed to a next-generation level with 6-speed capability. Antonov company Director Karl Ludvigsen tells WEVTU a Japanese automaker is well along with its research and development of the system, and a company in India is planning to fill the need for automatics in that country with the Antonov technology. The Anotov design is based on ...

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