DETROIT — BorgWarner Inc. is preparing a new-technology advance over today's “automated” manual transmissions — and is predicting a huge growth spurt for automated manuals in Europe. There are a several examples of automated manual transmissions, from automakers such as Volkswagen AG and Fiat SpA's Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, already in production. But BorgWarner thinks it can do better. And so does at least one major European OE: it will use the new BorgWarner technology for a production ...

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