Fuso shows firest-ever double clutch truck transmission29 July 2010

Fuso has become the first manufacturer to present a double-clutch transmission in commercial vehicles. Known as the Duonic, the transmission combines automated driving with the advantages of a manual transmission.

As with a fully automatic transmission, it is a two-pedal system, there is an accelerator pedal, a brake pedal and a selector lever. The selector lever allows automatic or manual gearshift mode to be selected.

The M038S6 transmission has six forward gears and a reverse gear. Duonic also features a non-wearing wet clutch, which lowers maintenance costs by eliminating the need to replace worn clutch discs.

A creep function has been added to the wet clutch, as is usual for automatic transmission with a torque converter. This enables the vehicle's speed to be easily controlled when moving slowly - for example when manoeuvring or in stop-and-go traffic - and hill-starts are also made easier.

John Challen

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