Drawing of a Gear System by Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo di Vincci Invented the CVT Over 500 Years Ago

New technologies often make cars more efficient by using whatever latest breakthroughs we’ve had in the scientific world. The ability to shrink computer tech is probably the clearest example of this in the car world. We’ve seen space-age materials helping with weight reduction and safety, computer learning for self-driving cars, and sensors for lane assist …

Automatic Transmission
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Why do CVT Transmissions Simulate Shifts?

Continuously variable transmissions (CVT) have been popping up on just about every new car model over the past decade or so. Manufacturers like them because they provide a better economic sense, both in terms of saving fuel and cost. However, many consumers and enthusiasts aren’t too keen on them due to the “elastic feel” upon …