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Government funded clutch and gearshift project

Government funded clutch and gearshift project

Research Council of Norway funds R&D Project with MNOK 16

Research & Development (R&D) at the Kongsberg Automotive Tech Center in Kongsberg is pleased to announce the funding of a clutch and gearshift technology research project.

We are very pleased to receive this great recognition of our research processes in Kongsberg Automotive. The funding of NOK 16 Million is a valuable contribution for research and development of the next generation clutch and gearshift systems for commercial vehicles, said Vice President R&D Powertrain & Chassis, Ivar Haug

The project has the following three stages and objectives:

  1. The first stage is improving the ergonomics of the gear shifter to ease the shifting and thereby improve fuel economy
  2. The next is implementing advanced planning and tracking of traffic and typology to reduce emission footprint
  3. The third stage is developing solutions for implementing electronic and mechatronic manufacturing. 

The governmental research funding program was established in 2006, and supports high-quality R&D projects with good business and socio-economic potential.

 

Crash safety

Crash safety

Lean Award to Kongsberg Automotive

Lean Award to Kongsberg Automotive

Shift by wire system for Volvo's Concept Coupé

Shift by wire system for Volvo's Concept Coupé

Rear axle stabilizer for Volvo Trucks

Rear axle stabilizer for Volvo Trucks