Clutch-to-Clutch Transmission Control Strategy
An automatic transmission control system for clutch-to-clutch shifting systems has been developed. This enables the new General Motors Powertrain families of rear- and front-wheel drive transmissions to meet stringent cost, mass, and packaging reqiurements, while providing driveability and fuel economy improvements over the four- and five-speed transmissions that they replace. The design team utilized several new technologies and methods to robustly engineer a control system that allowed excellent first time capability and reduced calibration intensity. Innovative technical approaches were developed in several key mechatronics areas.