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Automated Transmissions

From: £1,800.00

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Ricardo’s 2 day Automated Transmissions course covers the fundamentals of transmission technology, design & application (AMT, CVT/IVT and DCT). Presented by engineering experts this is a course for anyone who wants a understanding of automated transmissions


With emissions legislation and fuel economy being the major driver of powertrain development, automated transmissions are constantly evolving and increasing their market share. This course has been developed by Ricardo’s most experienced technical specialists and chief engineers. Over 2 full days of training you will be taken through material which will provide you with a fundamental understanding of automated transmissions.

The training covers a wide range of technical topics and case studies as well as hardware reviews.

Topics covered are:

  • Introduction to transmissions
  • Why automate the transmission?
  • Types of automated transmission
  • Automated transmissions key functions and architecture
  • Mechanical overview
    • Disconnect/pullaway systems (dry clutches, wet clutches, torque converter and lock-up)
    • Ratio change systems (synchronizers, dog clutches, planetary geartrains, variators)
    • Typical design process
  • Actuation types (hydraulic, electromechanical, pneumatic, electro-hydraulics)
  • Hydraulics
    • High level requirements: actuation, lubrication, cooling
    • Hardware (pumps, valves, filters)
    • Efficiency
    • Example of circuits for different transmissions types
  • Transmission control
    • Control architecture
    • Main functions overview: launch, creep, shiftings, anti-stall, high level strategies
  • Transmission calibration
    • How to assess and set targets?
    • High level calibration process and tools
  • Electrified powertrains transmissions
    • Hybrid transmissions
    • Electric vehicles transmissions
  • Market trends


The tour of selected Ricardo research projects and facilities includes: (subject to availability)

Ricardo Automotive Transmissions Testing

Ricardo Automotive Transmissions Testing







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Automated Transmissions 
Please arrive promptly for 08.45
Start – 09.00
Finish – 17.00 – 18.00

Lunch is provided


By Air:
Coventry: 20-30mins by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
Birmingham: 35-45mins by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
By Rail:
Leamington Spa train station is 5-10 minutes drive by car/taxi
All rail travel can be booked via the following:
National Rail
The Train Line
By car:
Access to Ricardo Midlands Technical Centre, UK by car is via junction 14 & 15 of the M40

Accomodation / Hotels:

Premier Inn, Leamington Spa
Angel Hotel, Leamington Spa
Chesford Grange, Kenilworth
Holiday Inn, Stratford-upon-Avon
Premier Inn, Warwick

If you have any further questions on attending this Automated Transmissions training course then please do not hesitate to contact the Ricardo Knowledge training team direct:

Mandie Williams, +44(0)1273 794021,
Donna Wild, +44(0)1273 794632,