Encyclopedia of Systems and Control

Living Edition
| Editors: John Baillieul, Tariq Samad


  • Luigi Iannelli
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_76-1


Automotive transmissions are fundamental components in modern vehicles. They are required to make the engine operating at the most efficient operating point for providing the necessary torque at the wheels and minimizing the fuel consumptions. Moreover, transmissions should be able to smooth or to filter out power source torque oscillations that can appear in the driveline. For achieving such objectives, the automotive industry has looked at different technological solutions. The introduction of electronically controlled transmissions contributed to augment the possibilities of new solutions that would not have been implementable without the flexibility and the performance of electronic control. Thus, recent technological developments of automotive transmissions gave the opportunity to engineers and control scientists for investigating challenging control problems with daily life practical applications.


Electronic control Driveline Powertrain Gear shifting Torque converter Dry clutch Clutch engagement Optimal control Multivariable control Electrohydraulic Sensors Actuators Smart materials 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Università degli Studi del SannioBeneventoItaly