Dave Coleman on Mazda’s skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

Dave Coleman on Mazda’s skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

Dave Coleman, vehicle development engineer for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), explains Mazda’s skyactiv technology to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

Since torque converters work best at low speeds Mazda added a multi-plate clutch to the torque converter. Coleman shows the old system and the new system through pictures and animation (courtesy of Mazda). It all sounds simple and smart when Coleman explains it, and it adds up to a 7 percent increase in fuel savings.

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:01+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Mazda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.