New Mechanical Shifting Devices in Automotive Transmissions Web Seminar RePlay

The Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM (CMD) is a new technology that improves fuel economy, mass and packaging in modern automatic transmissions. In this 40-minute course, participants will gain an understanding of the base construction, function and value of the new Controllable Mechanical DiodeTM innovation. Advantages of its use in new automatic transmissions will be explained along with examples of the CMD’s alignment to electrified transmissions.

What Will You Learn

By participating in this course, you'll be able to:
  • Recognize a One Way Clutch (OWC) and state its basic function in Automatic Transmissions
  • Explain the fundamental construction of a Controllable Mechanical Diode (Controllable One Way Clutch)
  • Explain the basic function of the CMD
  • Explain the value proposition of the CMD
  • Give examples of likely future applications of the technology

Course Information

0.60 Hours
90 Days

Is This Course For You

This course will be especially valuable for engineers who design, calibrate and/or integrate any common style transmission into the following types of vehicles: passenger cars, light trucks, light duty off-highway vehicles, light duty farm machinery, and military vehicles.


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Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Nearly 40 minutes of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions

Course Requirements

  • Windows or macOS
  • Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari (Other OSs and browsers including mobile devices are not supported by may work)
  • Broadband-3Mbps minimum


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