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The article "How to Minimize Power Losses in Transmissions, Axles and Steering Systems" appeared in the September 2012 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
By increasing the number of gears and the transmission-ratio spread, the engine will run with better fuel efficiency and without loss of driving dynamics. Transmission efficiency itself can be improved by: using fuelefficient transmission oil; optimizing the lubrication systems and pumps; improving shifting strategies and optimizing gearings; and optimizing bearings and seals/gaskets.

Keywords
automotive gears, fuel efficiency, design, transmissions

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