Schaeffler: Automatic Clutch

Schaeffler: Automatic Clutch Allows Optimization of Fuel Consumption through “Sailing”

Schaeffler is providing intelligent, automatic solutions for previously purely mechanical or hydraulic clutch systems. Depending on the development stage, the system known to experts as the “E-Clutch“ either operates the clutch only in specific driving situations or completely automates all clutch operations. This allows fuel-saving driving strategies, from “sailing” to electrically supported driving, to be integrated into vehicles with manual transmissions. “The E-Clutch from Schaeffler paves the way for hybridization of manual transmissions, thereby opening up new markets and market segments,” says Uwe Wagner, Vice President Automotive R&D at Schaeffler.

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