Re: Linux has a long way to go before it becomes the major OS

From: Casper H.S. Dik (Casper.Dik_at_Sun.COM)
Date: 02/08/04

Date: 08 Feb 2004 19:38:40 GMT

Grant Edwards <> writes:

>In article <40265171$0$82225$>, Ruel Smith (Big Daddy) wrote:

>>> Automatic transmissions of that type use fluid coupling in place of a
>>> clutch, they still shift mechanical gear trains.
>> Not CVT...

>Have any CVTs made it into production automobiles?

Yes; the inventors (Van Doorne's Autombiel Fabriek aka DAF) produced
a variety of small cars using CVTs; quirky feature: they can go as fast
forward as in reverse. The truck company DAF still exists, the
cars were sold off to Volvo which continued to produce the Volvo 340
[supposed to be designed as the DAF 77] and the Volvo 66 (previously
known as the DAF66). They started CVT based car production in 1959
and Volvo continued it to well into the 1990's.


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