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An automatic control strategy for use with a multiple-ratio transmission in an automotive vehicle driveline in which the crankshaft of an internal combustion engine is connected directly to torque input elements of multiple-ratio gearing without an intervening hydrokinetic torque converter. The strategy is adapted especially for use with a wet auto clutch to provide forward or reverse drive engagement during vehicle launch and during transient damping of driveline disturbances. The strategy makes it possible to control the clutches to achieve maximum vehicle acceleration by controlling the engine speed so that it operates at maximum torque throughout the useful engine speed range for any given engine throttle position. The entry and exit conditions for each drive mode are determined by the strategy so that optimum drive-away performance and optimum shift control, as well as soft clutch engagement and full clutch engagement, can be achieved.

Title
Control strategy for an automatic transmission
Application Number
9/442604
Publication Number
6299565 (B1)
Application Date
November 18, 1999
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Hong Jiang
Canton
MI, US
Balaram G Sankpal
Canton
MI, US
Pramod Kumar Jain
Farmington Hills
MI, US
Agent
Frank G McKenzie
US
Assignee
Ford Global Technologies
MI, US
IPC
F16H 61/04
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