From advancements in hybrid technologies to AI-powered cars, the automotive industry is experiencing rapid and monumental changes, including manufacturers of engine and transmission systems.
Alternative fuels like electricity and hydrogen are currently dominating the market, and these technologies don’t require engines and transmission systems. However, electric vehicles bring with them significant range, heat and lightweighting issues, plus automotive hydrogen technology is still very much in its infancy, meaning more traditional vehicles are still in high demand.
Nonetheless, in the face of increasingly stringent government sustainability regulations, all manufacturers are expected to improve fuel efficiency and lower the environmental impact of their vehicles, especially those producing diesel and petrol cars. The heavier the vehicle, the less fuel efficient the car is, meaning many manufacturers are turning to engineered, lightweight solutions for their vehicles. Engineering innovation for engine and transmission also remains a key consideration for those manufacturing hybrids.