Afton's technology has been very successfully used in the latest dual clutch transmissions (DCTs).
DCTs feature two wet (in oil) multiplate clutches, which allow two gears to be engaged on separate shafts at the same time. The clutches are activated electro-mechanically, engaging and disengaging in unison, routing power from one gear set to another without loss of drive. The result: smooth gear changes and improved fuel economy.
The challenge for the additive in a DCT transmission is to provide sophisticated frictional properties for the clutch, superior protection for the gear sets, and state of the art synchronizer performance across a wide range of synchronizer materials.