This area is dedicated to analysing the various elements and systems of automobiles as well as their influence over their dynamic response.
Studies ranging from tyre-road surface contact to the general performance of the vehicle (breaks, accelerator, longitudinal dynamics, lateral dynamics, etc.) are carried out, as well as complete systems such as suspension, steering, transmission, etc.
Along this line, a complete study of the transmission system is developed, including both the gear box and the shafts, bevel differential groups and various types of joints present in the system. The knowledge gained from this line of research leads to the definition of a new line which escapes from the generality of the transmission system and specifies a concrete type of gear box, the so called continuous variable transmission or CVTs.
Continuous Variable Transmission
Nowadays, of great importance due to tendencies in the automation market, this line of research has its own character, developed since 1989 which has given rise to various international patents. Today, it is of great importance to obtain systems that help to reduce pollution by the automation sector. To date, new transmission systems are being developed for applying to the technology of hybrid vehicles, private vehicles and industrial ones. These new transmission systems provide solutions that will, in the future, allow new, more efficient and ecological vehicles to be available. This line includes the complete cycle of research, development and innovation of a new transmission, from its original conception, analytical and computational study to design and manufacture of prototypes and their testing on transmission benches.