Dana touts drivetrain solutions

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At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 on Tuesday, Sept. 18, Dana Holding Corp. announced a comprehensive lineup of technologically advanced solutions across the entire drivetrain designed to improve performance and fuel economy while decreasing maintenance, operating costs and long-term cost of ownership:
• Technology for line-haul tractors engineered to automatically manage tire pressure, improving fuel economy and decreasing operating costs;
• An extension to the Spicer axle line with AdvanTek gearing that now includes light commercial vehicles;
• A premium driveshaft design with a single-piece assembly designed to deliver improved performance compared to traditional two-piece driveshafts; and
• A previously announced strategic relationship with Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Fallbrook Technologies Inc. to bring powertrain solutions with NuVinci continuously variable transmission (CVT) technology to the various vehicle markets.

“Fleet operators today face a myriad of pressures that impact productivity and the bottom line, such as rising fuel prices, tightening government regulations and increasing competition for drivers,” said Pat D’Eramo, president of Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies at Dana. “As a global leader in drivetrain innovations, we stand alone in our ability to leverage technological advances from all the vehicle markets we serve and tailor them to help commercial-vehicle fleets become more productive and profitable.”