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Although Hub van Doorne, one of the original founders of DAF, has been credited with developing the belt-driven variable transmission, the principle for a stepless transmission can be traced back the late 15th century and Leonardo di Vinci. The credit for developing the first operative variable speed transmission goes to Milton Reeves in the late 19th century who produced a version to power a sawmill. By the end of the first decade of the 20th century, Zenith Motorcycles were producing a twin-cylinder powered machine equipped with what the company described as the Gradua-Gear system, a much-improved version being used by Rudge-Whitworth in As engine speed increased and decreased, centrifugal force constantly altered the gap between the two sides of the pulley.
This caused the belt transferring power to the differential to either speed up or slow down according to how high or low it was riding inside the adjustable pulleys. The idea was further developed in the mids in the Netherlands by Hub Van Doorne. Vacuum from the engine and centrifugal weights inside the primary and secondary drums or pulleys caused the ratios to change up and down continuously according to how fast or slow the engine was running and what load it was under. One entertaining, or rather dangerous, quirk was how a DAF Variomatic can travel in reverse as fast as it could in forward gear.
By then the early rubber-belted Variomatic system had given away to a more sophisticated unit featuring clutch-controlled adjustable cones, or pulleys, to aid low-speed driving and help improve economy. With the demise of the Volvo , variable pulley transmissions were limited to small motorbikes, snowmobiles and farm machinery rather than cars but as car makers started to look at producing more fuel-efficient vehicles, the idea was resurrected.
One of the first utility vehicles to utilise a new breed of steel-belted variable transmission was the Subaru Justy. The big difference was that this new breed of CVT was now electronically controlled and later that year Ford introduced the CTX-equipped Fiesta while Fiat unveiled a similarly equipped version of the new Uno.
Technically sophisticated CVTs are becoming more popular and the system claims several advantages that make this form of drive appealing both to car owners as well as environmentalists. One of the main benefits is how CVT works to keep the car at an optimum power range regardless of speed.
The principle in many systems is still very similar to the one developed by Van Doorn. Search For Used Cars.
What is a CVT gearbox?
Non-synchronous Automatic. Variomatic is the stepless, fully automatic transmission of the Dutch car manufacturer DAF , using a drive belt and two pulleys. It was the first continuously variable transmission CVT as opposed to shifting between separate gears. In theory, this always produces the optimum torque. The variomatic was introduced by DAF in , also putting an automatic gear box in the Netherlands for the first time. The variomatic was introduced on the DAF
The meaning of the abbreviation CVT is Continuously Variable Transmission, and it's a type of single-speed automatic gearbox. The CVT gearbox has been used in a variety of cars, but you'll usually find it fitted to a small car. Its compact size and simplicity of construction means it's more cost-effective to use in a small car than a conventional automatic gearbox. In many ways a CVT gearbox is similar to a regular auto. For starters, there is no clutch pedal in a CVT-equipped car, so you can drive it on an automatic-only UK driving licence. You'll also find that if a car is offered with a CVT gearbox, it will be more expensive than the same model with a manual gearbox, just like a regular auto.
HOW IT WORKS: CVT
Variomatic is the continuously variable transmission CVT of the Dutch car manufacturer DAF , originally developed by Hub van Doorne :  It is a stepless, fully automatic transmission consisting of a "V" shaped drive belt and two pulleys , each of two cones, whose effective diameter can be changed so that the "V" belt runs nearer the spindle or nearer the rim, depending on the separation of the cones. These are synchronized so that the belt always remains at the same optimal tension. It was the first commercially successful CVT as opposed to shifting between separate gears. In theory, this always produces the optimum torque. The Variomatic was introduced by DAF in , also putting an automatic gear box in the Netherlands for the first time. The variomatic was introduced on the DAF