The aim of the project was to improve the current production and to develop new components and transmission systems. The R&D process can be split into two phases.
The first phase consisted in improving fuel consumption and performance (reactivity, sense of security and control on the part of the driver, etc.) of existing automatic transmissions (VT2 and VT3/3+) while reducing production costs.
The second phase aimed at developing the next generation of Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) to be more efficient on a broader operation range (mid-sized vehicles).
The R&D team was constantly striving to invent and develop the next generation of CVT and hybrid transmissions. Activities included concept research, conception, product development, prototype construction, and validation.