Published on November 26th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Earth Dreams Technology Explained
Recently, Honda introduced their first Earth Dreams engine, and since then, this next-generation technology continues to find its way into just about every vehicle in the Honda lineup. There are a number of advantages that the cutting-edge technology provides, and to fill you in on some of the most important ones, we’re taking a look at the benefits of Honda Earth Dreams technology.
Earth Dreams technology is a set of technological advancements that alter the performance of the both the powertrain and drivetrain to increase performance and fuel efficiency.
A smoother, more precise performance and a significant drop in fuel consumption are two of the benefits of Honda Earth Dreams technology. The name of this new technology stems from these advantages. According to Honda, the name is “an expression for a set of technologies which takes into account both our need to protect the environment and our desire to provide a joy of driving.”
One of the Honda Earth Dreams drivetrain features that helps to deliver the added performance is the newly-implemented continuously variable transmission (CVT). Rather than using set gear ratios, the CVT utilizes a belt and a set of pulleys which constantly move back and forth to adjust the position of the belt in the valley of the pulleys. The friction-reducing Honda CVT eliminates the need for set gear ratios.
As there are no set gear ratios, the CVT greatly reduces the amount of friction that typically takes place in the transmission. The reduced friction helps to provide smooth acceleration, and increase fuel efficiency. Those capabilities are further enhanced by the engine, which employs a variety of different technologies to improve fuel efficiency and power outputs.
Getting behind the wheel of an Earth Dreams-equipped Honda is the best way to get a feel for the unbelievable performance that the technology provides.