Believe it or not, I actually did. My thinking is that it's a "wait and see" issue. There is a very strong likelihood that this setup has been refined from the Class 8 hardware equivalent, and obviously differs in every single piece. They may be performing the same actions, but that doesn't mean they're the same. Just as a Powerglide was a superior transmission to a Fordomatic in the drag racing world, despite relying on the same principles of hydraulics etc. Again, ZF makes a ton of transmissions these days, and I guarantee this isn't the (or their) first electrically-shifted unit. So a better reference would be another passenger car or light duty pickup using electrically controlled shifting.Wow. I have to wonder if the poster above just read the same thread I did.
I read Larry's excellent input as it's not new technology, it has been in use and failing in the class 8 market. The examples used to represent it's success were clearly identified as significantly different methods of shifting, one simply automating the manual functions, the other less successful method appears to be what is being attempted on the Ram 8 speed.
The transmission is not the issue, the method of shifting is the issue.
Reading comprehension; it's apparently not for everyone.....