"Ford, GM partner up on six-speed transmission"

Ford, GM partner up on six-speed transmission Two of the world's largest automakers have announced a $720 million investment to build a fuel-saving, six-speed, front-wheel-drive (FWD)
automatic transmission. at http://www.washtimes.com/autoweekend/20051124-011227-3737r.htm
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What ever happened to CVT transmissions?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuously_variable_transmission#History

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Ford has both CVT and six speed tranny in several 2005 and 2006 models as standard equipment.
mike

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I read about this joint venture two years ago and have often wondered if the project ever got off the ground.
It sounds promising if they can ever get their acts together and pull this off successfully.
Ron M.
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