The VW Group pioneered dual clutch technology and continues to push dual-clutch technology in Europe. BorgWarner played a key role in the development of VW's DSG 6-speed automatic gearbox, which combines the smoothness of a state-of-the-art torque converter with the fuel efficiency of a lighter and cheaper to manufacture 6-speed manual. BorgWarner is continuing to push back the technical boundaries of dual-clutch innovations. Its DualTronic clutch and transmission control technology enables a conventional, manual gearbox to function as a fully automatic transmission while delivering improved fuel efficiency and enjoyable drive experience. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Bob Blakely, marketing director of BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems.