Faith of the Toyota, the manual transmission is not dead

Avto 16 August, 2017
  • Aleksei –

    Frédéric Mercier

    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 13:24

    Tuesday, 15 August, 2017 13:24

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    The manual transmission is slowly disappearing from the automotive world, but it has apparently not said its last word.

    According to a patent application filed last January, and recently made public by Motor1, Toyota would have developed a new type of manual transmission which could give a blow of youth to this option too often ignored by motorists.

    The patent of Toyota is rather simple, at least on paper. Its transmission works like any other manual transmission with a clutch pedal and a gear lever. Except that an automated system can facilitate the operation.


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    The transmission could thus prevent the driver to access some of the reports that are likely to damage the mechanics of the vehicle. For example, if you are in fourth gear and want to downshift into third, the box Toyota could block the first speed, thereby preventing a stupid mistake.

    The transmission could also pass itself to neutral without driver intervention. This could put an end to the false starts that are stalling the engine. Because yes, it’s all already happened, and this is a little embarrassing!

    Manual Transmission



    For the sake of fuel economy, the transmission could shift to neutral when the vehicle does not need engine power to keep moving forward.

    This patent will revolutionize probably not the world, but it shows that Toyota still believes in the viability of the manual transmission. With a little assistance… It is always nice to win!

    Remains to be seen if Toyota has really go ahead with this patent…