Manual transmissions were the first and most common type of transmission to be fitted in cars to benefit from different gear ratios between the respective propulsion of engine and drivetrain. They basically involve the activation by the driver of the clutch by a foot pedal, the positioning of gears by a gear stick, and the respective coordination of the fuel supply through a throttle pedal.
Manual transmissions cost less to manufacture and their reparation in case of malfunction is less complex and costly than that of automated ones. As compared with fully automated devices, it also allows for a potential greater fuel efficiency (albeit not necessarily) as the driver can judge what especial conditions of driving allow for taller ratios and lower supply of fuel. The risk of engine breakdown due to over-revving has additionally been significantly reduced through the fitting of electronic rev-limiters.
More significantly, however, the greater advantage of manuals lies in the substantially different driving experience. Automobiles with manual gearboxes situate the driver in command of all the important functions of the vehicle, such as gear selection, amount and duration of clutch activation, fuel supply, all of whose related combinations allow for an infinite range of subtle variations of the dynamics of the machine. Automobile enthusiasts, that is, individuals related to vehicles seeking the sensorial experience of driving for its own sake rather than as a means of transport or of merely attempting to move measurably faster, tend to value all the mechanical operations implied by active driving rather than seeking promised marginal gains in speed by the delegation of functions to the vehicle's automated systems. The experience of directly controlling and operating the main variables and functions of the vehicle and for the driver to be organically integrated with the whole of the machine is believed to be of greatest appeal to car enthusiasts.
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Shifting gears, 12 speed Volvo
More of me showing of. . . .
sharing with youtubers, driving modern heavy vehicles.Today I'm in an 2007
FM12 Volvo, fitted with Volvo's own electronically controlled 12 speed
automatic/semi automatic clutchless gearbox.
I must admit I didn't like the Idea at first (I'm a roadranger man myself),
but after spending a couple of days with this, I was hooked, real bit of
trick gear, others European truck manufactures have similar concept's
(likely sourced from ZF), HEAPS more drivable than the self shifting
Roadranger, faster and smoother
than the 'BENZ.
Ford PowerShift Dual-clutch Transmission
In this video: Using Sport and Manual modes, problems I'm having prior to
the reflash TSB that was released, short drive demonstrating the lag and
harshness in the drivetrain.
AWD vs RWD vs RWD
Subaru Legacy AWD vs Ford Mondeo FWD vs Volkswagen Passat FWD & ASR vs
Mercedes 320 S RWD & ASR
Driving a Manual- First Time!
This is a performance piece of my first time driving a manual car. I hadn't
driven in quite some time before that because I lived downtown Portland OR
for school and didn't require the need for a car.
Hope you enjoy my video project for Time Arts Video class at WSU.
Joe Dizon's VIP GS - Round 2
When I started making car videos, Joe Dizon's Lexus GS was my first test
dummy. Some time has passed, I've tried to develop some, and I wanted to
give his car another shot.
CRUSHING GEARS IN A 2004 BMW M3 6MT in the summer time
First you get the money.... then you get the power...
THIS IS HOW YOU GET THE GROCERIES.
I DEDICATE THIS VIDEO TO ALL THE WEAK DRIVING FIFIMEN IN THE WORLD.
wATCH THIS WORK DONE.
Please see my other BMW videos, including a few on track.
Thanks for all the comments!
How To Drive A Car (Automatic Transmission)
How to drive an automatic car. I apoligize for the clicking, my camera was
acting weird. Hopefully this will help you if you just have absolutely no
clue how to drive. DON"T HATE!