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Automatic Versus Manual Transmission Technologies 3D Animation


Which is better: Manual or Automatic transmission? This debate has been present for the last seven decades. Manual and automatic transmissions are completely different technologies, which use different configurations and principles.

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One is based on a simple gear pair, while the other is based on a planetary gear set. One uses a torque convertor, while the other uses a clutch pack. We will do a logical comparison of these technologies in this video.

The key difference between these two transmission models is that a manual transmission requires you to do more work when the vehicle is in motion. A manual transmission allows you to physically shift the vehicle into different gearsusing a clutch pedal and shift knob.


If you like to have full control of your driving experience or like to imagine yourself zipping around a racetrack, then a manual transmission is your the best. On the second case if you just want to jump in your car and hit the road without having to worry about clutches and shifters, then an automatic transmission is the right choice.

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