TITLE

Sticks hit the skids

AUTHOR(S)
Rechtin, Mark; Robinson, Aaron
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Automotive News;1/10/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5856, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the growing popularity of automatic transmission systems among automobile drivers in the United States. Comparison with manual transmission systems; Improvement and evolution of automatic systems; Simplification of driving; Automatics' addition of a fifth gear; Improvement of electronics for better shift quality and performance.
ACCESSION #
2691440

 

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