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Automatic Transmission (A/T)

What is an automatic transmission?

Automatic transmission changes gears as the vehicle moves, without the driver having to do anything themselves. Automatic cars don’t need a clutch pedal, so they only have two pedals, accelerator and brake.

Related Jargon

What is a continuously variable transmission?

A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is a type of automatic gearbox that can change seamlessly through a range of gears.

What is a dual-clutch automatic gearbox and how does it work?

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is a type of gearbox that uses two separate clutches and sets of gears, with one set for odd gears and another for the even ones. 

What is a car transmission?

A transmission is another name for a car’s gearbox.

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