Automobile Transmission Modes


With the advance in auto technology getting better day by day, substantial efforts is being directed towards the transmission systems. These efforts have led to modern transmission systems which are more effective, automatic and provide faster propulsion than their precedents. However, most of the earlier forms such as the manual transmission are still in use.

Manual transmission

The simplest and oldest type of transmission still in use is the trusty manual. This gearbox uses a friction clutch modulated by the driver’s foot to connect the engine’s rotational energy to the transmission’s input shaft. From there, a fixed set of gears are engaged using a syncro and gear-selector fork connected to the shifter operated by the driver’s right hand (or left, in certain countries). Full Article