There is a "new" transmission in today's modern cars, they go by different names like: DSG, DCT, PDK and so fort, (not the same as SMG).
They all work on the same principles, truly two transmission paired together and activated by modern electronics.
|The question remains: Why not just stick with modern automatic
Well there are many positives about the DCT (dual clutch transmissions), they're like traditional manual transmissions except there is two of them fused together.
They are optimized for quicker shifts at superior fuel economy compared to either to traditional automatics or manual shifting transmissions.
The first DCT's were build more than thirty years ago but electronics were an issue in the early prototypes which had to be overcome to make it reliable and predictable.
Dual clutch transmissions are lighter and more frugal than traditional automatics.
Since there is no slip between engine and transmission (unlike traditional automatics) there is a 12-20 percent gain in fuel economy.
Dual clutch transmission combines the comfort of an automatic transmission and the sporty handling of a 6 speed manual transmission.
You can find this new advanced transmission in the Bugatti Veyron (made by Ricardo) or Porsche PDK (made by ZF Getriebe GMBH) and BMW (made by Getrag GMBH) and last VW (made by Borg-Warner). If you're looking for more detailed information, please visit the transmission manufacturer website like ZF Getriebe GMBH, (which has a nice video as well).
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