Paddle shifters use electronic controls to allow drivers to shift gears in an automated manual transmission. This approach gives the driver the precision shifting one would expect from a manual transmission without havin... More »

When utilizing the calorie-shifting diet, people consume greatly differing amounts of calories on different days, says Calorie Secrets. The diet is supposed to confuse the human metabolism and thereby kick-start metaboli... More » Health Nutrition & Diets Diet Plans

A dual-clutch transmission, also called an automated manual transmission or semi-manual automatic, is a transmission with internal gears that shift using two electro-hydraulically actuated clutches. The vehicle's compute... More »

A dual mass flywheel works by decreasing shaking when shifting the gears of a high-performance luxury car or a light-duty truck with a manual transmission and diesel engine. Dual mass flywheels work best when the engine ... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Transmission

The chief advantage of a five-speed manual transmission over a transmission with four or fewer gears is the presence of the additional gear ratio in the five-speed transmission gives the driver more options to match gear... More »

A manual transmission uses a series of different-sized gears to multiply and transmit power from the engine to the wheels of the vehicle. It does this by using gear ratios. In a system of two gears, in which one gear is ... More »

A Tiptronic transmission can function as an automatic transmission or a manual transmission depending on which setting has been selected. Tiptronic devices often have special performance settings to give the driver more ... More »