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Old 05-17-2018, 01:45 AM   #217 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
If automated manuals are increasing MPG, that suggests poorly trained/incentivised manual drivers, doesn't it?
It may not be that simple. You know, apart from usually having more gears and a poorer torque-to-weight ratio, big rigs usually resort to non-synchro transmissions. Well, just remind of how the Army had to deal with this problem when the Hummvee was under development, simply required automatic transmissions to be a standard fitment (even though an automatic may make sense under certain circumstances when some mistake with the clutch or the shifter in a war-torn zone may result in deaths or serious wounds to the driver and passengers).
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