Semi-automatic transmission – Wikipedia

A semiautomatic transmission (SAT) (also known as a clutchless manual transmission, automated manual transmission, trigger shift, flappypaddle gear shift, or paddleshift gearbox) is an automobile transmission that does not change gears automatically, but rather facilitates manual gear changes by dispensing with the …

Is a FLAPPY-Paddle Gear Box Better than a Stick Shift? | DriveTribe

My first car was a stick shift manual, and one of my favorite things to do in my first car was to downshift in to a stop. There was somethi.

Why do a lot of car guys, especially TopGear, hate flappy-paddle (f1 …

Personally in my “humble” opinion it depends on the car, if ti is like a hot hatch or a FR car with 200 or 300hp it should have a stickshift, but for example a Nissan GTR or a Lexus LFA needs to have a flappypaddle gearbox, because they are made for track times not for “fun”(i’m not saying that those cars aren’t fun, don’t get  …

How paddle shifting works | How It Works Magazine

The clutch pedal and gear stick is a classic combination used in cars with a manual transmission. Some automakers however have moved away from this tried and tested formula with socalled flappy paddle gearboxes. Designed for more precision in gear changes, the system allows the driver to shift gear …

How to Work a Flappy Paddle Gear Box | It Still Runs | Your Ultimate …

Flappy paddle gear boxes give you the control found in a standard gear boxa stick shiftwithout the necessity of a manual clutch. An automatic transmission shifts on its own accord once the …

Stop Calling Them Flappy Paddles – Jalopnik

For years now people call those things behind the steering wheel on manumatic/ dual clutch/selectoshift/tiptastic transmissionequipped cars “flappy paddles.” This is a misnomer.

Can Flappy-Paddle Gearboxes Really Replace The Manual …

Technological progress is both a given and a constant source of controversy in the automotive world. Some new ideas are major improvements, some are huge mistakes, some are compromises. Few are as heavily debated as the increasing popularity of semiautomatic flappypaddle transmissions.

Differences between automatic and semi-automatic gearboxes – Car …

A gearbox that can be used semiautomatically and includes these paddles is known to some by the informal term ‘flappypaddle gearbox’. While there is less effort and engagement involved than with a manual gearbox, driving a car semi automatically still gives the driver the pleasure of pushing the car …

Tips on driving flappy paddles – Page 1 – Advanced Driving …

Next week, i’ll be driving a Ferrari F430 with an F1 gearbox. The guy who owns the car is very experienced and will be able to tell me probably all I need to know. But I’d appreciate a heads up as to the do’s and don’ts from anybody experienced with using this sort of box. I’ve only ever driven full …