Running Head: SEQUENTIAL GEARBOXES Abstract This paper will discuss the technology of sequential gearboxes. Relatively new technology, the sequential gearbox has been applied mostly in ATV’s, motorcycles, and the automobile racing industry. Recently this technology has begun to reach passenger cars. There are three main points of discussion; the workings of a manual transmission, how a sequential gearbox works and the advantages of them, and the applications of it today. The sequential gearbox is extremely revolutionary and is only used in high-end passenger cars, but maybe one day it will be a luxury the majority of the population will be able to experience.
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(2) Chevy was founded on November 3, 1911 by Louis Chevrolet as well as William Durant. The first automobile they came out with is the Model D 4 passenger roadster powered by a v8 engine. The first vehicle GMC manufactured was a commercial vehicle called the GMC Electric Furniture Delivery Truck that came out in 1913. Pontiac started as Pontiac Buggy Company in 1893 by Edward Murphy and they were building horse-drawn carriages. Later on in 1907 Murphy realized that the future was motor vehicles and decided to turn the buggy company into Oakland Motor Company.
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The history of the automobile was on-going from 1770 to 1914, and in that time frame, the automobile became something that is widely recognized in modern times. The first attempts to make a car were designed around propulsion from a steam engine. At the time, the steam engine was the best form of an engine. Using heat and water, the steam engine got its power from the pressure of the steam. Although primitive, the steam engine was an important part in the advancement of the automobile.
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You look down at your gauge, thinking to yourself, "I probably filled up before him, and I still have a half of a tank. Now I remember why I bought this thing." Works Cited Hybrid Electric Vehicle Program. DOE. March 26, 2004. http://www.ott.doe.gov/hev/ "Hyper-Mileage Hybrids: 2002 Toyota Prius vs. 2003 Honda Civic: Science fair exhibits or real cars?"