Scrolling gear ratio selection control system and method

Richard Joseph Bates Ian (Inventor), Ernest Stainton John (Inventor), Stanley Wheeler Robert (Inventor)

Research output: Patent

Abstract

A control system and method for a semi-automatic mechanical transmission system (10) is provided for allowing operator request for a scrolling display of allowable ratios in either the upshift or downshift direction, and for a direct shift into the selected one of the displayed ratios. In one embodiment, retaining the control (1) lever in a displaced position for one or two seconds will initiate the scrolling display, while retaining the transmission engaged in the initial ratio, and subsequently release of the control lever to its centered position will cause a direct shift into the then displayed ratio.
Original languageEnglish
Patent number US5416700A
IPC F16H 47/06
Priority date27/08/92
Filing date11/08/93
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering

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