Can one change an automatic to a Semi-automatic transmission/Sequential transmissions?

Thinking of buying an old corolla or civic and wanted a little bit of fun while keeping the mindlessness of driving an auto when I feel like it.

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Is it possible to program a car with an automatic transmission to work as a semi-automatic?

Ok. I know it sounds weird but I'm curious about it.

As the title says, is it possible to program a ecu to work as a semi-automatic transmission in a car that has an automatic transmission? I was thinking that by adjusting some limits on the shifting, utilizing the OBDII port an input, and programming an external board I could send a signal to the ecu that would permit the changing of the gears at the user's will.

This is a purely hypothetical question for now since I lack the skills to fully understand programming yet, but it would be interesting to know if I could leave it as a future project.

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This sounds just like a Semi-automatic transmission but with extra steps
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First time with semi-automatic transmission (PS4 controller)

I started to play Dirt 4 a couple of months ago. Now I'm playing Dirt 2.0 y things go well with certain cars, so I want to start to use semi-manual transmission. I hope I can handle to set the right Gear and hear at the same time to the copilot... So... Any advice to do it well?

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We all like pilarless coupes. This one is a 1957 DKW F83 "Sonderklasse", with the rare Saxomat semi-automatic transmission.
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2020 Ganller 125 Senaline. Powered by a Ganller 4.5L "Turbo Diesel" Straight 6 with an 8 speed automatic transmission. Top of the line luxury in a work truck package the the torque of a semi. v.redd.it/zqffgt0uvjm41
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The history of the semi-automatic transmission.

The history of the semi-automatic transmission

The 641

Ever wondered when drivers started changing gears through paddles on the steering wheel?

Today we explore the origins of the nowadays standard that is the semi-automatic clutch in racing.

  • Origins

It's widely known that Ferrari first implemented this solution in 1989, on John Barnard's F189.

Allegedly, Barnard came up with the solution in 1986 while working at McLaren and brought it with him when he transferred to Ferrari.

This isn't quite right, since the project of a semi-automatic transmission is years older than that, to be exact, 10 to 11 years older than that.

It's 1978 and after designing the transversal gearbox and the flat V12, implemented on the cars (that were his designs) that would bring Ferrari the drivers titles in '75,'77 and '79 and the constructors titles in '75, '76, '77 and '79, Mauro Forghieri came up with the idea of automating the transmission in a way that the driver would not require the use of a clutch pedal or take the hands off the steering wheel, shortening the overall time of shifting and making the driver more comfortable and less error-prone.

The 312 T3

The first prototype was finished and mounted on an old 312 T3 model, that was renamed as 312 EVO, and the first shakedown took place on a snowy day in Fiorano, in January 1979, the car was driven by test driver Giorgio Enrico under the close eyes of Enzo Ferrari that affirmed he had a similar idea during the war when his company's production was transformed from cars to machine tools because of the conflict.

The solution featured two steel balancers on the steering wheel, that were the pioneers of nowadays paddle-shifters, in place of the gear-shift cloche.

It wasn't all roses though, initially the prototype was said to weight 20-30 kilograms more than the normal car, and Forghieri said that the valves for that prototype gearbox were straight out of machine tools, since there wasn't a dedicated budget for that project.

It was eventually slimmed down to a couple of kilograms more than a normal gearbox, but the theoretical advantage and potential was great: weight distribution could be optimized, the gear-shifts were faster and didn't require the driver to take off the hands off the steering wheel or shift into neutral gear.

Testing continued with test drivers and briefly with Jody Scheckter before it was decided to propose and let test t

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Suzuki Developing Semi-Automatic Transmission for the Hayabusa motorcycle.com/mini-featu…
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How does one operate a semi automatic transmission?

I'll be getting a semi auto car very soon and I can't find any relevant information as to how shifting gears on that type of transmission usually works. The internet only tells me how the changes are electronically conducted. Any advice is appreciated. Cheers

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Which transmissions are automatic / semi-automatic in real life?

In the interests of playing with a little more realism. I know the Allison transmissions are traditional automatics with a torque converter, and I think some of the other transmissions are semi-automatic but I don't know which.

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Converting a car with a manual transmission to a semi-automatic transmission?

I'm working with a group that is attempting to turn a manual car into a semi-automatic car. Right now, we have a custom clutch installed in the vehicle with a release bearing connected to a hydraulic line with a master cylinder. We want to be able to control the clutch using a computer. Our clutch needs about 500 lbs of force to disengage it.

My question is, what sort of electrical device would be suitable for actuating a master cylinder? Furthermore, does anyone have any experience or know of any example where someone attempted to turn a manual car into a semi-automatic car?

Thanks for your time

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Is it possible to build a CVT transmission with a sequential or semi-automatic launch gear ?

What about those sequential/semi-automatic transmissions which can enter a full-auto mode like the ones used in 1990s Williams F1 cars, could that technology be used in the launch gear of a CVT ?

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[GT Sport] How Can You Use Semi-Automatic Transmission?

Hi everyone,

I'm loving GT Sport, but I really want to have semi-automatic transmission for my vehicles. Instead of fully manual or fully automatic, I want to be able to force a gear change manually at times, however, sometimes I'll just want it to do it for me to make it easier.

Is there a way to do this?

Thanks :)

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2007 Toyota Camry semi-automatic transmission question

I recently acquired a newer car than I'd been driving around before, and noticed that I'm able to slide the gear shift to the left while in drive mode and manually select which gear I want to be in. This is an entirely new experience to me, as I've only driven a purely automatic car and never fiddled with the L or 2nd gear (I don't live in a hilly or snowy area, so there hasn't been much need).

I can't seem to find anything on google that would point me to when I should shift, or even what gear or RPM range I should be looking for. I have absolutely zero experience outside of an automatic, so I really want to read up on this before I start playing with it. Does anyone have information that could help me learn how to effectively use the gear select in my camry?

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Question about semi automatic transmission

First of all, am I correct in thinking the Audi Tiptronic and S tronic are both "flappy paddle" transmissions when the gear lever is in the semi automatic mode? If so, from what I understand, there are two types of semi automatic transmission. One operates like an automatic transmission, but allows the driver to select when to up- and downshift, and the other is mechanically laid out like a manual transmission but is hydraulically operated (I think this one is often called 'double clutch'). Am I correct in thinking this? Secondly, which of these types is associated with the quickest shifts and best performance? I had heard it was the automated version of the manual rather than the selective version of the automatic. Is something like the Porsche PDK an example of the automated version of the manual?

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Do Any Ford fiestas have semi automatic transmission?

Hi, I'm interested in purchasing a fiesta as a daily driver but I also would like a standard car because the shifting is so much fun. But during stop and go traffic it light be annoying as a daily driver. I know certain cars have a semi auto mode where you shift up and down sequentially and no need for a clutch. Any idea if any fiesta models have it?

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Semi-automatic transmission

Hey guys, anyone has experience using a semi-auto transmission? Do I need to let go of the accelerator/brake when shifting up/down gears?

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What is the point of a semi-automatic transmission?
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The history of the semi-automatic transmission.

The history of the semi-automatic transmission

The 641

Ever wondered when drivers started changing gears through paddles on the steering wheel?

Today we explore the origins of the nowadays standard that is the semi-automatic clutch in racing.

  • Origins

It's widely known that Ferrari first implemented this solution in 1989, on John Barnard's F189.

Allegedly, Barnard came up with the solution in 1986 while working at McLaren and brought it with him when he transferred to Ferrari.

This isn't quite right, since the project of a semi-automatic transmission is years older than that, to be exact, 10 to 11 years older than that.

It's 1978 and after designing the transversal gearbox and the flat V12, implemented on the cars (that were his designs) that would bring Ferrari the drivers titles in '75,'77 and '79 and the constructors titles in '75, '76, '77 and '79, Mauro Forghieri came up with the idea of automating the transmission in a way that the driver would not require the use of a clutch pedal or take the hands off the steering wheel, shortening the overall time of shifting and making the driver more comfortable and less error-prone.

The 312 T3

The first prototype was finished and mounted on an old 312 T3 model, that was renamed as 312 EVO, and the first shakedown took place on a snowy day in Fiorano, in January 1979, the car was driven by test driver Giorgio Enrico under the close eyes of Enzo Ferrari that affirmed he had a similar idea during the war when his company's production was transformed from cars to machine tools because of the conflict.

The solution featured two steel balancers on the steering wheel, that were the pioneers of nowadays paddle-shifters, in place of the gear-shift cloche.

It wasn't all roses though, initially the prototype was said to weight 20-30 kilograms more than the normal car, and Forghieri said that the valves for that prototype gearbox were straight out of machine tools, since there wasn't a dedicated budget for that project.

It was eventually slimmed down to a couple of kilograms more than a normal gearbox, but the theoretical advantage and potential was great: weight distribution could be optimized, the gear-shifts were faster and didn't require the driver to take off the hands off the steering wheel or shift into neutral gear.

Testing continued with test drivers and briefly with Jody Scheckter before it was decided to propose and let test

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