Automatic transmissions tend to be more efficient than conventional manual transmissions in terms of fuel efficiency and fuel consumption. Manual vehicles are often associated with the fuel efficiency of automatic transmissions because they rely on torque converters to change gears. Apart from that, the automatic transmission has evolved and replaced the traditional manual transmission for better mileage and service life.
Most modern automatic transmissions are more fuel efficient and reliable than their manual counterparts. Automatic transmissions have evolved from the original manual transmissions of the early 20th century.
It is important to understand how an automatic transmission works compared to a manual transmission, and it is essential that you understand what the different types of automatic transmissions are and how they differ from each other and from manual transmissions.
Although most automatic transmissions allow you to move the gearbox quickly and firmly to shift gears, they are not considered as responsive as manual transmissions, as you are offered the option of selecting a gear with a knob or paddle.
Here are the types of Automatic Transmissions:
1. Automated-Manual Transmission
2. Traditional Automatic Transmission
3. DSG Gearbox
4. Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
5. Dual-Clutch Transmission (DCT)
6. Tiptronic Transmission