The Japanese carmaker Toyota is going to patent how a manual transmission works for electric cars. That way, Toyota hopes to attract fans of manual transmissions.
Many car enthusiasts prefer a manual transmission to an automatic because of the ability to feel better in the car and get more driving pleasure. As a result, they want to keep their cars as they are because they do not want to change them yet. But most electric cars do not have a transmission so there is no need for them to do so. Toyota decided to change the situation.
A Japanese company filed eight applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for an electric car that has a simulated manual transmission. Each of the applications describes the individual components of the system giving the impression of driving a car with mechanics.
The simulated clutch and gear shift will adjust the engine’s torque. The third pedal will vibrate and make a clicking noise, which gives the appearance of an incomplete clutch. The gear shifter will also produce the sounds of a tachometer as you slow down or stop.
Automakers say they have come up with a new system that will allow drivers to feel “manual-like” driving while at the same time, people will no longer have to deal with problems associated with manual transmissions.