Different Culture's Behavior Patterns in Metropolitan Areas

The Start of Manual Transmissions

Making a car is surely difficult, but what deemed to be more challenging than building the car is making the car move and accelerate. Being able to transfer power from the engine to the wheels of the car has become a task inventors solved in the past and resulted to what now is the heart of an automobile, its transmission. Back Then, Manual Transmission was all there is to a car.
Having an engine is a must for the car, though the gasoline engine develops their torque to a very narrow speed range, several gears were needed to reach useful road speeds and so a pair of Frenchmen - Louis-Rene Panhard and Emile Levassor -- in 1894, introduced the manual transmissions of today. They invited the press and released a statement claiming their invention to be the most revolutionary advancement in automobile industry. Unfortunately, the engine in their demo died during the conference and so they were forced to explain their work in a chalkboard in front of bored press corps.
Their reputation was tarnished and was kept worse by a newsman announcing their work to be a “Hocus-Pocus”. After a year from that disastrous day they experienced, they once again regained their reputation and people’s trust through their revolutionary car that didn’t just impressed the industry with its manual transmission alone but its whole drive train. In 1904, the Panhard-Levassor sliding gear manual transmission was adopted by many carmakers. It became the model for most cars in 90 years since then. Though changing in form, the sliding gear manual Transmission of the Frenchmen were kept in use. Obviously, improvements were made the most significant being the synchronization system that allows drive and driven gears to synchronized without gear clashing. This system allowed both sets of gears to reach the same speed before they are engaged.
From the creation of that sliding gear manual transmission, many attempts to improve the experience of the driver were made. From manual transmissions, automatic transmissions were introduced. But even so, all the transmission made so far has one common goal, to make the shifting of gears easier and the life of a driver safer and more comfortable.

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