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Automatic vs Manual Transmissions

Automatic vs manual transmission operation along with thier benefits and drawbacks when compared to each other

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Transaxle explained - Why High End

A Transaxle is where an automotive transmission and differential are combined into one unit which is then connected to the axles of the driven wheels

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Atkinson Cycle explained - Why High End

The Atkinson Cycle alters the length of and/or the characteristics of the intake, compression and power strokes in the internal combustion engine to improve fuel efficiency

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Electric Car explained - Why High End

An Electric Car uses an electric motor or motors instead of an internal combustion engine to propel itself which is powered by a large battery

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Premium audio system on high end vehicles

A premium audio system from the collaborations of high end car companies and high end audio companies to bring you a superb sound in your vehicles

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Hill Start Assist explained - Why High End

Hill Start Assist is a feature that's used to prevent a vehicle from rolling downhill as you're about to drive off or move from a standstill on an incline

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Twin Turbo and Biturbo explained- Why High End

Twin Turbo or Biturbo engines use two turbochargers to compress the incoming air to the engine as opposed to a (usually larger) turbo

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Automotive Launch Control explained - Why High End

What is launch control in the automotive industry and how does this feature improve the performance of the vehicles that have them?

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Benefits of a dual clutch transmission - Why High End

The Dual Clutch Transmission or DCT is a type of automated manual transmission that uses two clutches which results in extremely quick gearshifts

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Automated Manual Transmission | Semi Automatic Transmission

An Automated Manual Transmission or Semi Automatic Transmission allows manual gear changes and uses a clutch but facilitates the gear changes without a clutch pedal

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Spaceframe Explained - Why High End

A Spaceframe Chassis is an assortment of interlocking struts and braces arranged in triangular or pyramid like patterns to make a complete frame

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Forged Engine | Forged vs Cast - Why High End

A Forged Engine refers to an engine where some of the metallic parts have been made via the forging process as opposed to casting for improved strength and stress endurance

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Retractable Spoiler explained - Why High End

A Retractable Spoiler is an automotive rear spoiler with the ability to extend and retract from the trunk or tailgate

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Traffic Sign Recognition explained - Why High End

Traffic Sign Recognition is a feature on some vehicles where the vehicle is able to recognise certain traffic signs along the roadway and inform the driver

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Aerodynamic Diffuser explained - Why High End

An aerodynamic diffuser, rear diffuser or automotive diffuser is a feature used on the underside of a vehicle to improve the downforce of a vehicle

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