S-matic: features, advantages & disadvantages

S-matic is a function of manual shifting for automatic transmissions installed on Honda cars. It debuted in 1999 when the second generation of Honda Odyssey was released. The S-Matic …
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D-4D engines: operating characteristics

D-4D is a series of diesel turbocharged engines with the Common Rail direct fuel injection system. They are installed on Toyota and Lexus cars. The engines were first featured …
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What is VSA? Functions and how it works

VSA (vehicle stability assist) is an electronic stability control system installed on Honda and Acura vehicles. It first appeared in the late 1990s. The system is based on ABS. …
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TACshift: features, advantages & disadvantages

TACshift (Touch Activated Control) is a manual gear shifting mode for automatic transmissions, which debuted on the Pontiac Grand Prix G-Force concept car in 2002. It also appeared on …
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2-Tronic — gear boxes for Peugeot cars

2-Tronic is a 5-speed automated transmission installed on some Peugeot cars since 2005. It features a manual control mode and can adapt to individual driving style. Operating principle The …
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