Fuel consumption and emissions are reduced by use of an engine/transmission management system which prevents unnecessary engine operation. During vehicle deceleration and idle modes with the accelerator in its rest position, power transmission from the engine is interrupted and the engine is shut off. The engine operates and power is transmitted to the wheels only when driving force is required. This requires that the accelerator is depressed and a forward or reverse gear is selected. An automatic clutch actuator accomplishes both engagement and interruption of power, and dispenses with a clutch pedal. A microprocessor monitors and controls all system functions.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-38
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 91
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM