Nine tech innovations that lead to savings at the pump

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Dual Clutch Transmissions

Dual Clutch Transmissions, available in vehicles such as the Dodge Dart, marry the best traits of the traditional hydraulically operated automatic transmission with the good, old-fashioned manual transmission. A dual clutch transmission is manual transmission, but instead of the driver changing gears by moving the shift lever, fast-acting, computer-controlled electronic solenoids shift the gears. The car delivers the fuel efficient and fast-acting responsiveness of a manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic.