semiautomatic transmission

semiautomatic transmission

[¦sem·ē‚ȯd·ə′mad·ik tranz′mish·ən]
(mechanical engineering)
An automobile transmission that assists the driver to shift from one gear to another.
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In 1956, he was able to try out a Citroen DS with semiautomatic transmission.
The B-Class will mark the arrival of two new petrol engines, a sleek body with class leading aerodynamics and a new seven speed semiautomatic transmission - all of which are designed to keep emissions down and deliver top rate fuel economy.
Its innovative clutchless semiautomatic transmission was always one of the car''s weak points.