Small capacity or "step-thru" types of motorcycles, such as the , and and Townmate, use a semi automatic gearbox with a "heel and toe" foot change in the standard motorcycle position but without the need for conventional clutch operation.
The Self-Changing Gears automated gearbox was also fitted to the several thousand diesel railcars built for the British railway system in the late 1950s-early 1960s, which lasted in service until the 1990s-2000s. Their whole engine-transmission system was based on that from the main bus manufacturers of the period such as Leyland and . Gear selection was by the train driver with a hand-held lever as the train accelerated. Such trains were formed of a number of such railcars coupled together and each power car had two engine/automated gearbox units mounted under the floor. Synchronising controls by control cables connected through the train ensured all the gearboxes under all coaches of the train changed gear together.
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Automatic gearboxes include high precision components that need to be stripped and rebuilt to the most accurate tolerances. So don’t trust yours to just any mechanic or your repair could turn out to be short-lived. We have the latest diagnostic and scanning equipment that enables us to find the specific problems, and we insist on the highest standards of components when replacing and rebuilding any automatic gearbox.