‘Giddy up’ hardly seems like a phrase that applies to today’s superb automatic transmissions. Yet, amazingly, moving on from actual horse-drawn carriages, played a key part in the earliest stage of their development. Just after the turn of the 20th century, a gearbox for a horseless carriage was developed by a pair of brothers in Boston.
It had a couple of forward speeds and the change in ratio was delivered by engine-driven flyweights. However, transmissions failed regularly because metallurgists weren’t yet able to cope with such an abrupt gear change.
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