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AMT USER MANUAL

AMT USER MANUAL

CONTENT :
1-Quick Product Introduction
2-User Interface
3-Dos and donts

QUICK PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

The AMT is obtained by adding to a Manual Transmission gearbox an hydra


called the ADD-ON. This component is in charge of controlling the various
involved in the mechanical operation of the gearbox, i.e.:
- Clutch operation.
- Gear selection

QUICK PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Apart from the Add-on, the AMT is a MANUAL TRANSMISSION, including a c


all the standard internal features of a manual transmission.
The objective of this product is to mix the features of a manual transmissi
(5 gears, reasonable price, reliability) with the confort an fun-to-drive of an
transmission (automatic shifting mode, automatic handling of the clutch).
Oil tank
Electrical oil pump

Pressure
accumulator

Clutch / Clutch housing

Connector

Differential
Valve body

Gearshifting
mechanism

QUICK PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Two hydraulic actuators controlled by a Transmission Control Unit are used t


the vertical (selection) and rotational (engage) movements of the gearshiftin
On the AMT, these actuators are hydraulic jacks driven by electrovalves.

QUICK PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

The complete robot includes 3 actuation jacks (2 which are used to contr
gearshifting mechanism and 1 which is used to control the clutch) and 5 ele
The oil pressure in the circuit is controlled using an electrical pump, a pres
and an accumulator.

USER INTERFACE
CHANGE GEAR
(UPSHIFT)

+
GEARBOX MODE SELECTION:
AUTOMATIC / MANUAL
MANUAL / AUTOMATIC

A/M

NEUTRAL

R
REVERSE
GEAR
CHANGE GEAR
(DOWNSHIFT)

NOTE :
THE AMT IS CONTROLLED USING A SPECIFIC GEARSHIFTING LEVER

USER INTERFACE
IN MANUAL MODE, THE DRIVER IS ONLY
DECIDING
WHEN TO CHANGE GEARS USING THE
GEAR SHIFTING LEVER. THE GEARBOX THEN
AUTOMATICALLY DRIVES THE ACTUAL
GEAR SHIFTING MECHANISM AND THE CLUTCH.

CHANGE GEAR
(UPSHIFT)

THERE IS NO CLUTCH PEDAL

A/M
IN MANUAL MODE, THE DRIVER IS DECIDING
WHEN TO CHANGE GEARS SIMPLY BY
R
PUSHING THE GEAR SHIFTING LEVER
TOWARDS FRONT (UPSHIFT)
OR REAR (DOWN SHIFT). THE SMALL DISPLAY
UNIT INTEGRATED TO THE INSTRUMENT
CLUSTER INDICATES THE CURRENTLY
CHANGE GEAR
ENGAGED GEAR 1, 2,3,4, 5OR R.
(DOWNSHIFT)

USER INTERFACE

IN AUTOMATIC MODE, THE GEARBOX DECIDES WHEN TO CHANGE GEARS


TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DRIVING CONDITIONS AND THE DRIVER DRIVING
THE FOLLOWING RESTRICTIONS APPLY:
1- THERE IS NO P (PARK) FUNCTION,
BUT IT IS POSSIBLE TO STOP THE ENGINE
WITH A GEAR ENGAGED
(TO PARK IN A SLOPE FOR INSTANCE).
WHEN THIS HAPPENS, THE DRIVER NEEDS
TO PRESS THE BRAKE TO BE ALLOWED
TO RESTART THE ENGINE.

+
A/M

2 THE AMT REMAINS A MANUAL GEARBOX,


INCLUDING A CLUTCH INSTEAD OF A
TORQUE CONVERTER. THE CLUTCH
TEMPERATURE IS MONITORED AND
IN CASE THE CURRENT OPERATING
CONDITIONS MAY LEAD IT TO OVERHEATING,
THEN THE DRIVER IS WARNED BY A BUZZER.

N
R

DURING THIS OPERATING MODE, THE SMALL DISPLAY UNIT INTEGRATED TO


INSTRUMENT CLUSTER INDICATES ONLY D, R, OR N.

Dos and donts Slopes

A car fitted with an AUTOMATIC transmission gearbox can be maintained in a


without depressing the brakes, only by playing on the accelerator pedal.
This is possible due to the fact that the torque is transmitted by a TORQUE C
The AMT is based on a MANUAL TRANSMISSION GEARBOX. The component w
transmitting the torque is actually a normal clutch. When using an AMT v
it is possible to keep the vehicle sitting in a slope by only playing on the acce
but, like with all Manual transmissions, this will eventually result in a quick i
the clutch temperature. The clutch temperature is permanently controlled by
using a software strategy (THERE IS NO SENSOR), and when it is found too h
(threshold = 250C), the warning buzzer is activated.

Dos and donts Parking

The AMT is a manual transmission, thus it DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY PARK FUN

On the other hand, like all manual transmissions, it is possible to park the car

a gear engaged, by simply stopping the engine with brakes ON without going

to Neutral. When the car has been stopped with a gear engaged, it is impossi

restart the engine, unless the brakes are depressed. This safety feature is ca
ANTI-START function.
When the vehicle cannot start AND the engine does not rotate,
the first thing to check apart from the battery is this function.
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO LEAVE THE VEHICLE
WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND
A GEAR ENGAGED, SO THE WARNING
BUZZER WILL BE ACTIVATED AS SOON AS
A DOOR IS OPEN IF THE ENGINE
IS RUNNING AND A GEAR IS STILL ENGAGED

WHEN PARKING,
ALWAYS PULL THE HAND BRAKE!

Dos and donts Push-starting


Vehicles using AUTOMATIC transmissions CANNOT be push-started.
As the AMT IS A MANUAL TRANSMISSION,

IT IS POSSIBLE TO CRANK THE VEHICLE WITH A LOW VOLTAGE (above 5 volt


BATTERY, using the PUSH START TECHNIQUE. To do this, just:

-Go to Neutral,
- Ask somebody to push the car,

- As soon as a reasonable speed is reached,( 7kmh or buzzer are activa


push the gear shifting lever towards (+)