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Feb 7, 2022

It’s Official, No More Stick Shifts for Mercedes-Benz

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Using an automatically-operated clutch.

New patent filings from Ford outline a design for a new type of manual box that only uses hand inputs and doesn’t require a clutch pedal to shift, a report from *The Drive* reveals.

With its new design, Ford aims to remove some of the negative associations drivers have with manual transmission vehicles, which has led some big automakers, such as Mercedes-Benz, to announce they will stop producing stick shift cars. ## An easier way to shift gears.

The patent, for a manual transmission with [an] electric clutch\.


Ford’s new patent filings show a new type of manual box design that only uses hand inputs and doesn’t require a clutch pedal to shift.

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