Motor India has introduced the intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) on the Hyundai
Venue SUV that comes with a one litre turbo GDI BS6 petrol engine.
is another Industry first Innovation from Hyundai that offers customers the
convenience of 2-pedal clutch-less technology combined with fun-to-drive elements
of a Manual Transmission.
iMT technology is essentially a revolutionary 2-pedal system that eliminates
the need for drivers to constantly use the clutch pedal as in a conventional
manual transmission. However, with this technology the driver retains the
ability to slot gears manually, thereby delivering enhanced control and
retaining the joy of driving.
iMT technology features a Transmission Gear Shift (TGS) Lever with Intention
Sensor, Hydraulic Actuator and Transmission Control Unit (TCU). The system has
been designed to offer a seamless drive experience by incorporating a cohesive
logic between the various components on manual transmissions:
Transmission Control Unit receives signal from TGS Lever Intention Sensor,
indicating drivers desire to change gears.
TCU sends signal to engage Hydraulic Actuator forming Hydraulic Pressure.
Hydraulic Pressure is then sent to Concentric Slave Cylinder (CSC) through
Concentric Slave Cylinder uses this pressure to control the clutch and pressure
plate, thereby engaging and disengaging the clutch.
Driver is able to seamlessly shift gears without the need to mechanically
operate clutch pedal.
this electromechanical operation of the clutch, iMT will offer drivers all the
pleasures of driving a manual transmission. Further, the technology will
empower customers with a more engaged drive experience by offering enhanced
control over desired torque on wheels without compromising on fuel efficiency and