Talk:Tiptronic

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Most of the information in this article should be moved. Tiptronic really does refer to just the Porsche implementation, and all of the pros and cons (most of which are inaccurate in this article anyway) should be moved to a new Manumatic transmission (or similarly named) article. In the worst case, it should be merged into the appropriate section of the automatic transmission article. --Milkmandan 00:07, 2005 Feb 21 (UTC)

Don't you just hate it how every manufacturer has to come up with a different name? It seems that none of them want to be compared according to features, all somehow believing that they will win the brand-name marketing war. It gets worse though; see quattro, which is applied to two radically different technologies. Grrr... AlbertCahalan 22:54, 15 May 2005 (UTC)

Grunt... the trademark laws encourages manufacturers to permute object names, leading to a fantastics growth of "New English Nouns". I am not sure this is good in the long term. BTW: From year 2000 the Honda Odessy Coach has Tiptronic also, I am guessing this is livensed from Porsche. Anon to avoid admin trolls - 202.180.83.6 09:13, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Admin trolls will still find you. :) Anyway, new auto tradenames are being released every year, and Wikipedia articles continue to link to the tradename articles, even if they might be annoying. Hopefully Category:Automotive technology tradenames can be used to more or less relegate them to a corner of wikipedia, and hilight the similarities between them. For now, I don't see articles like this growing very large, compared to core articles like automatic transmission. --Interiot 15:19, 8 March 2006 (UTC)

I understood that the GM Vauxhall/Opel Easytronic system was also a manual gearbox with electro/hydraulic motors doing the shifting as is described for Toyota. In any case, don't most, if not all auto systems offer a manual overrride? This certainly includes the ZF-Sachs CVT system. Cabinscooter 19:30, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

Also, I would question the inclusion of MG Rover's "Steptronic" as this is a CVT system manufactured by ZF. As an earlier contributor says, this site needs correcting or dismantling. Cabinscooter 07:23, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

It might be worth noting that some manufacturers sell transmissions under the name Tiptronic that are not actually tiptronic as described in the article. The Volkswagen Group uses Tiptronic to describe it's use of DSG transmissions.

It's funny (given the above complaints about trademarks) that you use DSG transmissions (a phrase which may be redundant) as a generic term when it is a VW trademark. :) The Wikipedia article about such transmissions is dual clutch transmission. --anon. 141.149.54.135 (talk) 22:43, 30 September 2008 (UTC)