Usually, few people think about how the gear shift lever (including the “automatic”) is connected with the gearbox itself. Until now, either a traction system or a cable drive has been used. Each option has its own drawbacks and advantages, but there is one thing in common: from the lever to the box it is necessary to stretch the mechanical connection, and these are the dimensions, design restrictions, labor-intensive and material-intensive technologies, finally.

Therefore, the emergence of a Shift-by-Wire gearbox control system developed by Dura Automotive and already used on the Citroen-C4 Picasso with an automatic transmission is logical.