Automated clutch control and calibration

  • US 5,624,350 A
  • Filed: 08/28/1995
  • Issued: 04/29/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for controlling an automated vehicular master friction clutch (16) drivingly interposed between an engine (14) and an input shaft (52) of a multiple-speed transmission (12), said clutch having an approach point condition, said method characterized by:

  • (a) determining a value (AP) of said clutch control parameter indicative of said clutch being at the approach point condition thereof; and

    (b) after disengaging said clutch and while awaiting a clutch engagement command, causing said clutch to assume and remain in the approach point condition thereof.

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