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Automated Clutch Control

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Abstract

For drivers with minimal or no leg function, operating automatic transmission vehicles is their only practical option. This is due primarily to limited or no availability of adaptive driving equipment for a manual transmission vehicle. The goal of this project was to design a system that operates the clutch of a manual transmission car with the hand rather than the foot. In this design, the clutch pedal is connected to two servo motors, which are controlled by a finger trigger. Our auto clutch system is called Automated Clutch Control System (ACCS). The inspiration for this project came from one of the authors, Steve Georges, who has cerebral palsy and saw the need for this type of vehicle operational system.

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