Toyota Sells Fewer And Fewer Manual Transmissions — Here's How Many Fewer

Toyota sells fewer and fewer manual transmissions  — here's how many fewer

It probably comes as no surprise that manual transmissions are on uncertain ground these days. Fewer models are offered with them, and public perception is that rowing-your-own is more of an enthusiast thing. But carmakers do not stick with automatics for no reason: expected and realized demand tells manufacturers if it's worth engineering a three-pedal variant. A good example is the new Toyota Supra, which only comes as automatic. There's surely a justified reason for the omission of a manual option, especially when we take a look at these manual take-rate figures provided by CarBuzz.

You can buy the Corolla sedan and hatch as a manual, just like the Tacoma, Yaris sedan and the 86 coupe. CarBuzz discussed the manual gearboxes' popularity with a Toyota representative at a Supra launch event, and the numbers are telling.

Fujitsu, Petra, And Nedo Achieve World's Lowest Energy Requirements Of 5 Mw Per 1 Gbps For High-speed Inter-processor Data Transmissions

Fujitsu, PETRA, and NEDO Achieve World's Lowest Energy Requirements of 5 mW per 1 Gbps for High-Speed Inter-Processor Data TransmissionsFujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Fujitsu Laboratories of America, Inc., the Photonics Electronics Technology Research Association (PETRA), and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) today announced that they have jointly developed the world's most energy-efficient silicon photonics(1) optical transceiver circuit for high-speed data transmissions between CPUs in servers and supercomputers, requiring only 5 mW of electricity per 1 Gbps(2) of transmission speed.

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops High Density Multi-lane Optical Transceiver Circuit For High-capacity Inter-processor Data Transmissions

Fujitsu Laboratories Develops High Density Multi-Lane Optical Transceiver Circuit for High-Capacity Inter-Processor Data TransmissionsFujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced that it has developed the world's first optical transceiver circuit in which multiple circuit lanes can be laid out in parallel, paving the way for higher-capacity data transmissions between CPUs in future servers and supercomputers.