I know that a TCU automates the operation of the clutch. But I'm clueless on how an AMT can do anything a human does using a manual.
1)If you are stopped at a hill. When pulling off, a driver brings clutch to biting point so that the car wont roll back. If an AMT does it, how will it know when and how long to hold a half clutch. Wont it burn the clutch compared to a human?
2) In slow moving traffic, a manual driver creeps along by regulating the clutch depression.
3) Manual drivers use clutch while approaching a junction or roundabout to freely coast thus saving fuel compared to continuous downshifting.
How can an AMT be intelligent enough? Wont it destroy the clutch? Why is it gaining popularity recently in cars?