Satellite Aided Transmission
That headline conjures images of an advanced spaceship project. Some sort of pie-in-the-sky mission to Mars type of thing. The reality is much less sci-fi, and involves a car. The car in question is the Rolls Royce Wraith, and the satellite aided transmission is the latest fascinating example of just how advanced our technology is getting. In a nutshell, the system combines the GPS signal and the onboard nav computer to track what is coming up and choose the proper gear from the eight speed transmission. Of course, this is a $300K car, but these technologies do have a way of trickling down. You can read more about it at the Rolls Royce Wraith website.