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Manual transmissions play a dominant role in India with a market share of more than 90%. Any technology that improves their fuel consumption and their comfort for end users is highly welcome if it is affordable regarding “value for money”. Schaeffler offers a technology to meet these challenges with the concept of Electronic Clutch Management (ECM). By implementing an intelligent mechatronic clutch actuator with specific, integrated sensors directly inside the actuator, this development prepares the ground for a new era that says farewell to the clutch pedal and achieves the target of using a 2-pedal system.