Driver's Ed Chapter 3

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Shift Lever

Used to select a gear

Cruise Control

Lets you maintain your desired speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator

Shift Indicator

Shows the gear positions of an automatic transmission: contains P, R, N, D, 2, and 1

Mirror's Blind Spots

Areas around the vehicle that the driver cannot see

Tachometer

Indicates the engine revolutions per minute

Odometer

Indicates the total number of miles the vehicle has been driven

Antilock Braking system

Keeps the wheels from locking if the driver brakes hard

Key fob

a hand-held remote control which allows you to lock or unlock the vehicle's doors from a distance

Target

Fixed object that helps you steer the vehicle with pinpoint accuracy

Braking Point

The point at which the brakes begin to work and slow the vehicle

Wheel lock up

Occurs in a vehicle without ABS when the brakes are applied with such force that the wheels stop turning and the tires begin to slide on the pavement

Transmission

Purpose is to convert engine speed into power to turn the wheels of a vehicle

Clutch

Purpose is to connect the rotating engine shaft to the gears in the transmission

Semi Automatic Transmission

"Clutchless manual transmission"

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