A double clutch (also called a double declutch) is a method of shifting gears primarily used for vehicles with an unsynchronized manual transmission, such as commercial trucks and specialty vehicles.
With this method, instead of pushing the clutch in once and shifting directly to another gear, the driver first shifts the transmission into neutral before shifting to the next gear. The clutch is pressed with each change.
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