The world we live in is fast-paced and constantly changing. Individuals, brands and corporates need to evolve, keep up with change, be adaptable and flexible, because one thing we can be sure of is life does not unfold in a straight line.
Many industries, including the automotive industry, have had to transform and change their skill palette, to include staff who are proficient in using technology and that can keep up with the modern technological advancement.
Mercedes-Benz is one of few brands that need no introduction. They have gone from strength to strength with style, innovation, safety, economic value and many technological advancements.
Some of the most recent notable advancements include intelligent head lights, traffic sign recognition, night vision and of course the change from hydro-mechanical automatic transmissions to electronic controlled transmissions.
Some decades ago, in keeping with their commitment to be at the forefront of automobile advancement, hydro-mechanical controls in Mercedes-Benz automatic gearboxes were replaced with electronic controls.
What this essentially means is that gear step changes occur without manually shifting the transmission, by making use of a hydro-mechanical unit. Hydraulic pressure acting on different valves allow hydraulic pressure to be channelled in order to lock or unlock planetary gear sets. These types of Mercedes-Benz gearboxes are easily diagnosed should any shifting problems be experienced, as the problem will be confined to the mechanical components within the transmission itself, the throttle valve or modulator.