A down shift in an automatic transmission (AT) caused by depressing the throttle is called as a kick down.
Easy-to-use term for deceleration in vehicles with AT.
A sensor mounted on the engine that is designed to detect high-frequency vibrations caused by detonation. By employing a knock sensor, a computerized engine-control system allows an engine to operate very near its detonation limit.
Vastly improves output of power and fuel efficiency.