Originally Posted by Falmouthboy
Traditional auto boxes use a torque converter instead of a clutch. This gives the smooth change, but also will cause revs to rise disproportionate to the speed when you accelerate a bit like a slopping clutch feels, but intentional. When the box is locked, the torque converter doesn't cause that 'slush box' slipping clutch feeling when you accelerate in gear.
Ah ok, i get it, thanks. I was in abu dhabi in the UAE last week. The Arabs are a little crazy and accelerate fast. All the time! So the auto box would be locked up, giving the smooth change. Eureka!
I will never complain about the standard of UK driving ever again