Patent Number: 6,674,360

Title: Apparatus for controlling vehicle transmission

Abstract: An apparatus for controlling a vehicle transmission includes a camera that generates an image signal indicating the situation in front and behind the vehicle, a shift operation body that generates an operation signal indicating a shift operation position of the shift operation body that is operated by a driver, and a control unit that controls the transmission in accordance with the operation signal. The control unit determines whether movement of the vehicle is obstructed on the basis of the image signal and invalidates the operation signal to prohibit the operation of the transmission.

Inventors: Nakamura; Toru (Aichi, JP), Hayashi; Masaki (Aichi, JP)

Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai Rika Denki Seisakusho

International Classification: F16H 61/16 (20060101); B60Q 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 01/06/2012