The scope and purpose of this SAE Recommended Practice is to provide a standard pattern or sequence for the manual control of automatic transmissions in passenger cars and light-duty trucks. This generally refers to left hand drive mechanical shift applications.
This document is published as Stabilize – The J915 content is not fully compliant with current industry developments and as such, may require a different standard.
The content within the J915 standard relies on Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) 102 and 114. Portions of the J915 standard that are unique may not represent current common practices within the user community. When this standard was initially published, it reflected a common philosophy towards automatic transmission manual controls sequence. Since that time, changing technologies like self-driving cars, satellite controlled driven cars and electric cars may have led members of the user community to have potentially divergent methods for manual controls sequences of automatic transmissions beyond the minimum requirements specified within the applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. As a result, a different standard may be required.