The ultimate goal of drive-line management is low fuel consumption as well as providing the highest possible driving performance within the bounds of good driving safety. This can only be achieved by shifting the operating region on the performance diagram. In order to do this the technical characteristics of the drive-line components must be taken into account.The development of drive-line optimization can be separated into two phases. In the first phase the driver is partially or entirely integrated into the control circuit via external visual and acoustic feedback inputs. In the second phase automatic controls take-over the drive-line management without putting stress on the driver so that the vehicle in effect controls itself.