Life Racing offers two different pneumatic actuator systems depending on application and budget. Both systems are suitable for all sequential gearboxes and are operated by the driver via paddle switches mounted on the back of the steering wheel. Each system includes throttle blipping and engine cut software, which is used on downshifts/upshifts, in order to equalise the input and output shaft speeds. If a Life Racing ECU is being used for engine control, then the gearbox control algorithm can be integrated into that unit for an efficient single-box solution. A Life Racing ECU may also be operated as a standalone gearbox control unit with any alternative engine management system or to run third party systems including hydraulics and closed loop clutch position from steering wheel paddles.