What transmission options are there in GRID Autosport?
In GRID Autosport, your transmission is set to Automatic by default unless you are playing on the Master difficulty level. On lower difficulty levels, you can enable Manual transmission by selecting Difficulty Level → Custom Difficulty → Transmission from the Pause menu (also accessible from the Main menu under Options & Extras). When manual transmission is enabled, how you change gears depends on which control method you are using:
If you are using Tilt controls, you can manually shift gears by flicking up or down anywhere on the screen. Flick up to shift up a gear, and flick down to shift down.
If you are using Wheel Touch controls, you shift gears by gently nudging the top of your device away from or towards you. Nudge the device away from you to shift up a gear, and nudge the device towards you to shift down a gear.
Advanced Options (Tilt controls only)
If you are using Tilt controls, you can select different gear shift control methods in GRID Autosport’s advanced options. To open the game’s advanced options, select Options → Advanced Options from the Pause menu (also accessible from the Main menu under Options & Extras → Options). The Options overlay will open. Select Advanced Control Settings → Tilt Controls → Gear Change Control Method. You will see three different gear change control methods:
Nudge device towards/away from you: Selecting this enables the nudge gear controls (described above under Wheel Touch).
Flick up/down on screen: This is the default option for Tilt controls (described above).
On-screen buttons: Selecting this adds gear shift up and gear shift down buttons to the left and right of your screen.
If you are using Wheel Touch controls, you cannot select a different gear change method, but you can invert the nudge gear changes if you wish (i.e. nudge toward you to shift up, and away to shift down). This option can be found in the Options overlay under Advanced Control Settings → Wheel Touch Controls.