The 18 AutoShift can skip gears on its own. I want the split upper gears, and there is not an auto verion of the 13. Their 14 speed performance transmission is full auto, with no clutch, and can only be had up to 1750 ft. pounds, which means uprating the motor is no go. I would consider tolerating the lower torque rating, but not the lack of a manual clutch, since it has the lowest ratio of the 18, doesn't split the rest of the bottom side, and splits the top, which would do all I need.
The idea is to gear for 65-70 at cruise, consistent with the speeds out west, but have the capacity to run in the slower areas without having to drop a full hole as would be needed in a 9-10 speed.
Bubble? No. Escape pod? Yeah. I used to be the legal advisor to the Public Health Department where I worked, and had a lot contact with the concept and consequences.