Not sure this has been linked already?
I must say i emphatically disagree with his explanation!!In no particular order:
a)So what if the clutch needs a servo!I can still feel the bite point.And anyway who says a clutch is the deciding factor of the manual trans?
b)“all the systems need dialog with each other,thus a clutch is impossible” Im sure this is pure BS.They can easily fit sensors to detect when the clutch is disengaged.Even if they need to be actual driveline torque sensors,they can stil do it!
c) “auto clutch needed for car control” Similar to above but slightly more true.Traction control systems (or perhaps think specifically slide control) would be trickier when a manual clutch is fitted but certainly not much more so. They could write software that takes into account the break in power from a gearchange.