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Old 08-05-2010, 04:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
Coasting Down the Peak
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The digital gas pedal mod would be different than cruise control, it would be set up to give a pulse of power and acceleration exactly at the most efficient throttle position for the given engine load, then as the maximum desired speed is reached, releasing the digital gas pedal would turn the engine off to coast as the pedal was released.

This mod would only be useful in situations where you could EOC.

You might be able to use it in normal traffic. For example on 55 mph country roads, you could do a 50mph-60mph EOC pattern. You would piss off the tailgaters but most traffic could continue at about 55mph.

It would require some operator skill in depressing the digital gas pedal at the same time as engaging the clutch. However we already do this when bump starting.

I do not intend to build this, because it would require many hours on a test track before I would trust my self created controller on the public roads.
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