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Old 08-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #387 (permalink)
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Probably makes sense.

I typically drive stoplight to stoplight in heavy traffic and my civic coasts almost too well, so I typically begin braking very early.

I'm mostly just bad at pulse and glide in the city (I still think I'm better than 95% of the the other idiots on the road). Maybe a 3rd switch to sense moderate-hard acceleration or braking?

Also, I believe at least one manufacture (Mazda) is doing something similar - disconnecting the alternator at cruise, and using the alt. to charge a capacitor when braking.
MAZDA:Regenerative Braking System | Environmental Technology
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