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Old 12-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MazdaMatt View Post
I wish i had funding dollars because i could totally develope a control algorith that would be way more advanced that anything that you all are telling me that production cars do.

It is absolutely SILLY that this autostick mode would have a faster quarter mile than CVT mode. CVT mode should simply lock the engine RPM at max power and change the gear ratio to suit wheel speed. It should not be beatable in acceleration OR mpg.
so you'd need a unit that could handle intense torque on a sliding ratio, not easy to put together, and you'd need to know exactly what the driver wanted, right then, all the time, and how the engine and transmission should be configured for best performance either way, and you'd need to factor in the differences in people driving, and make sure it all works best, and lighter than the manual, and reacts just as quickly, and costs about the same. otherwise it either wont work or people wont buy it. hence the case with the cailber.
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