Re: How does advanced driving deal with a modern manual gearbox
Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 7:37 pm
Always wanted a go in an Imp-alike. When I was 18 it was the car I dreamt of buying. Never been in one
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Mr Cholmondeley-Warner wrote:Always wanted a go in an Imp-alike. When I was 18 it was the car I dreamt of buying. Never been in one
waremark wrote:We also agree that the gear-change indicators are set to maximize economy.
TheInsanity1234 wrote:Certainly not the most fuel efficient, but it makes sense, as if you get the accelerating job over and done with as fast as possible, you can get back into the most fuel efficient gear, which is better than gradual acceleration in too high a gear!
Jonquirk wrote:If I understand correctly the black boxes offered by insurance companies penalise harsh acceleration regardless of whether or not it is ultimately beneficial to fuel economy, preferring instead to have people chugging along gaining speed slowly.
Jonquirk wrote:Another thing that sticks from the article is he idea that you can't save fuel going uphill so you might as well save time: power up the hill as fast as possible, get the climbing over and settle back to an economic cruising speed.
TheInsanity1234 wrote:One such example is on my commute, where there's a short upwards gradient immediately after 30 signs. Most people I know tend to slow down to 30 to enter the zone then have to use engine power to get up the short gradient, whereas I tend to slow down to pass the signs at around 40, then that allows me to make it up the gradient and I'm usually doing just under 30 at the top of it!