[MR2] MR2 news from Top Gear
kblake at royalmoore.com
Sat Jan 23 13:22:29 EST 2010
Lets eliminate direct human interaction from the equation. If we have fly-by-wire throttles then our computer can have
ultimate control of the engine output. Couple that with a computer controlled CVT that would allow virtually infinite gearing
opportunities for the control of torque delivered to the rear wheels and we now have a perfectly balanced power delivery
system to both the front and the rear wheels.
Humans will select a preferred direction of travel - forward, backward, none, storage - via a lever. We could include - random
- in the list for excitement ... oh, never mind. The humans can also provide suggestions to our computer about other
activities - accelerate, steady state, decelerate - via a pedal on the floor. But our computer will take care of all the
important details to ensure a perfect driving experience.
Problem solved. A technologically advanced - though possibly numb to use - drive train.</SNIP>
Sounds like a perfect tool for Skynet when it takes over.
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