OT: Car buffs, help needed

John Sessoms jsessoms002 at nc.rr.com
Sat Oct 31 11:55:13 EDT 2009

From: Igor Roshchin
> Sorry, Paul, - it might not be exactly what you a looking for, but 
> I thought I'd share this thought.
> This is not the cutting-edge technology, but it is something I am
> rather impressed from the technical point of view: the stepless
> transmission in mid-consumer-level passenger cars (e.g. Nissan Rogue,
> Nissan Versa). 
> I heard about their existence several years ago, and I heard
> that some companies have been simulating gear-shifting (the jerky
> motion) on top of it, but I didn't appreciate that they appeared
> in mid-to-low level consumer cars.
> They came to the market so quietly that many consumers (including
> technically-reasonable ones) don't even know about existence of such 
> technology.

A competent driver doesn't produce "the jerky motion" when shifting.

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