OT: Car buffs, help needed

John Francis johnf at panix.com
Sat Oct 31 14:27:50 EDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 11:07:05AM -0600, William Robb wrote:
> A competent driver is doing a lot more than shifting gears, and with rev  
> holders built into pollution control systems, getting absolutely seamless 
> shifting with a manual box is just about impossible.

If you've got computer control of the engine RPM it's not too hard to add
rev-matching programming to practically eliminate jerkiness in shifting.

In fact that's one of the benefits BMW claim for their SMG transmission;
the shifting is smoother (which lets them get away with a smaller clutch).

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