And Ars drove it and liked it.
Apparently it even simulates a fake stall if you dump the fake clutch.
Only real world use case for this would be to teach stick to a non stick person without worrying about burning up clutches or grinding gears all the time.
I could see driving schools maybe getting a cheap EV with this.
To be honest, I dont know why we havent even move past manual transmissions at this point.
Has advantages over automatic transmission. I’m not saying these are relevant for everyday use, but there is a difference.
I won’t ever buy a car with automatic transmission…maybe if I’m in retirement age and can’t shift gears anymore for mental reasons.
Tf… did you just low key insulted automatic transmission drivers (me, lol)…
As a motorcyclist, I can say I hate auto transmission on them. I feel being able to control the clutch is critical to a good driving experience - especially when you’re at a very low speed. (But yes I know there are people who love auto transmissions even for motorcycles)
As for cars… technically manual transmissions are a bit cheaper to make, and it ain’t a security flaw. But I do understand to move away from them, even if it makes my inner car nerd sad.
Oh, and some EV motorcycles still have a clutch (not a manual shifting device), those being the racing sort.
On the other side of the spectrum, I’ll never buy a car that DOESN’T have an automatic transmission. Everyone can keep their driving experience or whatever, I’ll be smiling in barely crawling traffic lol
What I don’t like is how they make the revs in electric motors change like you’re going through fake gears. I know people say it feels like a slipping clutch because they don’t understand that’s not how CVTs work, but let me turn it that bullshit off at least
Some manuals in petrol engines play engine noise through the speakers to make it sound better than it is.
I mean…who’s the market?
I like EVs and I like rowing through the gears on my crosstrek. But like…very different situation?
Maybe if we were talking about Ford’s EV Mustang…sure…or since Toyota, a Supra EV. But…a random Lexus as a POC is weird?
I absolutely love manual to the point I’ve done 4 auto to manual transmission swaps.
Having a manual turns a boring commute into a game for me. How hard can I launch while maintaining traction, how well can I manipulate the clutch to keep the RPM in peek power, how smoothly and quickly can I up shift, how well can I rev match a down shift, how well can I heal toe, when do I shift to get the highest MPG? These are all things that I challenge myself to improve while I’m driving.
I find autos to be very numb and boring.
Manuals give you so much control over how your car drives, and I have a ton of fun finding and mastering as many ways as I can.
I really don’t hate that. Even if it’s not the same as a real manual, still sounds fun to drive.
With the abysmally poor driver competence, I’d chew through MTs, to avoid Ins BS
I may have had optimistic attitude, if I was in rural section of states… anywho-
A nearby neighbour went through 2 leased cars, with successive MT/Clutch damage
[first car was VERY much his fault; second was an under-table recall]
Applying MT, would be a novelty mechanism, versus the 1/2Sp [pedal go DOWN]
I’d be more curious to 4WD engagements [or they’re soo deep to dual motor comms]