CeeDub
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Re: redesign the shifter

Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 pm

thank you.

Eyeresearch
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Re: redesign the shifter

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:17 pm

This makes me think back to my youth and learning to drive a standard shift on the column on a Chevy Truck. Reverse was UP and towards you and 1st was down and towards you and 2nd was UP and away from you and 3rd was DOWN and away from you. And sometimes the linkage would get jammed up between 1st and 2nd Oh what fun to have to pull over and lift the hood and smack the linkage on the engine side of the firewall and straighten it out. I survived. Oh yea, and if you had no “umph” left in the 12 volt battery you could always get a running start by yourself on a level road and jump in and dump the clutch in 2nd gear. I am a cockroach and I can adapt and overcome. Mouse shiffter, no problem. And my brother taught me well to overcome the “clutch trama” just push down hard on the skinny pedal on the right and let off the fat pedal on the left, no coughing at all.

Even running a bulldozier now is done with joysticks and mouse type shiffters, heck of a lot easier than all the old style levers and pedals.

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Re: redesign the shifter

Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:38 pm

Eyeresearch wrote:Even running a bulldozier now is done with joysticks and mouse type shiffters, heck of a lot easier than all the old style levers and pedals.

And which way does the operator push the joystick to go forward?
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Re: redesign the shifter

Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:01 am

Even after almost a month I still have to stop and think about which direction is for reverse and which is for drive. It follows the pattern of an automatic transmission, but doesn't operate like one since the lever does not stay in a particular position for each mode. It would make more sense to me if forward was for moving forward and backward was for moving backward. Park should probably moving to the left or right, not pushing a button. Even better, get rid of it and put this function on the steering wheel. It's a waste of space where it is.
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Wallace1946
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:59 pm

My only complaint is there is no place to rest my hand, standard or automatic I would rest my hand on the shifter... Guess I have to hold my wife's had... Could be worse.

Jim
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:36 pm

Wallace1946 wrote:My only complaint is there is no place to rest my hand, standard or automatic I would rest my hand on the shifter... Guess I have to hold my wife's had... Could be worse.


I rest my hand on the shifter. I've never had any problems with it. I also tend to drive with ECO mode off, and shift to ECO mode when coming to a stop or I need to slow down a bit. Resting my hand on the shifter makes that quick and easy.
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:06 pm

DAlanStewart wrote:Even after almost a month I still have to stop and think about which direction is for reverse and which is for drive. It follows the pattern of an automatic transmission, but doesn't operate like one since the lever does not stay in a particular position for each mode. It would make more sense to me if forward was for moving forward and backward was for moving backward. Park should probably moving to the left or right, not pushing a button. Even better, get rid of it and put this function on the steering wheel. It's a waste of space where it is.


It is exactly like the Prius and lets face it, but many EV owners are current or ex-Prii owners too. It is very familiar. I really like the shifter in all my Prii and the Leaf being the same is just icing on the cake.
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:15 pm

If only the car could just read my mind and just know which direction I wanted to go...
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:28 pm

johnrhansen wrote:If only the car could just read my mind and just know which direction I wanted to go...

+1
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Re: redesign the shifter

Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:32 pm

It's a selector not a joystick, folks. We're not playing Pac-Man :lol:

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