MemberSeptember 2, 2021 at 7:34 pm
if pedals resistance to be pressed to the floor/wall is too less, one can go over bumps or daydream thus end up to keep minimal energy momentum consistent on monotonous roads (also its better to avoid over accelerating and using even regen braking by maintaining momentum for longest battery life and better efficiency). it may seem like no big deal but these things add up over many iterations in cars lifetime. if pedal resistance is too much its more tiring to hold pedal over longer trips. this could be fixed with cruise control assuming the software’s knows when car needs to slow down b/c it cant carry momentum without burning tires(drifting) at a turn.
if it cant, there can be a touch on screen (or that modular programable optional switch concept from old forum) to ECU lock pedal input, then when wanting to change speed, the screen will show how much to push the pedal to maintain momentum before signaling that the driver in back in control. this also can be used for switching out of auto pilot type thing.
in old forum, there was better version of this that mechanically locked and unlock pedal in position, which would prevent need to be distracted by a screen b/c screen requires one to be more careful with it in order to modulate the right interface graphics especially on bumpy ride over bumpy parts of road. it used toothed pulleys and chain and a sliding door lock style pin to lock into side of holes. this version also allows user to not have to overaccelerate and brake when trying to guess what position to hold the pedal in to maintain momentum as he is unlocking pedal position. this also gives driver more confident control over car by preventing need to guess (sense of safety). only downside to such mechanical version is adding hardware vs non mechanical version described.