Stall recovery in the Focus RS.

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Stall recovery in the Focus RS.

Post by bk7794 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:39 am

the manual-only hot hatch will be especially forgiving in the event a driver stalls the engine, as Focus RS will debut with a trick feature called stall recovery. In other words, there will be no need for drivers to manually restart the engine or move the gear selector to neutral as the innovative technology simply pushes the clutch back in.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a1 ... smissions/

I was under the impression that you needed to press the clutch back in. Maybe I'm wrong. What're your thoughts?
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Re: Stall recovery in the Focus RS.

Post by tankinbeans » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:51 pm

I'm dubious. Isn't this one more thing to break. Is it operated via solenoid or what? I like my hill holder, but this seems a bit much. However, I have heard that F1 cars do this to prevent driveline shock and damage.
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Re: Stall recovery in the Focus RS.

Post by bk7794 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:21 pm

I made a post here about the Eclutch by bosch. Many people didn't respond. However, if there is a post about a funny looking shifter knob, that gets people coming back that haven't been on in years to comment on it...

On a related topic, I Wonder if it uses something like that.

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Re: Stall recovery in the Focus RS.

Post by theholycow » Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:23 pm

> These systems change new manual gearboxes into some sort of Franken-transmission that's an automatic with a clutch pedal.

This is acceptable. As long as these are ancillary systems that can be disabled, like a clutch-pusher that still leaves a regular hydraulic clutch linkage in place but adds an extra circuit leg, these are added features that will help more people buy manual while delivering a manual that we can still enjoy the old way. If they have to replace systems with newfangled stuff that doesn't work right, like an electronic clutch-by-wire that's as obedient as a VW DBW throttle, then we have a problem.
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