The shift paddle is a gear shift device installed on the semi-automatic clutch of the car. This device is widely used in racing cars. As a fast shifting device, the paddle shifter can greatly improve the "interoperability" of driving. The paddle shifters are generally located behind the steering wheel. When manipulating the paddle shifters, the driver typically simply pushes the gear into D, S, or manual mode. Using the paddle shifters, the driver can shift up and down without taking his hands off the steering wheel. Select manual mode (usually a button), then push the shift lever to the D position and use the paddles to upshift and downshift. That is, first put the gear lever in manual mode, and then use the paddle shift to freely switch the desired gear when the engine speed is suitable.
Because the paddle shifters are located just behind the steering wheel, shifting is easy and efficient. This device is used in many rally, track and even F1 events. First put the lever in manual mode, then you can use the paddle shift to freely switch the ideal gear when the engine speed is suitable. The more common paddle positions are placed on the left and right sides of the inner arc in the direction. The two paddles The function is the same, it is not an increase or a decrease, but the index finger and the middle finger are used to raise the driver to increase the speed; the thumb is used to press the steering wheel to reduce the speed.
At present, the more common shift paddle positions are placed on the left and right sides of the inner arc in the direction. The functions of the two shift paddles are the same. Raising in the direction of the driver is an upshift; pressing down with your thumb in the direction of the steering wheel is downshifting. With the paddle shifters, when the vehicle is driving in D gear, you can manually force the transmission with your fingers at any time, which is especially useful when you need to accelerate quickly to overtake. When you continuously downshift with your left hand, the engine speed rises all of a sudden, enough power to quickly overtake the slow car in front, this is the relaxed and happy driving passion brought by the shift paddles to the driver. However, in the case of D gear, the transmission will revert to automatic mode after stopping for a period of time without manual gear. If you want to truly realize the manual mode, try the manual mode that is completely controlled by humans in the S gear mode. As long as your shift paddles do not issue a shift command, the gearbox will not force a shift.
There are two things to note about the paddle shifters:
First, an automatic transmission vehicle equipped with shift paddles must be hand-in-one, because the function of the shift paddles is to increase and decrease gears.
Second, although the manual mode is used, the essence of the transmission is still an automatic transmission, and people will never have the precise timing of shifting gears controlled by a computer. So using manual mode is usually more fuel-intensive.
Manual transmission car shifting tips:
Time to lift the clutch. Knowing the timing of lifting the clutch, the rest of the operation is very simple, just lift the clutch when the engine speed drops to the speed of the clutch plate. The process is as follows:
Step 1: Step on the clutch and release the accelerator. Description: Before stepping on the clutch and releasing the accelerator, the vehicle speed is 32 kilometres, and the engine speed is 2500 rpm. After depressing the clutch and releasing the accelerator, the engine speed begins to drop.
Step 2: Quickly push the shift handle from the second gear to the third gear. Note: After shifting into the third gear, since the speed of the vehicle is still 32 kilometres, the speed of the clutch plate has been reduced to 1686 rpm at this time, calculated according to the speed ratio of 32 kilometres and the third gear.
The third step: observe the engine tachometer, when the speed drops to 1686 rpm, enter the semi-clutch state according to the operation essentials of lifting the clutch. Note: Since the tachometer is observed, it can only be based on about 1700 rpm.