Ford Engineer Designs A Vibrating Shift Knob That Tells You When To Shift Gears
Ford engineer Zach Nelson has designed a ‘smart’ shift knob that vibrates when it’s time to shift gears.
The new shift knob was created using a 3D printer and uses the vibrating mechanism from an Xbox 360 controller.
Nelson’s design is able to communicate withthe car’s on-board diagnostic system to let you know when to shift gears.
The shift knob can be used to teach beginners how to drive a manual and can even aid more experienced drivers by letting them know when to shift to get the best fuel efficiency or for the best performance.
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