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Owusu Buabeng
Owusu Buabeng • Sep 18, 2008

A Safety mechanism for manual driven cars on initial start

In Africa most cars used are manual driven cars. Often, most cars jerks upon initial starting of the car b,cos the driven and driver shafts are not disengarged by applying the clutch. I want to incorperate some sensors to serve as safety mechanisms ( ie before the car can start, the driver has to apply the clutch). Pls help me out with ideas.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Sep 18, 2008
Here in India most of the cars are manually driven. But, we always make it a point to start the car in neutral.
The sensor system that you are talking about.... How about incorporating the sensors from motorcycles. The green light of the LED will glow when the vehicle is in neutral.
Differential
Differential • Sep 19, 2008
Owusu Buabeng
In Africa most cars used are manual driven cars. Often, most cars jerks upon initial starting of the car b,cos the driven and driver shafts are not disengarged by applying the clutch. I want to incorperate some sensors to serve as safety mechanisms ( ie before the car can start, the driver has to apply the clutch). Pls help me out with ideas.
Now though I haven't studied vehicle starting system in detail, I guess by turning the keys (or by pressing the button) an electrical circut is completed. This makes engine-coupled motor to rotate, which in turn will make engine start. So one more contact point can be added to that circuit which will make contact only when clutch is in disengaged (lever pressed) condition. This way motor starting circuit will have two break-points which need to be closed to make it complete.

Hope, this answers your question !
Your problem can be solved by incorporating a small electrical signal light which blinks, when the key is inserted in to the ignition switch while starting the engine,notifying that clutch must be disengaged.
gohm
gohm • Sep 21, 2008
Most manual cars have an electrical lock out which requires you to press in the clutch to start the vehicle.
khooper
khooper • Jan 6, 2009
Manual-driven cars can be customized to what pace of travel speed you want. While automatic-driven cars cannot be customized to what pace of travel speed you want.

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