>Work for enterprise.
Wtf? Cars are supposed to be cool but this is just a horrible idea.
The Prius even has a gear stick for God sakes.
But this, this just feels awful.
Imagine this situation in a movie
>omg anon, this vaccine needs to get to the other side of the city in 20mins, and your the only one who can do it in your new 2015 dodge ram or Chrysler 200.
>Ok just let me tune in my transmission.
Thats not cool.
That's not heroic.
For God sakes there's not even a satisfying click between selecting gears.
.. Have I gone full autist?
It's the most efficient way to shift an automatic transmission, dude The center console is freed up for whatever and you don't have a stupid column shifter blocking the center stack.
Maybe I care too much about the cars I drive, but I enjoy driving. And I feel like this one tiny thing ruins the whole car/truck
Imagine if they put this in a miata
/o/ would flip its shit.
Or any car that people would enjoy driving.
This is a horrible idea and it needs to be stopped.
It lacks the controls a standard shifting leaver gives you over an automatic. Also no tactile feedback meaning to shift, you HAVE to look at the knob to shift.
Aesthetics be damned on this, a shifter dial is awful.
>Also no tactile feedback
You've never touched one, have you? It has a fairly heavy mechanical detent on each gear.
Click = reverse
Click click = neutral
Click to the end stop = drive
Honestly I think it's because it's an entirely different motion that your using to control the movement of the car, and to me it feels weak and lame.
Sure dials have been used on the climate control and radio for a long time but its never really been a motion that you use to control the movement of the car.
Why can't they make it buttons?
I don't really see the problem with these on an auto truck. You put the thing in drive and don't touch it again until you need to park. It doesn't really seem any worse than column shifters, which I've always found to be annoying because they're all mushy and it's too easy to pop it past the gear you want.
There's probably some sort of controls on the wheel for manual gear selection, the newer Ford trucks all work that way too, and the column or console shifter just has PRND.
Give it a try. It's a big chunk of steel that has an amazingly precise but resistive action through the gears. Like working a well-oiled rifle bolt.
Buttons you have to look at and are annoying to use with gloves on. And the extra space it frees up makes the truck feel 10x bigger on the inside. Considering it's a thing I touch maybe 4 times a day, I think they actually came up with a genius system for getting it out of my way.
Well, your accelerator pedal is now drive-by-wire
Your brakes are all computer controlled so you can't do your own skid management
Steering is even going that way on some cars now, or Electric power steering at least
Key switches that actually turn off the engine when you turn them to "off" are a thing of the past
So, hey. Might as well relinquish any mechanical control you have over the vehicle's operation whatsoever... because computer glitches never happen, right?
I had a stuck accelerator in a 1993 mazda once.
I shifted into neutral, tried to pull the pedal up with my foot, didn't work.
Slowed down, pulled to the side of the road, key to off, fixed the f*king cable, and was back up and running safe and sound.
Modern car with a computer hangup, you just get to scream until the cuckbag er "airbag" stops you.
You haven't felt true bolt-action shifting until you've used a Winter's shifter.
Meh, doesn't really work that good, but you sure know when it's in D or P. Neutral is rarely used anyways, and R means you have to look at the shifter, but still, it's a good idea. It just frees up ablot of space,wihtout any disadvantages.
>it frees up interior space
>it has audible clicks between gear
>you just ram it into D anyways
No downsides, really. Gear control is on the steering wheel anyways, doesn't need to be down there.
Column shifters are also much more mechanically complicated and require more per-application engineering.
I actually think this wheel thing is a brilliant idea, because it means Chrysler can make one "shifter" and use it in pretty much every car they make, and it's super-easy to integrate into dashboards compared to the complicated and bulky shifter surround and console parts for a traditional one, or engineering the column to have a big lever.
lol this isn't even new....jaguar and land rover have had them for a while too.
Thinking about buying this? Is it worth 76 usd? It looks pretty nice
The 2017 NSX gear selector
Nothing is quite as satisfying as the thunk you get with clutch less shifting sequential gearboxes
Love the gearselector of the 458 special.
The dial is probably very convenient and space efficient, but you're right it does look odd.
Obviously, it would be much better if all controls in cars (excluding the throttle, brake, clutch, and steering) were voice activated. Then, the entire interior of the car could just be screens, cup holders, sunglasses compartments, and flat wooden & leather surfaces.