ProjectVF: Shifting Gears in a
Auto designers add a "dead pedal"
to most cars to give the driver someplace to rest their foot when not using
the clutch or brake. I'm looking for the same level of comfort with my
vehicle. The sketches below outline the basic needs for pedal shifting and
several different designs, with the intent of being able to rest your foot
while cruising, but still being able to brace yourself during downshifts or
braking. It's small details that make a vehicle like this
practical in day-to-day life. Click on either sketch to see a readable version.