Clutch Paddle Design

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Clutch Paddle Design

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The clutch paddles on back of the Mercedes steering wheel have a shape that forms a pockets. Does the finger pressure on the rim of this pocket help the driver evaluate the position/angle of the paddle?

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Re: Clutch Paddle Design

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Yeah i think merc engineer would replicate certain vibration in that paddle, so driver can operate it with push and pull. More like two Way joystick than a button or pedal, surely helps with the additional feeling

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Re: Clutch Paddle Design

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It could, depending on the spring resistance and travel.
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