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Title:
SHIFT TIMING INSTRUCTION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2006/068301
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
A shift-up timing instruction device for a vehicle, instructing according to vehicle speed a driver the timing of shift-up to a predetermined gear step. Unnatural feeling to the driver caused by instructed timing being different between before the completion of engine warm-up and after the completion of the engine warm-up is reduced. The shift-up timing instruction device includes a shift-up vehicle speed change means for increasing, when the engine has not been warmed up, shift-up vehicle speed to a level higher than that where the engine has been warmed up and also includes a shift timing instruction means for instructing a driver the timing of shift-up when the vehicle speed reaches the shift-up vehicle speed. When the engine has not been warmed up, the shift timing instruction means instructs the driver, when the vehicle speed exceeds the shift-up vehicle speed set after the completion of engine warm-up and a predetermined time has passed, the timing of shift-up even if the vehicle speed has not reached the shift-up vehicle speed that has been increased to the higher level.

Inventors:
IMAI ERI (JP)
OOTAKE YOSHIYUKI (JP)
Application Number:
PCT/JP2005/024020
Publication Date:
June 29, 2006
Filing Date:
December 21, 2005
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
NISSAN MOTOR (JP)
IMAI ERI (JP)
OOTAKE YOSHIYUKI (JP)
International Classes:
F16H63/40; B60K23/00; F16H59/44; F16H59/78; F16H61/10
Foreign References:
JPS6237229A1987-02-18
JPS6026835A1985-02-09
JPS59156831A1984-09-06
JPH04210159A1992-07-31
Other References:
See also references of EP 1840418A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Goto, Masaki (3-1 Kasumigaseki 3-chome, Chiyoda-k, Tokyo 13, JP)
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