change gear


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change gear

[′chānj ‚gir]
(mechanical engineering)
A gear used to change the speed of a driven shaft while the speed of the driving remains constant.
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Researchers from National Defense University, Tashi, Taiwan, ROC have developed a computerised system that would tell exactly when to change gear.
It could allow drivers to change gear or tune the radio with a flick of the wrist and may revolutionise the way we drive our cars.
Launched on September 1 this year but being seen by the UK public for the first time, the 210 bhp 9-3 Aero features traction control, air conditioning and either six-speed manual transmission or five-speed automatic 'paddle-shift' transmission, giving drivers the ability to change gear via buttons on the steering wheel.
Gaia will simply change gear and different species will flourish, while humanity descends into barbarism worse by far than the dark ages which have succeeded the collapse of empires.
Yve-Alain Bois: Always on the lookout for old forgotten books being accorded a new life, I thought to nominate the translation of Alois Riegl's 1902 The Dutch Group Portrait announced for this fall by the Getty, but the book has been delayed and as I know only the few fascinating excerpts that have appeared in English (Riegl's German far outdistancing my baby-talk level), I had to change gear.
Turntable speed is accomplished by utilizing only one change gear, enabling greater control of the helix angle.
But sometimes a start-up needs to change gear and to change its management if it is to go to the next level.
The traffic may have started moving again by the time you reach the vehicle in front, so you can change gear if necessary and be on your way Driving smoothly and avoiding harsh braking and acceleration saves fuel and reduces vehicle wear and tear * Change gear at 2,500 rpm in petrol cars and 2,000 rpm in diesel cars to optimise fuel efficiency * Using 'block gear changing' - for example moving from third to fifth as soon as possible - will burn less fuel * Do not leave the engine idling.
Change gear, change gear, change gear, check mirror, murder a prostitute, change gear.
A twin-clutch paddle shift transmission comes with six gears and three settings as well as the option of change gear manually via paddles on the steering wheel.
It is said to be aimed at drivers who prefer to change gear manually but can not be bothered to operate a clutch pedal.
Change gear at 2,000rpm or drive in the highest gear you can, without labouring the engine.