they favored for a 75% linear line with a last 25% to be curved in the upper direction.
Excellent research, Paco.
This means they still want "flooring it" to give them 100%, but they want to approach it with more control, so it takes more than just a little nudge to make it too fast.
I'm curious, now. What would the experts think of making a real, dynamically changing throttle control?
Physically it would spring to a center-Neutral position, like the right-left control of a simple R/C car, but oriented in the front/back direction.
It would be in a handgrip with the following, hardly visible change. Your middle three fingers would fit into an oval ring so, like a pair of scissors, you can easily spread open (to brake) as well as squeeze together (to accelerate). It would have a digital readout of current speed (or actuation, really), but just to help the learning and understanding of it.
At any speed, leaving your fingers in the middle position keeps the speed the same.
Squeezing accelerates upward linearly, but with the last remaining 25% always curved to 100%.
Spreading accomplishes beaking linearly, but with the last 25% always curved to 0%.
Middle position always maintains and remembers the new current speed.
1. At any speed you get precise control right around your current speed.
2. You can relax your hand in the middle position for any constant speed straightaways or demonstrations
3. Full squeeze always gives you max speed.
4. Full spread always gives you full brake.
5. The middle of the controller position is always in a "sweet spot" centered around your current speed,
giving you the most control when making subtle changes when passing or finessing around another car.
6. It would demo really cool. ("I am now going around the track at a constant safe and respectable pace. The controller maintains this speed in mid grip position. See I can even put the controller down. Now if I need to immediately pass, I squeeze. If I need to immediately slow, I spread. Note how I can at any time squeeze full to burn rubber or spread full to maximum brake to full stop")
It would feel like a quality variable speed drill, which provides excellent control at low speed, curving up to full speed at max squeeze.
The symmetric, deceleration part the drill doesn't have. (and doesn't need).
I think newbies could learn to drive this much easier than traditional, static controllers. They could ratchet up their speed with a series of squeezes as they get comfortable to a new and higher current speed. To come to an abrupt stop, they simply do a full spread and release.
Experts would benefit from the always more precise midrange speed control for tricks, passing, faking out, etc...