Ideas for programming, feasibility, or hardware?
One way would be rpm increase per second. Meaning that the engine can only accelerate at a certain predetermined rate. You can get the rpm off of the crank or cam position sensor. The front sprocket probably already has a sensor on it for vehicle speed.Mark
As for having a good driver I agree with mellink completely but the problem is this... picture a bunch of 22 year old "boys" with minimal driving experience trying to get 12000RPM to hook up quickly, while managing a clutch, when none of us (including myself) are fantastic at driving standards. Unfortunately our school does not found driver training so I am going for the fool proof method for this car and cars in the future. However, I agree wholly that a computer will never defeat a good driver.