What is Navi Shift Control?

July 16, 2023
David Sunnyside

navi shift control

Adaptive shift control is a transmission-shifting system that automatically operates when driving on uphill or downhill roads and curves to prevent "transmission hunting" that occurs with conventional automatic transmissions. It judges the degree of the slope and curvature using the engine torque data transmitted by the hybrid powertrain control module, vehicle speed information, and the navigation system's map data, and maintains a low gear that suits the road surface to allow smooth acceleration with a minimal number of shifts.

In addition, the system detects a turn in the road ahead and uses a combination of sensor signals to judge when to shift to the 4GR, 5GR, or 6GR position. In curves, the system also uses the side G-sensor signal from the ABS actuator and electric unit to judge the direction of the vehicle's motion and locks to the appropriate gear based on this information.

One of the Navi's best features is its auto transmission, which eliminates the need for a clutch and shifting lever. That makes the bike accessible for many people who wouldn't be able to ride a traditional motorcycle because of their physical limitations, and it helps reduce the learning curve for those new to motorcycling. A low seat height of 30 inches is another key feature; it makes the Navi easy to get on and off and to maneuver into tight parking spots.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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