I am brainstorming ideas for a school project and am considering building an app that can determine which gear the car is currently on and when to switch to which gear (on stick shift cars).
This app could potentially be helpful for people learning how to drive stick shift cars as well as completely new drivers who happen to learn on a stick shift car. The app will take in data from the phone's built-in accelerometer and gyrometer and I am planning to train my model on a 6 hour road trip where my friend (the owner and driver of a manual transmission car) will announce whenever she switches to which gear.
My TA posed this question to me which I am unclear about. He was wondering why I could not just solve this problem using the systems in an automatic transmission car to alert the driver of a manual car of when to switch gears. I have looked online and have been unable to find anything linking using parts from an automatic transmission system in a manual transmission car to tell the driver when and which gear to switch to. If anyone has any knowledge about whether or not something like that is possible that would be great!