03-30-2012, 06:13 PM
"The 2013 FR-S comes standard with six airbags, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, anti-lock brakes and smart-stop technology, which reduces engine power when the brake and accelerator are pressed at the same time."
I wonder if the smart stop thing is also on manual transmission and how it'll affect toe-heel down shifting...
03-30-2012, 07:33 PM
The article doesn't give enough evidence of this but it might be beneficial. It might be like the 370z and it's rev match transmission
03-30-2012, 07:52 PM
iirc one of the many video's showed the fr-s being driven w/ heel toe.
03-30-2012, 08:23 PM
Smart Stop Technology (SST)  (http://www.toyota.com/disclaimers/smart_stop_tech.html)
http://www.toyota.com/img/safety/smartStop1.jpgFigure 1http://www.toyota.com/img/safety/smartStop2.jpgFigure 2
As an added measure of safety, Toyota created the braking system enhancement known as Smart Stop Technology. This advanced technology automatically reduces engine power when both pedals are pressed at the same time under certain conditions.
Smart Stop Technology intervenes when the accelerator is depressed first (Figure 1) and the brakes are applied firmly for longer than one-half second at speeds greater than five miles per hour. (Figure 2)
In normal driving conditions, you won’t notice Smart Stop Technology as it is imperceptible. The feature doesn’t engage if the brake pedal is depressed before the accelerator pedal. This allows for vehicles starting on a steep hill to safely accelerate without rolling backward (known as hill start).
Toyota has installed Smart Stop Technology in all its new models since the beginning of 2011, making it one of the first full-line manufacturers to offer this braking technology as standard equipment.
It is on all models auto and manual and that is how it works. -Rick