# Does speedometer of a car read average speed?

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The speedometer of a car reveals information about the instantaneous speed of your car.

It shows your speed at a particular instant in time.

On the average, your car was moving with a speed of 25 miles per hour.

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## Does the speedometer of a car read average?

The speedometer of a car shows its instantaneous speed (as we understand it) and not the average speed.Technically, instantaneous speed is also average speed, but calculated over a very, very small time period.Speed is nothing but a ratio of distance traveled and time taken.

## What kind of speed is read by a car speedometer?

The average speed of the vehicle relative to the road.Miles per hour.

## What does the speedometer of a car read?

The speedometer of a car shows its instantaneous speed (as we understand it) and not the average speed.Technically, instantaneous speed is also average speed, but calculated over a very, very small time period.Speed is nothing but a ratio of distance traveled and time taken.

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## What does the speedometer of a vehicle read?

2 Answers.A car's speedometer typically measures the frequency of rotation for one of the wheels; in a two-wheel drive vehicle it's usually one of the non-drive wheels.The calibration to highway speed is based on the recommended tire size for that wheel.

## How does a speedometer of a car measure speed?

When the engine turns over, the driveshaft turns to make the wheels spin round.The speedometer cable, powered by the driveshaft, turns as well.The cable spins a magnet around at the same speed inside the speed cup.As the speed cup turns, it turns the pointer up the dial, indicating the car's speed.

## Would it be possible to attain an average speed of 70kmh and never exceed a reading of 70kmh on the speedometer?

Only if you are able to set the cruise control to 70kmh and you aren't counting acceleration and deceleration times into your calculation. Not to mention you can't get "boxed in" in traffic. Its possible but hardly practical unless you live in a desolate area.

## Does the speedometer of a car measure speed or velocity?

Velocity is the same as speed. Velocity is normally used in technical terms. Speed is a general term.The SI unit for velocity is m/s =Metres per second.People can relate better to Miles per Hour for a vehicle. It is still distance/Time.

## Do speedometers read high?

No, that's not particularly true.They will read high, but it's for a different reason.Car speedometers will always be inaccurate, because your speedometer is measuring how fast your tire rotates.Tires physically wear down over time, which makes them smaller.

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## What would cause a speedometer to vary in readings while driving at one speed?

well one of the problems might be the speed-do cable either being old or needs to be tighten.

## What causes a speedometer to read error?

either over or undersized tires or other than stock gears ? or a svv valve or instrument panel goin out...

## What is a car's speed in kilometers per hour when the speedometer reads 60 miles per hour?

All you need to do is divide the MPH by 5 and multiply by 8 which gives you 96KPH

## Average speed of a CO2 car?

The average speed of a 12 inch CO2 Car is 168.18 miles per hour according to many experiments by many scientists.The 918 Spider car reach a top speed of198 MPH

## What type of speed does the speedometer in a car show?

The speedometer shows the distance covered over a certain amount of time by a vehicle at a specific moment in time. Usually, it's in miles per hour or kilometres per hour.

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## What type of speed does an automobile speedometer measure?

It reads instantaneous speed, and tells you nothing about average speed.

## Can new tires cause wrong reading on the car speedometer?

Yes, tires that are larger or smaller in diameter than original factory size will cause a car's speedometer to be wrong.

## Your speedometer stops at a speed does my car top out at the same speed?

yea newer cars have a speed limiter, like my lancer, they top out at a certain speed to be safe. Usually around 100+ mph. by the way how fast are you driving to notice this? My car tops out at 115 and ive never reached it except at the track... So yeah slow down.

## Will speedometer readings be more or less than actual speed when the cars wheels are replaced with smaller ones?

If the outside diameter of the new wheel (tire) is smaller then the tire will have to make more revolutions to equal what the manufacturer calibrated the spedometer to. The result would be your vehicle reading higher than actual speed. The solution it to make sure the vehicle is recalibrated to t...

## Average speed of a bus?

Highway or surface streets? On the highway they can go 65, unless it's a school bus, 55, and on the streets, the same as a car. There is more caution on turns because of the height, and slowing earlier because of the weight of the bus, and general caution because of the size. Busses can see a lot...

## How come a speedometer would all of a suddeny read zero and not go up?

if it is a cable, either it has broken or com loose at one end. if it electronic, it could be grounded, blown fuse, disconnected or speed sensor could be bad.

## Why average speed is not average of speeds?

Here's why average speed is not always equal to their arithmetic mean: Average speed is average distance along a path you go in a given time.If you are at a lower speed longer, your time taken to go the full distance increase.If you cover the same distance in a longer time your average speed will...

## Does odometer in a car measure the average speed?

No, the odometer measures the distance traveled by a vehicle. The speedometer measures the speed at any given moment in time, but not the average speed.No. The odometer measures distance.

## If the odometer in a car reads zero at the beginning of a trip and 50km a half an hour later what is the average speed?

If a car travels 50 km in a half hour, it would travel 100 km in one hour. Therefore, a car traveling 50 km in a half hour is averaging 100 km per hour.

## What is the average speed of a toy car?

The speed varies depending on the car model and the track.Speeds of about 2.5 to 3.5 mph, or 4.0 to 5.6 kph, are usual.On a highway where cars usually travel at about 50 to 60 mph, or 80 to 97 kph, they are going about 15 to 25 times faster than the toy car.

## What is the average top speed of a car?

The average modern car is limited to a top speed of around 120 mph, and the fastest can go about 200.[9] While most passenger cars have some kind of artificial speed limits imposed by the engine computer, the ultimate physical limit to a car's top speed comes from air resistance.

## What is the average speed of a car in Nascar?

Depending on the track, typical race speeds can vary from 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) at Martinsville to over 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) at Talladega.In 1987 Bill Elliott's 212.809 mph (342.483 km/h) qualifying time at Talladega brought about a change at superspeedways (Daytona and Talladega).

## What is the typical average speed of a car?

That's very difficult to answer, if it's even answerable. Speed limits vary in various places. On the highway, the speed limit typically range from 55 MPH to 75 MPH (in the U.S.) and in the city, speed limits can be as low as 10 or 15 MPH or as high as 45 or 50 MPH. Almost any car made will go 90...

## What was the average top speed of a car in1973?

The average car had a top speed of around 125 to 130 mph.

## WHAT IS THE average speed of a RC toy car?

there are lots different speeds for the RC toy car so by scientific study it depends on the type of the RC car and hows it made. but usually the top speed is about (this is what i think) 42 mph or 55 mph.

## What is the average speed of a family car?

110 kph - 140 kph...in traffic jam...n at least 200 - 220 mph in a freeway

## What describes the average speed of a trip by car?

The average speed of an object is the total distance traveled by the object divided by the elapsed time to cover that distance.

## How do you measure the speed of a car without a speedometer?

do you measure how far it will go and then time it

## Do bigger tires make your speedometer read faster or slower?

Up-sizing or Down-sizing This is because a taller tire will have a larger overall circumference, which will cause it to travel more distance per revolution than the original equipment tire.Down-sizing, or installing a shorter tire, will cause the speedometer to read a faster speed than you are a...

## How does replacing 15 inch wheels with 16 inch wheels affect speedometer reading?

The speedometer reading differences should be negligible if you spec the tyres according to the manufacturer's manual because the tyre profile for a 15" wheel would have been fatter than that of 16" for the same car. The meter is calibrated to the inflated tyre mounted on the wheel and the readin...

## Whats a cars top speed if the speedometer say 145?

The speed of most cars today is limited by the computer, no matter what the speedometer says. My car's speedometer lists 140, but it actuality 120 is the top speed as the limiter kicks in and controls the speed by way of a fuel shut off.

## Does speedometer of a car measures its velocity?

No. The speedometer only displays speed. If it could show your direction at the sametime ... like with a gyro-compass or a GPS dial ... then you'd have velocity.Picture four different cars, all moving at 30 miles per hour ... one to the east, one tothe west, one north, and one south. All four of ...

## Do speedometers show true speed?

Speedometers and the law So, if your true speed is 40mph, your speedometer can legally read up to 50.25mph, but never less than 40mph.Car manufacturers will normally calibrate their speedometers to read 'high' by a certain amount in order to adhere to this law and ensure they never show less tha...

## What kind of speed is registered by an automobile speedometer?

In terms of physics its Instantaneous speed

## What was the Average speed of cars in 1930?

50km/h.My STOCK 1931, Model A Ford, 4 cylinder car does Fifty MPH wih no trouble. Ford came out with the V 8 in 1932 which did well over sixty MPH, and fancier cars had 12 cylinders which would do NINETY wighout a problem.

## Does a 1997 Nissan pathfinder have a speedometer cable or speed sensor where is it located?

it has a speed sensor. its located in the transmission on a 2wd model and in the transfer case of a 4wd model

## What is the average speed of a semi truck?

The average speed of trucks on selected interstate highways is between 50 and 60 miles per hour (mph).The average operating speed of trucks is typically below 55 mph in major urban areas, border crossings, and in mountainous terrain.

## What is the average speed of a car in the highway of US?

The speed limit on most highways in the US is 65 mph. Depending on conditions, most traffic does 70 to 75 mph.

## How can you prove in court that your car's speedometer was reading inaccurately?

You will need a mechanic's receipt of repair and note that it was off. Actually you will need a certified reading from a dynomometer and a calibration adjustment certificate (almost always available at most dealerships and for sure available at all performance shops. This is what they use to calc...

## How does a car speedometer work?

When you step on the pedal, the motor is propelled by a ticker which forces the belt to turn. This then propels the wheels forwards and the speed on the speedometer is determined by a mechanical recorder.

## What is the average speed of a car that traveled 500 miles in 4 hours?

The vehicle would be traveling at 125 mph.

## What is the average speed of a car that takes 4 hours to travel 240 miles?

Average Speed = distance/time = 240/4 = 60 mph

## How far would a car travel in 36 minutes at an average speed of 64 mph?

36 minutes = 0.6 hour [36/60 = 0.6]. So: (0.6 hour) X (64 miles/hour) = 38.4 miles

## How long does it take to drive 13 kilometres at an average speed in a car?

If the average speed is 80 km/h then: 13 / 80 = 0,1625 hours = 9,75 minutes

## What is the average speed of a car that travels 160 km in 2 hours?

The answer is 160/2=80, the answer is 80km/h.

## What is the average speed of a car in New York?

Depending on which spot in New York and which time of which day of which week In Manhattan it would be an average of about 9,5 mi/h or 15 km/h.

## What is the average speed of a car that traveled for 192.5 miles in 3.5 hours?

If a car travels at 55 mph for 3 hours, how far does it go?A. 165 miles C. 275 milesB. 192.5 miles D. 550 miles

## What was the average speed of a car that traveled 45 km in 30 minutes?

Wiki will not help you cheat. Time to get to work.

## What is the average speed of a car that traveled 1000 kilograms in 5 hours?

A car that travels 1000 kilometers in 5 hrs, averages 200km/h.

## What is the average speed of a car that travels 350 km in 5 hr?

70 km/hrThe idea is to divide the distance by the time.

## Does traffic affect speed of a car?

Yes, traffic does affect the speed of a car. - In crowded traffic areas you should drive at prevailing speed.if u are speeding and u are going 60 or 70 and they are starting to make trakfic bam there u go in a car accident

## Why are written top speeds of sports cars based on average speeds over a couple of miles when the actual top speed it gets to is faster?

Timed speed over several miles and in different directions eliminates false effects of wind, road conditions, etc, that might affect actual speed. Makes the results more even.

## What is the average car speed?

On the average, your car was moving with a speed of 25 miles per hour.During your trip, there may have been times that you were stopped and other times that your speedometer was reading 50 miles per hour.Yet, on average, you were moving with a speed of 25 miles per hour.

## Does reverse damage speedometer of a motorcycle you have a Yamaha STX any known issues with the speedometer?

No, pushing it backwards will not damage the speedometer.

## What does the speedometer and odometer of a vehicle indicate?

The current speed, and the total distance travelled respectively.

## A train travels from one station to another station at a speed of 40 kmph and returns to the first station at a speed of 60kmph. calculate the average speed and average velocity of the train?

average speed = S1+S2/2heres1 = 40kmphs2 = 60kmphAverage speed = 40+60/2100/2= 50 kmph

## Why does a car speedometer have to be programmed with the circumference of the car's wheels?

The car wheel size has to be calibrated with the speedometer because the circumference of the wheel touches the ground: ergo a huge wheel like those found on heavy machinery can spin slower because with each revolution it covers... say 5-10 feet.

## How does a speedometer work in a car?

Inside a mechanical speedometer The magnet rotates with the shaft and its magnetic field attracts a metal drum to turn the speedometer needle against the force of a hair spring.The needle moves round the dial until the restraining force of the hair spring brings it to rest to give a reading of t...

## How does a speedometer work?

Inside a mechanical speedometer The magnet rotates with the shaft and its magnetic field attracts a metal drum to turn the speedometer needle against the force of a hair spring.The needle moves round the dial until the restraining force of the hair spring brings it to rest to give a reading of t...

## How do you determine the process used to find a cars' speed and average speed?

distance in miles divided by time in hours equals MPH. or more simply put velocity X time = distance. For shorter distances you can use meters divided by seconds = mps

## What is a good average Internet speed?

In case you want to stream content, 2 Mbps is good for streaming SD quality video and lossless music, 3 Mbps is good for standard quality videos while 5 Mbps is good for streaming high-definition videos.For those who want full HD video and audio streaming, 10 Mbps internet connection is enough.

## Does the height of a car affect a car's speed?

The cross sectional area of a car is dependent on its height. As the area changes the drag on the car, it is likely that increasing the height of a car will also reduce its top speed. There are many other factors that affect a car's maximum speed so a change in height may not always result in a c...

## A car goes down a 100Cm ramp in 4 seconds what is the average speed of the car?

distance divided by time equals speed.

## What is the average speed of Japan's fastest bullet train?

an average speed of 162 miles per hour and can go up to 186 miles per hour in commercial useuse CTRL + F -___-

## Does a car's motor affect the speed of a car?

First off, it is not a motor, it is an engine. Of course the engine effects speed. It takes horsepower and torque to move a vehicle. The power of the engine determines how fast the car will go. The gear ratio of the transmission and the differential also determine the speed.

## What is the average speed of the Daytona 500?

Bill Elliott set the pole position qualifying record on February 9, 1987 when he navigated around the circuit with a 42.782-second lap, which is an average speed of 210.364 miles per hour (338.548 km/h).Since 1988, NASCAR has required teams to install a restrictor plate between the throttle body ...

## What is average speed of Southern California freeways 11pm?

By law 65 Mph however everyone drives in between 75-100 mph depending the time of the month. At the end of the month Police officers are trying to meet their quota and are very strict. Becareful, and dont text while speeding.

## Does the speedometer on an automobile register speed as we have defined it?

A car's speedometer typically measures the frequency of rotation for one of the wheels; in a two-wheel drive vehicle it's usually one of the non-drive wheels.The calibration to highway speed is based on the recommended tire size for that wheel.

## How does reading in a car make you sick?

It does to some people.Reading a book gives a stationary input to your brain, but the motion input from your inner ear is sending a different experience.Your nervous system is confused and thinks there is something wrong with you. Tries to empty your stomach in case you have been poisoned.

## What is its average speed?

The average speed of an object tells you the (average) rate at which it covers distance.If a car's average speed is 65 miles per hour, this means that the car's position will change (on the average) by 65 miles each hour.Since average speed is the rate position changes, average speed = distance t...

## How does tire size affect the speedometer in a car?

The speedometer in a car runs based off the speed of the transmission. The gears in the transmission spin at a known rate for the speed the vehicle is traveling at. The faster the gears spin the more the speedometer goes up. If a person replaces stock tires with larger tires, then the tires will ...

## Does a design of a car affect the speed?

The weight, aerodynamics, horse power and gear ratios all affect the speed of an automobile.

## What is average speed math?

If you are traveling in a car that travels 80km along a road in one hour, we say that you are traveling at an average of 80kn/h.Average speed is the total distance divided by the total time for the trip.Therefore, speed is distance divided by time.

## What is average walking speed?

Although walking speeds can vary greatly depending on many factors such as height, weight, age, terrain, surface, load, culture, effort, and fitness, the average human walking speed at crosswalks is about 5.0 kilometres per hour (km/h), or about 1.4 meters per second (m/s), or about 3.1 miles per...