10The load variables I keep mentioning that influence a car’s speed constitute an incomplete list at best. Many other variables come into play, such as fuel quality, engine tuning, and tire pressure, just to name a few. In order for a purely feedforward (i.e. no feedback monitoring of the process variable) control system to work, every single load variable must be accurately monitored and factored into the system’s output signal. This is impractical or impossible for a great many applications, which is why we usually find feedforward control used in conjunction with feedback control, rather than feedforward control used alone.