If you look op the term shifting on wikipedia, this is the article you’ll read:
The game takes place six months after the events of Driv3r. It is revealed that both John Tanner and Charles Jericho survived the shootout in Istanbul. In the game’s trailer, it is revealed that since then, both men have recovered and Jericho has escaped to San Francisco, while Tanner and his partner; Tobias Jones have pursued him there. Jericho is shown being transported in the back of a prison truck, but manages to escape with a vial of acid hidden within his mouth by a paid off guard. He overpowers the guards, and hijacks the truck. Tanner and Jones witness this from Tanner’s car, pursuing Jericho as he causes havoc on the streets of the city. Tanner ends driving in front of Jericho in an alleyway, who, using the truck rams Tanner’s car into the path of a tractor trailer, resulting in a devastating crash, putting him into a coma.
It gives driver, a racing game, another dimension. You can navigate thrue the big map rapidly. No need to drive around for an hour to get to your mission. And no need to get frustrated because you don’t find your favorite car to drive around.
Let me know what you think of the new shifting feature?