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Drive by wire


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I don't know how any body else feels about this enter link description here but I would definitely not feel at ease driving one of these, think I would be waiting for the dashboard to tell me that "Windows has experienced an error and needs to close" while doing sixty on a windy road.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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"What is the point of replacing it with a complex electronic system?"

Because the complex biological system that currently does the steering often turns into the loose nut behind the wheel

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*Fruit Bat /\0/*

In a strange kind of way we already drive by wire.

Our brains work by a system of electrical impulses travelling along pathways that is far more complex and sophisticated than the best electronic system that we have devised so far.

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Chegs ®™

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How often have you seen drivers with their foglights on despite it being months since you saw any fog?Thus proving that warning lights on the dashboard are ignored.

I also know of several vehicles that are equipped with electric power steering and these systems were problematic on the Mini,resulting in near calamitous results when the driver suddenly found they couldn't turn the steering wheel(I've also seen several rally drivers stagger out from behind the wheel when the system failed on a stage but they've continued racing & the physical exertion required was terrific)

If a fly-by-wire steering system was introduced,it would have to have proven reliability as failure would be carnage,and the survivors of the carnage would launch massive lawsuits against the manufacturers.I would like the option on my car though,as some of my previous cars have had really uncomfortable driving positions where the steering wheel has seemed offset to where my backside & feet are.I can forsee a problem for the police though,

Officer:Who's the driver?

Occupants: Guess!

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