• fb_1373435502 avatar Ed Posted: 10/19/2012 2:43pm PDT

    Unless the intention is to remote-control the car, this sounds like a very complicated, unreliable, expensive, and generally bad idea. The "Independent Control Steering Technology" being touted here completely deprives the driver of direct control of steering and necessary situational feedback from the tires. The driver does not communicate with the tires at all, but instead gives mere suggestions to the ECU of where to steer the car. This may be a public safety enhancement to override incompetent drivers, but a component glitch, software error, or power failure immediately renders the car unsteerable. A mechanical linkage is proven, simple, far more reliable, and generally safer.

  • prowland avatar prowland Posted: 10/18/2012 8:35am PDT

    One more nail in the coffin of the drivers' car. This will by design provide absolutely no steering feel for the driver, which limits the driver's feel of the conditions at the contact patch.
    Give me old fashioned mechanical steering any time.