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(Reuters)   This will end well: Nissan is introducing a "steer by wire" so you can crash while trying to reboot your car   (reuters.com) divider line 11
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2012-10-17 05:00:54 PM
3 votes:
Steer barb wire.

www.offthegridnews.com
2012-10-17 04:29:13 PM
3 votes:
Another way of putting the steering wheel where ever you want to:

www.strangecosmos.com
2012-10-17 04:24:17 PM
3 votes:
Four engineers are driving down the road when the engine starts running rough. They start arguing about the cause.
The ChE says "We've got a fuel problem; we need to drain the tank and refill it".
The ME says "No, the wheels are unbalanced; we need to get a front-end alignment and a wheel balance"
The EE says "You're both wrong; the ignition controls are messed up, we need to get the timing circuit checked"
The Software Engineer says "How about we just pull over, turn it off, and restart it?"

/thanks, I'm here all week
//try the veal
2012-10-17 04:23:48 PM
3 votes:

minoridiot: Most apirplanes made today are "fly by wire" so this isn't new technology, but what concerns me is the statment: "Drivers can also man oeuvre cars more easily as the system cuts out what it deems as unnecessary feedback from the tires to the driver." I wonder what sort of feedback they will cut out. We all use the feedback from the road and tires to help us steer through traffic.


i.imgur.com
2012-10-17 04:31:21 PM
2 votes:
"Under the new system, the driver's intentions are transmitted more quickly to the wheels because of the quick speed of electronic signals"

Because people are always complaining about how long it takes rotational input to travel from one end of a steering shaft to the other?
2012-10-17 04:27:09 PM
2 votes:

blatz514: My Nissan just blew a cylinder, so I am not getting a kick.


It was just Ice Cream, I SWEAR!!!
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-10-17 05:24:07 PM
1 votes:
The article says there will be a clutch you can engage to provide a mechanical connection while you debug the steering computer.

$ strctl engage manual
Error: Manual steering setting conflicts with currently selected steer by wire mode.
$ strctl down sbw
Error: No such subsystem sbw.
$ strctl down tbw
Turn by wire subsystem disabled.
Warning: Front wheels are currently free.
$ strctl engage manual
You have selected manual steering mode. Please read and agree to the following:
Nissan and its subsidiaries, collectively referred to as "Nissan", have
agreed to provide you with a manual steering feature. In manual steering
mode the car will not automatically change direction. It is your responsibility
to guide the car safely. You agree that you will obey all traffic laws.
You agree that you will not use this vehicle to commit any illegal or
tortious act. You agree that you will indemnify and hold harmless Nissan
for any damage resulting from your use of the car in manual steering mode.
You agree that improper use of manual steering mode may result in serious
injury or death to you, an occupant of the car, or any other person, and
such injury or death will be your sole responsibility. This car contains
substances known to the state of California to cause cancer. You acknowledge
that if involved in a collision within the state of California, such substances
may be released. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Nissan for any
cancer or other injury you or any other person suffers as a result of release
of such chemicals. You further agree that this is a summary of the complete
terms of service of the manual steering option. The complete legal agreement
is found on the Nissan web site. You agree to be bound by that agreement as
if included in full here.

Do you agree to the above contract? (Y/N)
2012-10-17 05:23:27 PM
1 votes:
Has anyone mentioned how the design has a mechanical backup for the unlikely event that the power fails?
2012-10-17 05:10:22 PM
1 votes:
Scarebus, now coming to a highway near you!
2012-10-17 04:48:43 PM
1 votes:
If it's good enough to help crash an Air France airliner into the Atlantic, it's good enough to help crash granny into a farmers market.
2012-10-17 02:40:42 PM
1 votes:
Most apirplanes made today are "fly by wire" so this isn't new technology, but what concerns me is the statment: "Drivers can also man oeuvre cars more easily as the system cuts out what it deems as unnecessary feedback from the tires to the driver." I wonder what sort of feedback they will cut out. We all use the feedback from the road and tires to help us steer through traffic.
 
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