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Sep 10, 2018, 02:55 AM
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the future is here

drive a car like a model airplane: by joystick!
and, as we drive in 2 dimensions, all is done with 1 hand.
and if you are left handed, drive it from the right hand seat.
when are the cars going to be available like this as an option?
i would get it as soon as it is available-as long as it is not more expensive. it shouldnt. should be cheaper as is easier to make. just think about it!
wouldnt you?
sadly, the problem that this may face is the resistance to change, as people is used to steering wheel.
what do you think?
the industry is increasing their use. see:
people used to resist safety belts:
and also made fun of me when i installed them in my car!
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Sep 10, 2018, 04:20 AM
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I can see value in it for limb amputees etc but I dont see anything wrong at all with the traditional wheel/pedals setup for able bodied people.
Sep 10, 2018, 05:43 AM
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i think is a matter of a manufacturer offering it as an alternative. that is, brings both and let the driver choose. at least, for the launching.
for instance, when choosing between manual or automatic transmission, chrysler released the standard/automatic, where you choose to drive either way.
and also for starters (teenagers) that are so deep into computers and video games or whatever, to offer them the choice and see what % takes for 1 or the other. of course, there is the psychologycal aspect of grabbing the wheel, that may make some feel that is on control and without it they arent.
but for pilots, especially of jets that have the stick on the right side, it would be the way i think.
Sep 10, 2018, 11:27 AM
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Choice is always good and we are all different but as a motorsports enthusiast who loves performance, I really dont think I'd like it.

I suspect cornering forces would make it less comfortable from a muscular, skeletal and ergonomics dynamics perspective as well as being unable to feel tyre feedback.Its probably better suited to slow speeds.

At least in an aircraft its only the initial acceleration of a roll that puts any weight on the body/arm before gravity can equalise in the banking... unlike a car where turning the wheel seems to be a more intuitive, natural and better suited to the muscular/skelital ergonomic dynamics of the human body.

Just my tuppence!
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Sep 10, 2018, 12:35 PM
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again, it depends

perhaps as i drive at moderate speeds, and also fly model airplanes that are controlled by a joystick (2 really), and am accustomed to it, this would not mean any difference to me. and not needing to use more than 1 arm is more comfortable-less energy spent. especially for long trips.
but indeed having the experience of flying model airplanes with a joystick is a bonus due to already having the mind set to it.
hence the convenience for those who still have not got started driving and have practiced video games with joystick.
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May 11, 2019, 11:37 AM
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no nothing?

although, this is too far for me:

i still like to be in control. being too close to too many fellows around, that i cant trust my life, rather have the chance to react in case some1 does something crazy- as we see happening frequently.
May 11, 2019, 11:46 AM
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and, at the beginning, it was a tiler:

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