Elon Musk calls the new Tesla Yoke wheel a great ideaJune 21, 2021
Together with the updated interior, Tesla Model S received a steering wheel in the form of a steering wheel, which lost the paddle shifters, which caused an “ergonomic shock” for a large number of potential owners.
As Electrek notes, Tesla is developing a steering system that does not mechanically link the steering wheel to the wheels. Such systems have not been a novelty in the automotive industry for a long time; as systems of active assistance to the motorist spread, they are used more and more often. The launch of deliveries of the restyled Tesla Model S with a steering wheel instead of a steering wheel made it possible for the original source to know that these cars still have a fixed steering gain, which corresponds to a ratio of 14: 1. similar characteristics of the amplifier showed itself from the worst side.
On a slippery road, in particular, active steering with such a steering wheel will be quite difficult, and this will create a dangerous situation. In the case of the Cybertruck pickup, maneuvering with a trailer will also result in certain inconveniences with this shape of the steering wheel. Elon Musk is not at all embarrassed by this circumstance, he said that for some time he has been using an electric car with a steering wheel, and is very pleased with it.
The introduction of a progressive amplifier cannot happen without the introduction of a complex gear system or a version without direct mechanical coupling. The creation of such a system is a goal for Tesla in the near future, as the head of the company said. Musk also did not answer the question about the possibility of ordering electrified models with the usual round steering wheel as an option.
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