Nissan 'reinvents' DIRAVI!

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Nissan 'reinvents' DIRAVI!

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Another article to show there's nothing new in the automotive world or that Citroen did it years ago :roll:

Nissan Steer-By-Wire car

I hear they're currently working on a revolutionary new suspension system using pressurised nitrogen and oil...

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Initially it will have a clutch operated backup but they want to eventually ditch that.
Imagine having no feedback from the road.
No thanks.
Imagine wheel alignment being off or an unbalanced wheel, but no vibration through the steering wheel to let you know.
Or once they've ditched the mechanical backup, having an electrical failure on the motorway?

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Xac wrote: Imagine having no feedback from the road.
No need to imagine, just take a Nissan Pixo for a short drive :evil: Nissan have already mastered the 'no feedback' bit very successfully :roll:

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probably turn out to be like Merc's automatic braking when your to close to the car in front :roll: :wink:

it'll take you were the car wants to go :shock: :? :wink:

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I recall an Top Gear episode where the likes of Hammond or Clarkson praised a car for having headlights that peeked the corner for you, where May rightly pointed out that Citroen did it years ago.

So what sort of benefits would an electronic steer-by-wire system have? It'll be bleedin' expensive, heavy, a particularly horrible point of failure and would make crappy cars feel even more vague and unresponsive to drive than they already are! I'm sure for safety's sake there'd have to be a mechanical linkage anyway just in case...

"Nissan said that users would benefit from an improved driving experience since their intentions would be transmitted to the wheels faster than by using a hydraulic and mechanical system."
I find that very hard to believe, how can a direct linkage between driver and wheels be slower to respond than a sensor that talks to an ECU that talks to a motor that moves the wheels?

I considered applying for a job at Nissan earlier this year, but decided against it when I asked myself the question "how can I possibly write a truthful covering letter to a company I think is making mostly utter garbage?"

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Ultimately cheaper, if they can do without mechanical backup. Diravi for me every time, partly because it comes with a totally superior machine built around it.

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i belive all these electronically controled device's are going towards the authorities/plod being able to take control remotely of any car they want to stop :shock: :eye: