Pah! That was what? 12-15 miles of glide?Rattiva_Mike wrote: Bah, Air Canada 143 (aka as the Gimli Glider), also a 767, did the gliding thing 18 years before Air Transat. Just goes to show one thing - all the redundancy in the world doesn't help if your ground crew can't add up. A tremendous piece of flying, as was Transat.
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Air Transat managed over 65 miles
Toyota want steer by wire in their new cars, and they ultimately want to remove the expensive mechanical backup system which is the real reason for it, cutting costs.
So if you get an electrical failure on a bend you'd lose steering. More likely however after the car has aged and wiring gremlins have had time to get to work, the steering will do it's own thing some of the time so you could be merrily going along on the motorway and suddenly swerve into another lane because you turned the radio up.