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Old 10-13-2020, 08:33 AM   #1
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Tesla May Move To Steer By Wire System In The Future

A steer-by-wire system will eliminate the use of mechanical linkages in the steering system and instead will depend on electro-mechanical systems.

The steer-by-wire system may cause Tesla some regulatory issues

Tesla is looking to move towards a new steer-by-wire system with a new motor, gearbox and chassis team in Austin, Texas. Tesla has been establishing new teams in Austin which are now working directly at the Gigafactory – this includes a team that’s working on a video game and user interface.

As per a report by Electrek, Tesla is building a new team that’s working on motors, gearboxes and chassis. It has a position opening for mechanical design engineer in Austin for motors.

Even though Tesla cars have autonomous capability, the steering is mechanically linked “Tesla is in need of mechanical engineers to design propulsion motors from concept to volume production,” the listing states.

There is another opening for an opening for a mechanical design engineer for the chassis which specifically is recruiting someone to work on a “steer-by-wire and brake motor integration.”

“The engineer will engage in product development for current and future vehicles (specifically Steer-by-Wire and Brake/motor Integration), and provide a solid foundation for future vehicle engineering operations in Texas,” says the listing.

A steer-by-wire system will eliminate the use of mechanical linkages in the steering system and instead will depend on electro-mechanical systems for steering.

With auto pilot, a steer-by-wire system will allow the company to reinvent the front of the cabin. This could also mean the vehicle’s cockpit could look different and there could be wild new interiors for future vehicles. It will fundamentally change the way vehicles are designed.

Currently, however, many markets need mechanical linkages for the vehicles to be deemed road-legal os that’s something Tesla will need to overcome.
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Old 10-13-2020, 08:52 AM   #2
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Why not, it's like a rolling expensive appliance anyway. Maybe they can teach Nissan how to do it right.
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It makes sense to move to steer by wire. Lighter, safer in collision, easier packaging, more comfort for driver, etc.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:12 PM   #4
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It makes sense to move to steer by wire. Lighter, safer in collision, easier packaging, more comfort for driver, etc.
Complete disconnect from the road doesn't improve driver's ability, but we all know tesla wants to completely remove the driver anyways.

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Complete disconnect from the road doesn't improve driver's ability, but we all know tesla wants to completely remove the driver anyways.
Aren't most cars already electronic steering, besides the STI? This is just the next step.

I'd argue that Teslas are very fun to drive, the old fashioned way.

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Aren't most cars already electronic steering, besides the STI? This is just the next step.

I'd argue that Teslas are very fun to drive, the old fashioned way.
Most are electrically power assisted steering (as opposed to hydraulic power assisted steering or non-assisted/manual steering). This would get rid of the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the steering rack.
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Most are electrically power assisted steering (as opposed to hydraulic power assisted steering or non-assisted/manual steering). This would get rid of the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the steering rack.
Got it. Thanks
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