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Rivian Confirms the Tank Turn

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by TMC Staff, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. TMC Staff

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    Rivian has announced a debatably useful, nonetheless interesting feature for its upcoming electric pickup. The R1T will be capable of a “Tank Turn,” which means the vehicle can hold its position while spinning completely around. Each wheel of the Rivian has its own motor. This enables them to operate independently and in different directions. For example,...
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    neat.

    seems like a fun trick. not sure when it would come in handy. gotta be rough on the tread tho?
     
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    I agree, its more fun than functional. I don't think it will hurt the treads if the wheels are all moving in different directions. I could see people going round and round until they get dizzy. LOL
     
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    It's for loose surfaces only.
     
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    Debateably useful? Seems extremely useful to me. What seems much more debateably useful is bulletproof doors.
     
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    I’ve heard of people getting car sick in EVs but this takes it to a whole new level.
     
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    Given how trucks have gotten to be huge these days yes this tight turn will be more useful to more people even on only loose surfaces.
     
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    Tesla Model X dances, can a Rivian auto-side-show be far behind?
     
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    That's the only useful feature in Chicago.
     
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    Or St. Louis, Baltimore you get the idea.
     
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    Is this the longest running startup ever?
    When will they actually make something?
    Which is first? Van for Amazon? or pickup?
     
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    Then you have never driven on mountain roads over riverbeds or storm gulleys in the desert.
    Axle and sway bar differentials in current off-roadable vehicles mean to address this to some extent.

    Rivian is a solid startup. How solid? Recently the chameleon running Amazon put a huge cash injection into their system.
     

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