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Video of roadster steering

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020' started by RobS87, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. RobS87

    RobS87 Member

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    Does anyone have video of the roadster steering? I am interested to see how the steering yolk (not wheel) turns the wheels. I have a feeling there is a chance for steer by wire and the wheel never needs to turn more than 90deg.
     
  2. Kgorilla37

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    The only thing I have seen are the ytube videos for the reveal. In those it seems like a lot of turn (more than one revolution) when doing a tight turn. But it should be steer by wire.
     
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  3. Brando

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    I'd suspect for safety concerns mechanical steering is the "backup/fail safe" for the electrical Bosch steering unit:
    [I'm guessing Tesla uses all Bosch - warning, I have NOT verified]
    https://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com/media/global/products-and-services/passenger-cars-and-light-commercial-vehicles/steering-systems/servolectric-steering-systems/folder_for_steering_systems_pkw.pdf

    Model S - certainly Bosch supplied steering units for Model S [Model X and Model 3 ? I didn't verify]
    Tesla's Voluntary Recall For 123,000 Early Model S Sedans Due To Bosch-Supplied Power-Steering Bolts | CleanTechnica
    Bosch VP on next steps for steering technologies

    If you want/need more details you'll have to search for yourself.

    NOTE: This page would imply that the steering unit and the brakes might be Tesla designs [specs for sure, right?]
    Revealed: Tesla Model 3's secret technology

    How many Bosch parts ??
     
  4. sreams

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    Unless you are steering your car with an egg, it's a yoke. :)
     
  5. tstafford

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    And don't "brake" that egg.
     

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