[FoRK] Your prediction, please

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Mon Jun 24 13:46:47 PDT 2013


drive by shifting your weight -


On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 4:45 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:

> My wife's co-vanpool-driver had an "accesiblity" equipped van.  NO
> steering wheel, just a joystick.
>
> Greg
>
>
> On 6/24/2013 1:36 PM, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>
>> On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 02:42:38PM -0700, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>
>>  Once the laws are in place and production cost drops, then the
>>> *bottom* end of the self-driving car market may omit the steering
>>> wheel and other controls just to cut costs.
>>>
>>
>> There's already an incentive to remove the wheel for a
>> drive-by-wire (a 6DOF knob would be great) for EVs,
>> including dropping the drivetrain for wheel robot
>> (rare earthless 95% efficient in-hub motor, pretty please).
>>
>> I don't see why you can't build a 200-300 kg car
>> for 10 kUSD that way. The drive-by-wire bit would
>> make drive assist really easy to do.
>>
>> Of course, same thing as in small aircraft: licensing
>> issues from hell.
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