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originally posted by: randomtangentsrme
Unless you are driving a manual transmission, you are (essentially) driving an arcade game that has been around since at least the 80s.
My guess as to why you don't have a game controller to steer is because electronics fail at a greater rate than mechanical linkage.
If your power steering goes out you can still turn the wheel, if your joystick goes out. . . no control what so ever.
originally posted by: Bhadhidar
Google the 1958 General Motors Firebird III joystick controller.
“Drive-by-wire” is more complicated than it looks, and until recently, electronic controls were not as reliable as mechanical and hydraulic systems.
When is the last time your laptop or PC froze on you?
Imagine the fun you’d have if your car’s joystick suddenly became a “dead stick” as you’re cruising down the highway!