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Drive by wire steering has landed.

"Yes, the throttle and brakes are all controlled by electronics, but so too is the steering, which operates without a mechanical linkage to the front wheels."

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OK....
Just shoot me and throw me under the bus....
First they started a movement to take away the manual transmission...
Now this? When will the craziness stop...
I better start building my special rubber room with piped in elevator muzak....
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Not worried since I have an R53 and don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon.
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Another advantage of being an old fart: it's not likely I'll have to go shopping for another car!!
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I'm surprised this has been by other marks but never brought here because there was a law that required a hard link between the steering wheel and wheels. Oh well!
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There is a kind of clutch the engages should the power fail mechanically linking the 2 parts of the shaft. I still don't trust it.
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When the cars are new it will be fine, but once they pass through a few owners & parts start to wear out the fun will begin.
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I just hope I am not head to head when the fun begins!
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Don't worry MINI has not even developed it yet but when they do they already have a recall ready. This way they can blame low US sales on it.


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Don't worry MINI has not even developed it yet but when they do they already have a recall ready. This way they can blame low US sales on it.


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