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I do not understand heated steering wheels. ^-^; (Or grips on motorcycles). If I want heat, it's on the exposed parts of the back of my fingers, not my palms gripping a piece of impermeable plastic.

-Crissa
Trust me, Crissa... Ride a motorcycle in the 30s (Fahrenheit) at 70 mph, and you'll soon appreciate the heated grips. Anything warm is a welcome blessing. And, heat can pass through objects, including fingers via conduction. It's a wonderful property in certain circumstances. peace





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Trust me, Crissa... Ride a motorcycle in the 30s (Fahrenheit) at 70 mph, and...
...And I've done that in jeans 'cause I didn't have riding pants yet. It wasn't a great idea.

But my hands were not the problem. And certainly not the part of them holding the grips. It's not like they're heated levers.

-Crissa
 

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...And I've done that in jeans 'cause I didn't have riding pants yet. It wasn't a great idea.

But my hands were not the problem. And certainly not the part of them holding the grips. It's not like they're heated levers.

-Crissa
I tried way back in 2007, heading to Pensacola on my brand new 2007 Honda 919, for my motorcycle riding exam. And, I turned back around and grabbed some riding gear. Trust me, my hands thanked me. haha
 

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I find my fingers are just too busy trailbraking to spend much time on the grips. I've nice Klim gloves, tho.

Last year once I had all my gear I ended up trying to get over the hill between thunderstorms... And it decided to snow on me in the pass. I was watching the radar, but the cold front was sucked down while I was up there and ugh.

I wish I got photos, but I was not going to stand around in sleet and fumble with my phone.

-Crissa
 

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Lordstown testing skateboard. Hope he has a heated steering wheel.

You think they will sell one to me just like that?

Where are you going for these videos, I have an endurance reservation but im not receiving emails or anything.
 

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I have a radical thought. How about a joy stick? No more need for a "steering wheel", an accelerator pedal, or a brake pedal. Forward - accelerate, backward - decelerate/brake, right - turn toward the right, left - turn to the left, keeping the joy stick in the center (neutral position) would keep the current speed and direction. combinations like right and backward would be decellerating right turn, etc...
 

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I think Elon just love Syd mead work. a yoke is great in a airplane but a truck, no way. First time you have to make a u turn and there is no place to put your hand on the yoke.
 

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I've done a little reading about joystick controlled cars. They all say it won't happen... "UNTIL" there are autonomous driving cars. Viola! The Cybertruck is supposed to be fully autonomous, some day, so maybe we're approaching the viability of having a commercially produced joystick controlled car.
 

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A joystick would be so easy to accidentally bump and send the car into another lane or braking hard while driving on the freeway, etc.
Once the car is autonomous, it could work by being only able to over-ride with a button press of some additional action for manual driving. Still, seems like it would be fun to drive that way!
 

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