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- Jun 16, 2020
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Driving ability & parking are not only advantages.I really hope this is an option. Think about all the alignment issues down the road. Only day to day benefit is parking and not a big deal if you know how to drive a truck.
I agree I want to see actual updates. Show me the darn truck. I want to see the Frunk and the interior.So are we back to not taking the 3% off?
Are we getting a hummer for our CT reservation? Can you sprinkle a little bit of Rivian too?
I want to see stuff, Twits are not updates. Show me the darn new CT. I am not holding my breath for mid-gate but I waanna see if there is a more useful better looking dash
Rant aside, it sounds like it is not cancelled yet so that is a good news.
That's a really good point. While Tesla has some great engineers and they certainly do innovate, it is really hard to see how four wheel steering doesn't introduce a whole bunch of additional bits and pieces that have cost and weight, and can break, but won't get put to use every day.One of the key advantages of EV is the simplicity of fewer moving parts. Moving parts require maintenance. Moving parts fail. While dual axle steering is a nice convenience, I have my concerns. If a six axle dump truck can maneuver through city traffic, I don't think a pu with less than half the footprint really will use the dual steering feature enough to pay for the investment. I understand that the CT is an ideal platform for it but I don't picture myself showing off doing pinwheels during a "hold my beer" moment. Tires are expensive. I will concede that parking in a tight spot would be really cool.
As an existing truck owner, that lives full time in a 40 ft fifth wheel, quad steering would be awesome for backing my trailer into tight campsites.As an existing truck owner with a truck with an even longer wheelbase, I already know how to park a truck and back trailers. Don't need this gimmick.
...the top comment on that story points out that this would be best used as a heavy-duty drive by wire system on the semi or pickup... like, say, the rear wheel steering?I am reminded of Electrek's coverage of a Tesla steering system patent:
No doubt they've got some very bright people thinking about how 4 wheel steering gets done reliably in an electric truck. Now I look forward to laying on my back, underneath my Cybertruck, trying to figure out how it works...
That steering assembly would fit well with a multilink inboard suspension. Variable ratio with two motors by the sounds of it. Redundancy for drive by wire, geometry also works for self centering....the top comment on that story points out that this would be best used as a heavy-duty drive by wire system on the semi or pickup... like, say, the rear wheel steering?
Just name me one 4 wheel steering vehicle that didn't have alignment issues. All the issues you named a competent driver would have no issue handling.Driving ability & parking are not only advantages.
No trailer & tight street corners
towing trailer & tight street corners
towing trailer & backup
towing trailer & highway speed lane change