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Old 03-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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Could you drive this car?

This is from a Mercedes concept - no steering wheel, no pedals, just the joystick. I could not drive this. Too old to make this big a change.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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Wink

I'd have trouble, being an old 'pedal and stick' jockey. Had enough trouble riding a friend's auto-trans scooter. I kept trying to feather the 'clutch' and hitting the brakes.......

But I suppose even us 'old dogs' could learn new tricks if we really wanted to.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:13 AM   #3
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With some practice maybe. I'd much rather just stick with the convential steering wheel and pedals. JMHO
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:48 AM   #4
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Wouldn't work

I couldn't text,drink hot coffee and read a book while I drive. My knee on the steering wheel works just fine.
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Would think that for most of us there'd be a tendency to over steer, accelerate, and brake with such a small stick. The younger generation the grew up on video games would be right at home.
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I was in england in a taxi riding in what would be our drivers seat. We were on the wrong side of the road going fast and I had no brake. or steering wheel. Had to hold back screaming like a little girl.
That car looks a lot like that taxi to me. No way!
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I imagine there are a lot pilots that got in the new Airbus cockpit and said "no way" since there is no Yoke, just a little joystick at the side of the seat. No more squeezing into the seat. Just the glass panel and a computer that folds up in front of them. Pretty neat.
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Would have to learn how to drink coffee left handed I guess. What happens if you sneeze? That would make for some erratic driving.
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I imagine there are a lot pilots that got in the new Airbus cockpit and said "no way" since there is no Yoke, just a little joystick at the side of the seat. No more squeezing into the seat. Just the glass panel and a computer that folds up in front of them. Pretty neat.
I prefer a yoke. I feel lost with a joystick.
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My grandson could make the Kessel run in 3 parsecs with that, and shoot down 6 Korrillian cruisers to boot. He would charge extra for Imperial Snow Walkers.
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Looks like it was made for my mother in law, the back seat driver.
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Are the laser fire controls on the end of the joystick?
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Are the laser fire controls on the end of the joystick?
Nonono. Visually activated via the HUD
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X2 on the kids being able to drive it!
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