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Old 06-12-2021, 11:59 PM   #1031 (permalink)
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That reminds me they didn't have (that I saw) an example of the Tilting Motorworks trike they own now.

They did listen to my suggestion for a 5th-wheel hitch and travel pod. And the CEO, Mark, twitched visibly when I said '2-wheel rear bogey to meet racing class requirements'.

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Old 06-17-2021, 09:56 PM   #1032 (permalink)
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Hey, that's PIR. I coulda made that drive.
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Old 07-28-2021, 04:23 PM   #1035 (permalink)
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I could've as well. I chose to use the gas money and pay down a debt instead. Duke Ellington 1942: 'Don't Get Around Much Anymore'

I really want to be a Bonneville in August.
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From the press release via email:

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Torque Vectoring and Drive-By-Wire
Stafl Systems, founded by brilliant electrical engineer and Arcimoto alum Erik Stafl, demonstrated a new torque vectoring technology that dramatically improves steering at low speeds. The improvements are planned for all Arcimoto vehicles via a software update expected to be released in 2022. The torque vectoring implementation is part of a broader effort to enable true drive-by-wire in order to lay the foundation for autonomous and remote-controlled Arcimotos. “This is a game changer, and the single biggest improvement to the handling of our vehicles since we unveiled Arcimoto’s Generation 8 prototype in 2016,” said Frohnmayer.
I'd heard this was coming. It should overcome the effort needed to turn the wheels at low speeds with the handlebars.
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I would think TV is better when you're at speed
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I think it has to do with the leverage of a handlebar not equaling a wheel with multiple turns lock-to-lock.
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They really needed to solve the low speed turning effort issue. I liked muscling the car around, but most people don't want such stubborn steering. Would be interesting to see how different the car is with the vectoring.
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Iirc this is the same thing Aptera was taking about when they said they didn't need power steering.

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I'd heard this was coming. It should overcome the effort needed to turn the wheels at low speeds with the handlebars.

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