jflowerus said:A thought that popped into my head today! Since the Prius has electric assist steering, how long before the steering wheel is left off and we drive it with a joystick like we see on powered wheel chairs?
john1701a said:A wonderful benefit of the drive-by-wire design is for those with disabilities. The can have a custom interface created for their unique need. Think about it.
Shifting via button.
Steering via joystick.
Braking via slide-lever.
You're referring to the Toyota WelCab program:Joel said:You know, in Japan they sell several optional items that are designed to aid the handicapped including a special loading front seat. It's impressive for a company to do that if you ask me.