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These days, more cars can by shifted electronically or braked electronically. Now Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan, plans to start installing systems that allow cars to be steered electronically, instead of mechanically.

It believes it will be first with such systems in a mass-produced car.

Infiniti believes the ability to "steer by wire" will lead to more safety and precision, rather than the current method of mechanical steering, Reuters reports.

Electronic steering could show up on the first models within a year. It will work via an electronic link from the steering wheel to a computer.

No longer will turning the steering wheel lead to a series of gears that directly turn the wheels of the car. The advantages include future features that could help cars automatically avoid accidents.

Just in case, the Infiniti will have conventional mechanical steering as a backup.
 

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Not a huge fan of this idea. Just more things to make our steering even more disconnected from the road.
 

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Yea, this would be great and safe for the general population. For folks like me who know and love to drive...I'll stick with the old skewl set up.
 

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The new steer by wire system actually still sends feedback to the steering wheel, The three computers tracks the vibrations from the road and sends more or less the same thing it felt. That pretty cool so now its like a car simulation video game sterring wheel like the ones they in Gran Turismo 5.

Well heres an up to date article review from Jalopinik and their experience with it.
http://jalopnik.com/5953667/driving-nissans-new-steer+by+wire-system
 
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