From next year, the German supplier Schaeffler-Paravan wants to start driving cars with a joystick instead of a steering wheel.
The German company is launching testing of the system by-wire, using joysticks, in sports cars and road vehicles. The controls work like in a computer game: left is left, right is right, gas is in front, and the brakes are in reverse, according to HAK Magazine.
Paravan's joystick control is considered revolutionary. That is why Schaeffler entered this project as an investor, and now they are jointly trying to commercialize the system in 2023. The system can even be retrofitted. The advantages are great because there are no more shocks transmitted through the steering wheel when driving through potholes, steering no longer consumes power, and the operation of the active safety system is facilitated because the steering wheel no longer has to move when correcting driving direction.
The screen has vast experience in developing control systems for people with disabilities, and the joint venture announces that it is three years ahead of the competition in terms of development. It is expected that people with disabilities will benefit the most from this system.