Submitted by CharleyBC on Mon, 2018-05-21 12:09
I've wondered this off and on. In the Model 3, is there a real mechanical connection between the steering wheel and the front wheels? Or does the steering wheel just tell the computer what you want, and it in turn tells some little steering motors to do their thing? Same sort of question with the brakes.
I'm thinking of what I hope are fringe safety situations, where, for example, the computer suddenly wonks out while driving, or I'm an idiot and run the battery to zero. Can I safely steer the car off the road and bring it to a stop?