I wrote up something about this earlier but it may not have made it through
the server. Basically, my thesis is that in a rear-steer car with the driver
positioned well aft, the steering "G" forces are backwards. That is, when a
driver turns the steering wheel and makes a turn to the right, the driver
feels a G force that feels like he is being thrown to the right; in a
front-steer car , he feels like he is thrown to the left. This is what I
called a "counter-intuitive" feel and it would take a lot of training to do
the correct thing in an emergency.
Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
From: DrMayf [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 3:31 PM
To: Albaugh, Neil; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Rear Steering - Another Look...
I guess, I do not see how that would make the car unstable, moving the
driver back that is. Might even make it better since the driver has a longer
perspective on the nose of the car. However, rear steering is problematic
given the rules against it and the seeming unwillingness of most everybody
to not discuss it. MAybe we should get our own group on yahoo and discuss th
eodd ball items.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Albaugh, Neil" <email@example.com>
To: "'DrMayf'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2003 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: Rear Steering - Another Look...
> Well.....maybe. I'll bet those results would be far different if the
> were moved way back towards the rear instead of near the front of that
> Regards, Neil Tucson, AZ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: DrMayf [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 8:57 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Rear Steering - Another Look...
> I was googling around looking for other items when I decided to do a
> rear wheel steering search. Of course, the Thrust Site came up but as
> I read about the mini they used to test their concept of rear steer, I
> though you all would like to read the article. I copied the info and
> pasted it here
> those who do not wish to surf... the url is
> the article is by Andy Greene