Drive by Gamepad

Would you drive a car that is driven by an playstation controller or Joystick?

Seems unlikely but the news about the Toyota cars that have to be recalled seems to show how close this is.  Apparently the breaking problem that is causing the recall of millions of cars worldwide is caused by a software failure and is ONLY possible because the cars are ‘drive-by-wire’ – there is no mechanical connection between the brake pedal and the brake (similarly the throttle).  So the foot pedals are simple input devices ……

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BBC News article

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