Formula E race vehicles feature quite the contraption of the steering wheel. It ...
Formula E race vehicles feature quite the contraption of the steering wheel. It does much more than simply turn the car left or right. It is a toolkit for the engineers.
The steering wheel itself is standard issue for entire Formula E team roster, which will grow in the coming years, and it is completely configurable.
The onboard screen shows crucial data, such as the lap times, tire pressure, motor temperature, and more. The screen can provide whatever the team or a driver feels is essential data.
Moving right along to a various dials control regenerative braking maps, lift and coast modes, and the torque maps.
The torque maps, specifically, feature programming for the different qualifying sessions, and, of course, the race mode is present.
Engineers program each of these dials before a driver even climbs into the vehicle and the driver can adjust them on the fly.
One of the coolest features is a mark button on the steering wheel. While the race driver is on the track, perhaps during the qualifying session or practice, he can press the button to leave the digital blip in the data trail.
After the session, engineers can dissect a data and see what may be causing whatever the driver felt was important. It could be something such as the bump in the circuit, or the time when the car loses torque for the unknown reason.
There is much more to the steering wheel and you can take the deeper dive into it in the video below.
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