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It would be interesting to know much turning you are doing
relation to distance moved.
Details: Probably a magnetic moving in a coiled tube inside
the steering wheel. Mapping the voltage produced to
calculate distance of motion.
Or a cog system off steering column such that no matter
which turn direction a counter is turned.
||Incentive to wiggle along the motorway [+]
||This could also be used to calculate distance traveled with more accuracy, since tires turn more per distance in a turn than in a straight line. Right? Did I dream that? Oh well, whatever +
||[daseva] From my limited reading, the odometer is
off the transmission output and before the
differentials. In a turn, the outside wheel is more
and the inner wheel is less with respect to the
||If you lived on a ring road, drove on the left and
turned left at your gate to go home via why you
were travelling in the first place then the right
sided wheels will do more distance than the left
||Technically, the kids playing 'driver' in the
shopping center car park will clock up distance on
the steering wheel even with no forward motion
||Could use this as a record of your ability to parallel park...
||An instrument panel with multiple dials offers real-time readout of current steer angle, rate of change, recent average time between left and right steers, recent maximum left and right angles, recent average deflection each side of straight etc. A paper reel can have a trace pen output as well. And there can be a blurtooth interface for downloading all the data for even more detailed post-drive analysis.