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    Silverado Electric Pickup to have Four-Wheel Steering

      Chevrolet has revealed that the Silverado electric pickup will drive circles around the competition with the addition of Four-Wheel Steer and 24" rims.

    Four-Wheel Steer is a chassis feature that enables a vehicle to steer all four wheels, increasing agility and tight turning radius at low speeds. This brings improved handling and stability at higher speeds with outstanding trailering dynamics.

    The Silverado electric pickup is designed from scratch and it harnesses the best of the Ultium Platform and ingrained with the Silverado's proven capability. Fleet and retail versions of the electric Silverado will be offered with a variety of customer options. Customers can receive the latest updates on the electric Silverado at one of these two web sites:

    Chevrolet was founded in 1911 and is one of the worlds largest auto brands, available in 79 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020.

    Chevrolet will be bringing to market the electric Silverado that will feature engaging performance, heart pounding designs, passive and active safety features along with easy to use technology at an outstanding value per their press release.

     

    GM Corporate Newsroom - United States - EV News

    Chevrolet Previews Available Four-Wheel Steer on Silverado Electric Pickup (gm.com)

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    13 hours ago, balthazar said:

    You guys know I like large vehicles, and my GMC has a 157" wheelbase (you can also opt for the CC/8-ft bed @ 172" wheelbase!), but maybe I'm just used to piloting this class of vehicle; I have no issue other than a smidge of attention making hard right turns so I don't curb it. Have to pull a bit farther forward, and cut the wheel a lil sharper. But there's no instances of turning circle or lane changing that 4WS would come into play (tho it sounds like it would on those hard right turns). I'd pass on the option relative to the cost and how infrequent it'd come into play.

    Based on the old Quadra steer, it seems it would come into play all the time just not on specific use cases.

    General Motors Quadrasteer Info | GM Authority

    What is Four Wheel Steering System | How it Works? (theengineerspost.com)

    So Turning is an expected benefit.

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    Depending on speed, the computer would adjust the wheels as follows for local to highway driving.

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    Over all a good video on 4WS. I see it being more common and beneficial on BEVs as we move forward.

     

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    11 hours ago, David said:

    The auto stop/start and the reduction of cylinders during cruising on the highway has proven it can now work the way it was envisioned.

    Unaware of the issues with the current GM 5.3L and 6.2L engines with cylinder deactivation?
    If anything, it's proven that all the 'modern computerized tech' isn't making major strides forward at all. 

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    See, this is exactly the sort of thing that pisses me off. What the hell is this drunken over-correction nonsense? 

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    It's a late-change scenario, right?

    I know EXACTLY what this nonsense is; over-dramatizing to make the 4WS plot line look like it's doing a LOT more / is a lot safer. But it's bullshit, as usual, and it automatically leans me against the proposal because they're overselling it, because they HAVE to, because it just. ain't. all. that... or they  could sell it on face value.
     

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    11 hours ago, balthazar said:

    I know EXACTLY what this nonsense is; over-dramatizing to make the 4WS plot line look like it's doing a LOT more / is a lot safer. But it's bull$h!, as usual, and it automatically leans me against the proposal because they're overselling it, because they HAVE to, because it just. ain't. all. that... or they  could sell it on face value.

    Exactly. All they need to do is sell the slow speed maneuverability of the vehicle and it'll sell accordingly. That is all that is needed from four wheel steering. 

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    16 hours ago, David said:

    Cool review of GM focus for this current Decade.

    General Motors to Outline Plans for Decade of Growth, Doubling of Annual Revenues by 2030 with Increased Margins (gm.com)

    Today also had an additional tease of the Chevrolet Silverado EV pickup truck. We will get to see this truck at the January CES 2022. Truck will have a fixed-glass roof for retail models.

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    Not sure why they would need the terrarium feature, maybe so the A/C runs more and depletes the battery faster?   Also helps push up the price. 

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    4 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

    Not sure why they would need the terrarium feature, maybe so the A/C runs more and depletes the battery faster?   Also helps push up the price. 

    Tech has made the ability to make those roofs solar panels as well as built in tinting, so it darkens. I think it is about giving an open air feel while still being safe inside.

    It is an interesting concept that Tesla Buyers seem to love and everyone else seems to be coping. I do wonder myself about it. I think it will be an option and is not for everyone.

    I myself being a cancer survivor of skin cancer also do not need that big sky glass roof option.

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    1 hour ago, David said:

    Tech has made the ability to make those roofs solar panels as well as built in tinting, so it darkens. I think it is about giving an open air feel while still being safe inside.

    It is an interesting concept that Tesla Buyers seem to love and everyone else seems to be coping. I do wonder myself about it. I think it will be an option and is not for everyone.

     

    It's also an EV thing... manufacturers seem to think an EV has to be different and offer fancy features you don't see on normal vehicles, like the stupid door handles on the Mach-E, etc. 

    I like panoramic sunroofs w/ an opening section and sliding shades, but don't see the point of a huge glass roof in a truck.   It's a truck, not a luxury car.

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    49 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

    I like panoramic sunroofs w/ an opening section and sliding shades, but don't see the point of a huge glass roof in a truck.   It's a truck, not a luxury car.

    Maybe you didn't know but, there are luxury trucks now.

    Limited F150, High Country Silverado, Denali Sierra, Limited Ram 1500. 

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    1 minute ago, ccap41 said:

    Maybe you didn't know but, there are luxury trucks now.

    Limited F150, High Country Silverado, Denali Sierra, Limited Ram 1500. 

    Oh, I know... I don't care...not my niche.   I wonder if this is an option on the Silverado EV...making something like that standard is just an excuse to push up the price. 

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    1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

    It's also an EV thing... manufacturers seem to think an EV has to be different and offer fancy features you don't see on normal vehicles, like the stupid door handles on the Mach-E, etc. 

    I like panoramic sunroofs w/ an opening section and sliding shades, but don't see the point of a huge glass roof in a truck.   It's a truck, not a luxury car.

    I get the point, but then many trucks have entered Luxury level features and pricing. Crazy world we live in now.

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    1 minute ago, David said:

    I get the point, but then many trucks have entered Luxury level features and pricing. Crazy world we live in now.

    It's going to be interesting how the Silverado EV compares to the Ford F150 Lightning.... I assume it won't be strictly a $75-100k luxotruck...

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    21 minutes ago, Robert Hall said:

    Oh, I know... I don't care...not my niche.   I wonder if this is an option on the Silverado EV...making something like that standard is just an excuse to push up the price. 

    It's only standard on non-commercial version, which they've said they'll make a commercial/fleet truck and one for the rest of the public. 

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    5 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    It's only standard on non-commercial version, which they've said they'll make a commercial/fleet truck and one for the rest of the public. 

    I am thinking an LT retail version will not have it or at least it will be an Option.

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    2 hours ago, balthazar said:

    That’s probably a $5K piece of glass to replace.

    The topic was how panoramic glass roofs dont belong on pick-up trucks and how these could be expensive fixes if ever they get broken.

    Speedy Glass repair. Speedy Glass replace...   A catchy Canadian jingle  of a Canadian business that repairs or replaces windshields that are cracked.  

    There is something humorous about me posting that advertising.   Or maybe not.  

    They cant all be winners.  LOL

     

     

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    4 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    The topic was how panoramic glass roofs dont belong on pick-up trucks and how these could be expensive fixes if ever they get broken.

    Speedy Glass repair. Speedy Glass replace...   A catchy Canadian jingle  of a Canadian business that repairs or replaces windshields that are cracked.  

    There is something humorous about me posting that advertising.   Or maybe not.  

    They cant all be winners.  LOL

     

     

    Imagine if shit from a Plane flying high over head leaks, freezes and breaks off and hit that. 

    Canada women woken up by 'frozen excrement from plane loo' crashing through roof | Daily Mail Online

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    11 hours ago, oldshurst442 said:

    The topic was how panoramic glass roofs dont belong on pick-up trucks and how these could be expensive fixes if ever they get broken.

    Speedy Glass repair. Speedy Glass replace...   A catchy Canadian jingle  of a Canadian business that repairs or replaces windshields that are cracked.  

     

    A variation of the slogan of the biggest glass repair chainin the States...'Safelite repair, Safelite replace'...

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    1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

    A variation of the slogan of the biggest glass repair chainin the States...'Safelite repair, Safelite replace'...

    HA! You read my mind. 

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    1 hour ago, Robert Hall said:

    A variation of the slogan of the biggest glass repair chainin the States...'Safelite repair, Safelite replace'...

    That got me thinking.   Why would these two have the same jingle? 

    So I googled.

    It turns out that an even LARGER and OLDER windshield replace shop bought out Safelite in 2007.  Belron.  A United Kingdom headquartered company founded in Cape Town, South Africa in 1897. 

    And guess what?

    Speedy Glass was also acquired by Belron.   Lebeau being the Quebec version.  Belron operates in 32 countries acquiring  glass repair shops in those countries. 

    Safelite was founded in 1947 in Ohio

    Speedy Glass was founded in 1949 in Ontario I believe. 

    Lebeau Vitres D'Autos of Quebec was founded in 1947. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safelite

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belron

     

     

     

     

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    17 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    I would NOT recommend that super panoramic sunroof option.  Not enough structure or protection in case of a rollover accident.

    Maybe it's made of transparent vibranium.

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