Tuesday, December 10, 2019
News Rivian R1T Tank Steer System Turns EV Truck on a Dime

Rivian R1T Tank Steer System Turns EV Truck on a Dime

Rivian has created a new system called Tank Steer which apparently gives its R1T electric truck the ability to turn on a dime.

The Tank Steer system, as its name implies, will give the Rivian R1T the ability to rotate 180 degrees almost on the spot the same way a tank does. You can see the system in action in the video above.

Now, we should note that the video wasn’t published by Rivian but rather a channel called Auto Vision. On the other hand, InsideEVs learned that the video was actually created by Droga5, an ad agency hired by Rivian and that the terms Tank Steer and Tank Turn were trademarked by the EV manufacturer.

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And so that’s pretty much what we have to go on right now, a video showing a really nifty feature and some trademarks backing up the feature. Still, the idea of turning on a dime in a vehicle has a lot of appeal and given the efforts Rivian is putting into its new R1T to make it stand out, we wouldn’t be the least bit surprised they came up with this feature and will offer it.

Rivian R1T Images Gallery

Rivian R1T
Rivian R1T | Photo: Rivian

Rivian R1T
Rivian R1T | Photo: Rivian Automotive

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