BMW Motorsport documents its dual-use virtual steering wheel

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BMW M Motorsport and sim racing hardware manufacturer Fanatec have created what they state is world first with the joint development of the steering wheel for the BMW M4 GT3, which unites real-world and virtual racing.

In this 30-minute documentary, “Fusion: Motorsport meets SIM racing”, the development of the steering wheel, which works perfectly in both racing cars and simulators, is described in detail – from the first idea viewed with scepticism, through the initial meetings and various construction phases, to testing.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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