Originally Posted by tonka toy
Considering these laws, it is quite possible to design and build a safe full hydraulic steering systems that meets the requirements of all states with the exception of Tennessee. Although these laws don't specifically prohibit full hydraulic steering, that does not necessarily make it legal. That in mind, the risks of running a full hydraulic steering setup are mainly fix-it tickets and lawsuits.
Nissan is going to have a full drive by wire system in there 2013 models.
Maybe the full hydro thing might loosen up a bit with a brand sold nationally that has passed DOT standards driving next to you on the highway at 90 mph without any steering shaft.
I think if you get a officer butt hurt over anything it will be the bracing in the windshield causing a obstructed view.
Thanks for showing the carrier and including a link.