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Asked by: T.W.
Subject: Gyroscopes in cars
Question: Has there ever been in a car that a gyroscope was use to stabilize on curves? Hey let's see
Date: 17 May 2015
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Answer: Glenn Turner - 19/03/2016 13:17:39
 Yes. Both physical gyroscopes have been to stabilize a car and gyro sensors. In fact gyro sensors appear on many new cars and can either aid handling or detect a crash happening.

There has also been work on race cars in the past although not much has come to fruition.
One simple use although I've never been able to confirm it was in oval circuit indycar. One or more teams reversed the engine rotation. Thats because the engine/flywheel acts as a gyro. Hence if spinning in the appropriate direct it pushes the nose of the car into the ground rather than lift it up.

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