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    Question Ratio of Left Wheel to Right Wheel Based on Coordinate Data

    Hi,
    How do I find the ratio of rpm of the left wheels to the right wheels given that I know the (x,y) coordinates of the points? Imagine that I have a car, and I want to go through all the points below. From the point I am on, how do I know the ratio of the left wheel to right wheel rpm to get to the next point?
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    Well, for average rpm, I would suggest getting the distance each tyre (left side and right side) does, then, dividing the distance by the circumference of the tyre...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unknown008 View Post
    Well, for average rpm, I would suggest getting the distance each tyre (left side and right side) does, then, dividing the distance by the circumference of the tyre...
    Hmm, yeah, but I am really looking for the values I should put to the left/right wheels so the car will turn ande go through the next point.
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