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English translation: racing wheel

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French term or phrase:volant
English translation:racing wheel
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12:45 Oct 26, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: volant
appears in a list of PC peripherals
Rgaspari
United States
Local time: 04:06
"Racing wheel"
Explanation:
It is indeed some kind of a steering wheel, but one that you attach to your computer to play some of those racing games. It can even immitate the vibrations you would feel while driving a real car or truck. There is also a set of pedals that come with the game. You may see what it looks like on one of the sites quoted or on the site link below.

"Ce nouveau contrôleur de jeu «Side Winder» de Microsoft comprend un volant qui se fixe au bureau de travail et une paire de pédales s'installant sous le bureau.
Avant de l'utiliser, il faut procéder a l'installation du volant dans son ordinateur grâce à un CD-ROM."
http://radio-canada.ca/branche/v4/94/volant_t.htm

"Nascar Pro Digital Racing Wheel
Au volant de votre ordinateur
Testé sur le jeu de course Need for Speed Porsh Unlished, cet ensemble volant-pédales ne rivalise pas encore avec les équipements qu’on trouve dans les arcades mais il procure une certaine sensation de réalisme. "
http://archives.infinit.net/textecomplet/2000/06/20000607-14...

"Microsoft - Side Winder Précision Racing Wheel - Volant avec pédalier port USB "
http://www.pc-conso.fr/boutique2.asp?idbout=63

"ThrustMaster lance le volant Formula Pro Digital Racing Wheel, produit utilisant à la fois les pilotes DirectX 7 et une interface USB. A la pointe de la technologie, le volant Formula Pro Digital Racing Wheel donnera aux fans de course le sentiment que la piste leur appartient."
http://fr.guillemot.com/brand/presse/commu/fiche57.html
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Louise Atfield
Grading comment
Thank you. In view of the context, this seems like the right meaning. And thanks for the references.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na"Racing wheel"Louise Atfield
nasteering wheel (of a car)...Heathcliff


  

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15 mins
steering wheel (of a car)...


Explanation:
Does your document by chance deal with the Xsara Windows CE product (a sort of master cockpit computer that controls primarily a mobile telephone -- it includes an Ericsson, I believe -- and other microprocessor-driven devices in your car)?

As I understand it, the system also includes a customized steering wheel equipped with control buttons, so that you can issue commands without taking your hands off the wheel...

Cheers, HC



Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 04:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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4 hrs
"Racing wheel"


Explanation:
It is indeed some kind of a steering wheel, but one that you attach to your computer to play some of those racing games. It can even immitate the vibrations you would feel while driving a real car or truck. There is also a set of pedals that come with the game. You may see what it looks like on one of the sites quoted or on the site link below.

"Ce nouveau contrôleur de jeu «Side Winder» de Microsoft comprend un volant qui se fixe au bureau de travail et une paire de pédales s'installant sous le bureau.
Avant de l'utiliser, il faut procéder a l'installation du volant dans son ordinateur grâce à un CD-ROM."
http://radio-canada.ca/branche/v4/94/volant_t.htm

"Nascar Pro Digital Racing Wheel
Au volant de votre ordinateur
Testé sur le jeu de course Need for Speed Porsh Unlished, cet ensemble volant-pédales ne rivalise pas encore avec les équipements qu’on trouve dans les arcades mais il procure une certaine sensation de réalisme. "
http://archives.infinit.net/textecomplet/2000/06/20000607-14...

"Microsoft - Side Winder Précision Racing Wheel - Volant avec pédalier port USB "
http://www.pc-conso.fr/boutique2.asp?idbout=63

"ThrustMaster lance le volant Formula Pro Digital Racing Wheel, produit utilisant à la fois les pilotes DirectX 7 et une interface USB. A la pointe de la technologie, le volant Formula Pro Digital Racing Wheel donnera aux fans de course le sentiment que la piste leur appartient."
http://fr.guillemot.com/brand/presse/commu/fiche57.html


    Reference: http://www.electricgames.com/reviews/n/nascarprodigital.html
Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300
Grading comment
Thank you. In view of the context, this seems like the right meaning. And thanks for the references.
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