Many of the team members are likely busy practicing for Davis, so I’ll try and answer a couple other questions and some students or Austin and Travis can correct me where appropriate.
The team has been using the steering wheel setup since at least 2009. The team has found that our drivers like this setup and it provides excellent maneuverability and is very intuitive. Having a steering wheel with good software allows a driver to very easily make constant radius arced turns. Many drivers who use two joystick tank drive, especially beginners, tend to have a jerky and less efficient path to certain points around the field. It can be pretty easy to tell what system people use just by watching people drive. With practice, we think that the driver station setup gives us great handling on the robot and many advantages.
Great job Comran making a fantastic reveal/promo video!