Steering is the collection of mechanical parts which allow a vessel (ship, boat) or vehicle (car, motorcycle or bicycle) to follow the desired course. Rail transport is an exception because the rail tracks provide the steering function. Vehicle steering is usually classed as a second order of control. The turning on the steering wheel directly controls the rate of the turn. Submarines and ships are classed a third order of control. There is a delay between the steering controls and the time it takes for the system to respond.
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- Robert W. Proctor; Trisha Van Zandt, Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems, Second Edition (Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2008), p. 406