I'm trying to make a 2D car driving game in Unity and I'm having problems with my code.

I am able to move forward,backward,turn left/right using arrow key from my present code

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class CarControll : MonoBehaviour {

// Use this for initialization
float speedForce = 15f;
float torqueForce = -200f;
float driftFactorSticky = 0.9f;
float driftFactorSlippy = 1;
float maxStickyVelocity = 2.5f;
float minSlippyVelocity = 1.5f; 

bool move=false;
public bool forwardArrow=false;
public bool backwardArrow=false;

public bool rightTurn=false;
// Use this for initialization
void Start () {


void Update() {


// Update is called once per frame
void FixedUpdate () {

    Rigidbody2D rb = GetComponent<Rigidbody2D>();

    float driftFactor = driftFactorSticky;
    if(RightVelocity().magnitude > maxStickyVelocity) {
        driftFactor = driftFactorSlippy;

    rb.velocity = ForwardVelocity() + RightVelocity()*driftFactor;

    if( Input.GetButton("Accelerate") || Input.GetButtonDown("Forward") || Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.UpArrow)) {
        Debug.Log ("Uparrow....................................................");
        rb.AddForce( transform.up * 20);


    if( forwardArrow==true) {


    if(backwardArrow==true) {

    rb.AddForce( transform.up * -speedForce/25f );

    if(Input.GetButton("Brakes") || Input.GetButton("Backword") || Input.GetKeyDown(KeyCode.DownArrow)) {

        rb.AddForce( transform.up * -speedForce/2f );   

        float tf = Mathf.Lerp (0, torqueForce, rb.velocity.magnitude / 2);
        rb.angularVelocity = Input.GetAxis ("Horizontal") * tf;


Vector2 ForwardVelocity() {

    return transform.up * Vector2.Dot( GetComponent<Rigidbody2D>().velocity, transform.up );

Vector2 RightVelocity() {

    return transform.right * Vector2.Dot( GetComponent<Rigidbody2D>().velocity, transform.right );

public void MoveForward()  //forward button
    forwardArrow = true;
    backwardArrow = false;

public void MoveBackward() backward button
    backwardArrow = true;
    forwardArrow = false;

public void RightTurn()  //right button

    rightTurn = true;


I have added four button(Forward,backward,right,left).Now I need to move the car using this button. The car is moving Forward,backward using the button but when Press the right/left button the car is not Turing left/right while move.But its working perfectly on key press.Can anyboady help solving this issue


1 Answer 1


First a small side note: you may have a typo

if(Input.GetButton("Brakes") || Input.GetButton("Backword")

With "Backword" did you mean "Backward"?

Since I don't find any Input.GetButton("left") or Input.GetButton("right") I assume that you use Input.GetAxis("Horizontal") for left and right.

In that case I guess you have to map your buttons to controll the horizontal axis. The keyboard keys are already mapped to control the horizontal axis. In the menu of Unity take a look into Edit / Project Settings / Input. There are the mappings.

I don't know if you can map them to UI buttons though. I haven't worked a lot with the UI so far. You will need something like if UI button down set a variable (e.g. moveLeft) to true and if if UI button is released set the variable (e.g. moveLeft) to false and change your code in that way.

This question recommends adding EventTriggers to the button to do that.

  • \$\begingroup\$ turing left/right is working but the problem is that when I click a button to turn right,its getting rotating towards right continuously.I need to turn only on a button click.Its working smoothly using keypress \$\endgroup\$ Commented Sep 22, 2016 at 10:44

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