The steering wheel is a great invention, but after 100 years with few modifications, it may be time for an upgrade. At least that is the opinion of researchers at SKF Automotive Div. North America. SKF recently showed off the Novanta concept car at the company’s Plymouth, MI, technical center featuring an electronic steering device that hides itself when not in use. Concept car steering wheel stows itself in door when not in use. Yet another device dubbed as a “human-machine ...

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