Tesla is innovative and there is no doubt about that. The one championing the evolution of automobile industry at it’s entirety is filled with geniuses such as its piles of engineers and even it’s boss, Elon Musk.
Immediately Tesla came into the scene, electric cars became much more realistic rather than being some futurism far from human’s reach. The company is growing it’s catalog of cars its leading even many years old automakers such as BMW, Porsche, Ford and so forth to adopt a more eco-friendly kind of vehicle.
One key ingredient to the company’s long list of success and achievements is it’s ability to think out of the box. The innovative inventions such as the Digital Dash which was introduced to the Model S or even the retouch it did with the Model 3. Think of how it changed the face of Trucks while presenting the Cybertruck last year with it’s futuristic yet unusual looks. We know that there are laws guiding everything but Tesla doesn’t mind breaking them and creating newer laws to enhance users experience.
With that out of the way, Tesla’s patents had always been an interesting thing to go through and whenever Elon Musk, the company’s leader speaks about some inventions he envisions, people sometimes doubts how even possible that could be. In a recent report gotten by Electrek wich has it Tesla is trying to add more features to the steering wheel.
This new patent features a car steering wheel that has two touchscren interfaces on either sides of it. The patent docu was released and some which could be gotten reads as follows
The user interface of the steering wheel may additionally include indicators provided at a lower portion of the steering wheel indicative of a selected gear engagement of the vehicle. For example, the user interface may provide illuminated indications of engagement of Park, Reverse, Neutral, or Drive modes. Additionally or optionally, the steering wheel may include RFID detection and NFC activation functionality.
A patent drawing of a retooled steering wheel can be seen below:
This new steering wheel patent re-illustrated in a visual way shows a steering wheel with a touch gear shift on it. The full patent is being hosted on Scribd courtesy of Electrek. It was initially filed last year’s summer but made published yesterday.