Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the disappearance of the traditional steering wheel in all models of its electric vehicles.
The car and driver reported.
So, the updated Tesla Model S got an unusually shaped steering wheel – this is a clumsy U-shaped steering wheel without an upper bar.
Car and Driver has asked the National Transportation Safety Board for comment on the legality of the use of steering wheels in modern production vehicles. America (NHTSA) The department responded that it did not “approved” the decision, but could not conclude before the vehicle went on sale, adding that manufacturers were responsible for complying with current safety regulations.
Interestingly, there is no regulatory document as of now America The size of the steering wheel of the car is not regulated, the only requirement for this part is a guarantee of safety for the user.
Proponents of the steering wheel argue that using a wheel instead of a normal wheel does not in any way reduce the driving experience or safety. Also, the absence of the upper part opens up a better view of the dashboard. The only criticism is the small touch-sensitive buttons on the steering wheel.
The fact that the “steering wheel” will be extended to other Tesla models is confirmed by spy shots of the updated Tesla Model X crossover, on which a similar steering wheel is noticeable.
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