BMW iNext: electric SUV's innovative steering wheel revealed
Audi E-tron rival's autonomous potential demonstrated with radical polygon-style steering wheel
BMW’s gradual unveiling of its innovative iNext, due in 2021, continues with the reveal of a range of images depicting the advanced electric vehicle’s polygonal-shaped steering wheel.
Described as the first BMW model in which the driver is no longer required to take care of the task of driving, the iNext is fitted with a newly designed steering wheel conceived to allow the driver to easily switch between highly automated driving and active driving modes.
It is the second interior detail from the production version of the iNext to be revealed, following official images showing its curved instrument display earlier this year.
Inspired by the steering wheels used in BMW race cars, the new steering wheel uses flattened upper and lower sections. They are designed to make it easier to recognise the steering angle than in a conventional round steering wheel.
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