Is this the steering wheel of the future?

BMW steering wheel

Have you ever wondered what the steering wheel of the future would look like? Well, wonder no more as BMW has said that the future steering wheel would be quite different from the one we are used to — the new wheel is likely to be polygonal in shape, mainly due to the ergonomic advantages it provides.

BMW steering wheel

Also, the shape will make it easier for the driver to regain control. In the distant future, with great levels of autonomy expected in cars, the steering wheel would be even smaller and look more like an air craft controller.

In fact, car makers have predicted that as the importance of the steering wheel progressively diminishes, there could even be cars without steering wheels going ahead. These futuristic cars would have a clean interior with minimal buttons and a large touch surface which controls all the functions.

So, do you like the future of the humble steering wheel? Do tell us in the comments below.