Move Over Tesla, GM Has The Weirdest Steering Wheel

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And it even comes with a 'Human Mode.'

Car manufacturers are in a perennial battle to see who can produce the most efficient, most practical, or most powerful vehicle, but let's not forget about the fight to see who can design the coolest looking stuff. Traditionally, the Italians have had the upper hand when it comes to style, while the Germans and Japanese design stuff that actually works, but where does that leave the US? If the official GM Design Instagram account is anything to go by, we're looking pretty good. One of the account's recent posts shows off an awesome-looking steering wheel that would look more at home in a Rimac Nevera than a Chevy Silverado.

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GM Design loves teasing fans with quirky and futuristic designs, and even real-life concepts that never made a public appearance. This steering wheel concept looks like something out of the not-too-distant future, where mankind no longer has to give many physical inputs when it comes to driving a car. The overall design looks like some sort of hand-held PSP gaming device finished off with leather handgrips and thumb controls. In the first image, we can clearly see controls for drive, reverse and brake, and most notably the word "autonomous" lit up at the bottom of the display. The display itself looks like something out of the Alien movie franchise.

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The second design looks a bit more human-centric and clearly shows an image of a car traveling somewhere in Texas displayed in the center of the steering wheel. The words 'Human Drive" has us totally convinced that this isn't some sort of alien product testing. Also note the fact that the car is traveling at a not-so-legal 108 mph. Even though there are no real details regarding the functionality of this wheel, we still think it looks cooler than Tesla's Yoke contraption.

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