Some functional subsystems on automobiles have evolved tremendously over the decades. Take fuel systems for example, their evolution from primitive carburetors to sophisticated electronic fuel injection systems represents major change. Steering wheels haven’t evolved quite as dramatically but there has been more change than most people realize. To start with, the first automobiles didn’t have steering wheels, they had tillers like boats do. In this article, we will look at some of the history behind automotive steering wheels and you may find that this pedestrian automotive part is a little more interesting than you think.
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