Gallery: Retractable Steering Wheels Should Make it Easier to Get Into ...


It’s no surprise that our cars are getting smaller. With fuel an ever decreasing resource, we are ramping up the electric vehicle (EV) market with tiny, compact cars that require less energy to run. The people that are meant to buy the cars aren’t changing in size (for the most part), which is why TRW Automotive is working on a market-ready retractable steering wheel. They want to make it easier for the elderly and people with mobility problems to get in and out of the inevitably tiny EVs — like the Mitsubishi i-MiEV — that are coming their way.

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