Sam Abuelsamid and the Cool, but Dangerous Steering Yoke

Episode 1767 (28:14)

Sam Abuelsamid

Sam joins Leo to talk about Tesla's new design, which includes a "flight yoke" style steering wheel. Sam says it's almost certainly a problematic design that favors form over function. It forces drivers to abandoned 10 and 2 positions in favor of 9 and 3. And if you get into a sudden situation, there's nothing for you to grab for hand over hand steering. And that could cause an accident. There's also no steering stalk for turn signals or transmission. It's in favor of the car deciding what gear selection is. You can use a button on the touch screen to go in reverse. Sam isn't sure that's even legal.

In other Tesla news, they are also putting in a landscape large touch screen that will enable passengers to watch movies and play video games.