We'll admit it: we're plenty guilty of using our steering wheel as an impromptu drum kit for awesome traffic solo performances. And by "awesome traffic solo performances," we really mean, "fits of off-beat epileptic flailing." But that's neither here nor there.

One company is out to turn absent-minded steering wheel drumming into a game with a special wheel cover. Called the Smack Attack, the gizmo features eight touch sensors that produce drum sounds on top of the music pumping from your iPhone music library. If that seems like a massive bout of distracted driving waiting to happen, its creators say the device could actually keep drivers focused by engaging them.

We suppose anything that keeps a driver's mind from wandering off is a step in the right direction, and Smack Attack isn't attached to any sort of game. It just lets you make fun noises by whacking your steering wheel. Buyers can also download songs without the drum part so that the user can drop his or her own beats. Check out a test demonstration of the Smack Attack in action in the video below.



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      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stuff like this makes me fear for the country when the next generation takes over.
      justgoawaymad
      • 1 Year Ago
      So, the thing that causes more accidents than anything else is distracted driving. How the hell can this b/s even be legal. Americans HAVE to stop thinking their car is the place they can do anything they want. How about DRIVING
        Jarda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @justgoawaymad
        would you only ban tapping the steering wheel while the sound is somehow processed or tapping in general?
      Smilez1105
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ooooh, even better: Let\'s add some foot pedals for the full drum experience.
      RockstarTS
      • 1 Year Ago
      As someone who both plays the drums and loves to drive I can tell you, this is a stupid idea. Seriously.
      Joy Binford
      • 1 Year Ago
      No. This is just as bad as texting. Just stop it and drive.
      Rajesh
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you need something to \"keep you engaged while driving\" then you shouldn\'t be behind the wheel in the first place!
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      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yes. Let's add a couple more distractions to the already hazardous daily commute. You shouldn't be doing anything else apart from keeping your damn hands on the wheel and/or shift knob. You shouldn't be talking on the phone, texting, doing your make up, playing drums, eating, etc. Morons.
      Ducman69
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meanwhile in America... hippy liberal douche talks on cellphone while driving, texts a buddy, punches in his destination into his GPS, bangs his drum kit steering wheel, while jamming to his favorite tunes, singing, and swerving with the beat at 85mph on the highway. Whats wrong with just paying attention to DRIVING? I can already imagine some zoned out idiot totally into his music telling me that the reason he made a rapid lane change without using his blinkers is because he was busy on a really tricky drum line sequence and "only has two hands man".
        Soul Shinobi
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ducman69
        How the hell did a retard playing with his steering wheel turn into a politically charged event for you?
      car czar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yup one more thing car drivers do besides driving. I was riding my motorcycle down 35 and to my left a lady was putting on lipstick and to my right a guy was yapping away on his cell phone and having breakfast. Talk about being between a idiot and a 2 ton rock with no one in control.
      Jarda
      • 1 Year Ago
      overly-complicated excuse for buying nissan
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