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JLR developed a temperature-changing steering wheel to help prevent distracted driving

It could tell the driver when to turn

It could tell the driver when to turn.

Teased
Jaguar's futuristic 'Sayer' steering wheel might make your morning coffee

"The connected steering wheel that could be the only part of the car you own"

"The connected steering wheel that could be the only part of the car you own."

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Watch F1 steering wheels evolve from simple to sophisticated

Wood and aluminum make way for plastic and carbon.

The impressive collection of wheels used for the video is completely genuine.

The secrets of the Mercedes F1 steering wheel

An analysis of Mercedes F1's steering wheel and it's role in the team's success.

Motorsports
Ferrari steering wheel may hold key to rocket F1 starts

Ferrari's brilliant getaways at the Australian Grand Prix could well be the result of a unique approach to new start restrictions.

Motorsports
Mercedes surprised Hamilton with this steering wheel message

Lewis Hamilton had much to celebrate at the end of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this past weekend. Not only did he win the race in commanding form (the 33rd in his career to make him the fifth most successful in Formula One history), but he also scored enough points (double on the season finale this year) to outpace his teammate and chief rival to win the world championship. Having already been

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Smack Attack turns your steering wheel into a drum kit

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.

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Ryan Hunter-Reay explains his IndyCar's $25,000 steering wheel

Ever wondered why there are so many buttons on F1 and IndyCar steering wheels?

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Formula racer removes steering wheel at full speed for quick fix

Successful racers make smart split-second decisions about what line to take, when to accelerate and brake and so on. So when recently faced with an electrical problem in his Formula Renault 2.0 car's steering wheel, Jeroen Slaghekke was faced with pitting and losing position or taking a chance.

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German researchers investigating touchscreen steering wheel

A group of German researchers are working to develop a new touchscreen steering wheel. The wheel itself is a sheet of acrylic rimmed with infrared LEDs. A single infrared camera picks up reflections on the acrylic when touched, allowing a range of gestures to operate everything from the stereo to climate control. The notion is that the tech will allow drivers to keep their eyes on the road and off the various distractions in the cabin, but

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Steering wheels are nine times dirtier than public toilet seats

Have you ever driven a vehicle that had a sticky steering wheel? It's probably one of the most disgusting feelings there is, and a report in IBN Live shows that the adhesive can be more than just grape jelly. Researchers at Queen Mary University in London claim that there are, on average, 700 different kinds of bacteria per square inch of steering wheel. That compares to 80 distinct bacteria types on a public toilet seat. Even worse, the trunk has 1,000 bacteria types per square inch. T

Steering wheel for the... iPhone?

CTA Digital iPod steering wheel -- Click above to view the video after the jump

Porsche wireless racing wheel from Fanatec

If you love racing games, have a PS3 or PC, and have no problem parting with a hefty $349, Fanatec's wireless steering wheel is right up your alley. Sure you can get a gaming steering wheel for a lot less money, but it won't come fully equipped with a 6+1 shifter, three working pedals, and an official seal of approval from Porsche. Fanatec spent seven years coming up with a setup that was worthy of the Porsche name, and the end result is pretty damn sweet. The steering wheel is adorned with real

Smart, but flawed: Steering wheel navigation screen

The latest gizmo from Japan's Takata will tell you where to go, but not like those verbally abusive digital keychains from the '90s. The Takata CSW steering wheel is designed to interface with sensors in your vehicle and display different messages on an LCD screen in the 12 o'clock position. There are already lights and sirens to let you know if your door is ajar or the washer fluid is low, but the CSW wheel's best trick is that it will talk to the N