Jaguar Previews Futuristic Steering Wheel Design
Jaguar has previewed a futuristic-looking steering wheel concept that operates using artificial intelligence and voice recognition software – it can also be completely removed from the car.
Named “Sayer”, after Malcolm Sayer, a prominent designer who worked for the British marque between 1951 and 1970, the steering wheel concept is akin to Amazon’s Alexa, and “lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion”, says Jaguar.
“Imagine a future of autonomous, connected and electric cars where you don’t own a single car, but instead call upon the vehicle of your choice where and when you need it,” explain the designers. “Need to be at a meeting two hours away from home by 8am tomorrow? Simply ask Sayer from the comfort of your living room and it will work out when you get up, when a car needs to autonomously arrive at your door and even advise which parts of the journey you might enjoy driving yourself.”
The device will be fully unveiled at the end of this week during the inaugural Tech Fest at Central St Martins art college in London.