I'm not sure that is the case. It may have to do with the KITT feature of self driving. Let me know also if I'm not answering correctly.
Originally Posted by dbs600
AND THAT STEERING WHEEL with wood the traditional way on the top and lining the inner area on the bottom; Frankenstein-like! They did it just to do it to be 'different', which is never good practice.
From what I've read, the car will drive itself but you need to have at least 1 hand on the wheel. By removing the bottom spoke of the steering wheel. you can how rest your hand low horizontally at the bottom of the steering wheel at the 6 o'clock position rather than hold it higher up at the 9 and 3 positions, having your arm in your lap. If that's the case, then it's not really to be different, but different because of a new feature of the car.
I wonder if KITT had the wheel design that way for Michael Knight since KITT was self driving? Sorry for going off topic.
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