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"...For decades, the steering wheel remained nothing more than a wooden circle, mounted inside the car and through which the driver controlled the directional movement of the vehicle. It had and it served no other purpose. As you might imagine, steering with early wheels was not an easy task, as the whole procedure was done mechanically: the driver pulled the steering wheel to the left or right. Of course, the wheels resisted the commands, and the friction with the surface below mad..." Continue Reading →
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