Automobile manufacturers are always searching for new and inventive ways 

 set themselves apart from the competitors. This sometimes even entails trying to

replace an already functional system—a conventional circular steering wheel—with a completely different one. 

With its yoke steering mechanism, Telsa is the most recent manufacturer to provide an unusual

In 2021, the firm said that the Model S and Model X will only be powered by their yoke

"wheel," but then withdrew the option of the yoke or a conventional circular steering wheel.

Ford created a novel method for drivers to spin a car's wheels, essentially making the same error sixty years before

Fortunately, Ford's steering system was never put into production, in contrast to Tesla's yoke.