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Well That Didn’t Work: Saab’s Weird Joystick-Controlled Car Wasn’t a Super Idea

We’ve used steering wheels to guide our cars for more than a century, and it’s worked out pretty well so far. They’re simple and intuitive, and it doesn’t seem there’s much room for improvement—at least until autonomous vehicles make them moot. But that didn’t stop Saab from thinking it had a better idea.

Now, Saab was always quirky in a cool way. There’s that whole ignition on the floor thing, and how can you not like a sexy fiberglass two-seater with a V4 engine? But even Saab was waaaaay out there when it considered a joystick, of all things, an ideal control mechanism for steering a car. Perhaps it had something to do with the company’s history of building jets.

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