Apple Patents Wireless Clickwheel Remote for Your Vehicle's Steering Wheel

Apple Patents Wireless Clickwheel Remote for Your Vehicle's Steering Wheel

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Apple has been granted a patent for a wireless remote control clickwheel that attaches to your car's steering wheel, reports Patently Apple.

At a time when local and federal laws are being drafted to enforce "hands free" operation of smartphones and other devices in vehicles, Apple's invention comes to the rescue to provide their customers with a sound solution. The design borrows from Apple's iPod clickwheel but with a new touch-sensitive design. Interesting enough is that one of the engineers working on this project was a principal designer at California's famous Frog Design.

For full details on the patent, check out the link below...

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Apple Patents Wireless Clickwheel Remote for Your Vehicle's Steering Wheel

Apple Patents Wireless Clickwheel Remote for Your Vehicle's Steering Wheel

Lm - May 16, 2012 at 12:27pm
Don't they know that steering wheel is suppose to turn and that thing will be getting in the way. It's a good way for getting sued when someone causes an accident.
Thatcher - May 16, 2012 at 8:03am
Looks like the old iPod Nano/iPod 2G controller. I wouldn't be surprised if this was a very old patent as Apple don't use that kind of navigational scroll wheel anymore. Also the song on the display 'Human' by the Killers was released in 2008 when Apple were still using this kind of navigational technology.
jompa - May 16, 2012 at 7:58am
I wonder if it is even legal to place something like that!?
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