BMW Patents A Weird Driving Yoke To Manually Control Autonomous Vehicles

One of the stranger things about the coming of autonomous vehicles is the dawning realization that, sometimes, they still may need to be driven by a human. And, at the same time, if a vehicle is primarily autonomous, you can no longer count on the fact that one of the passengers inside will actually know how to drive a car. So, this puts automakers in the strange position of designing interfaces to control an autonomous vehicle’s speed and direction without actually driving. That convoluted bit of thinking is how we get patents like this BMW “Steering handle of a Vehicle.”