Apple awarded patent for steering wheel iOS control

Apple Steering Patent

A site by the name of Patently Apple has discovered a new patent filing (within 21 patents that issued) by the computer giant the looks at the development of an in-vehicle remote control that would attach to the car’s steering and control the owners iOS device.

The idea is being explored to curb distracted driving since right now you must take at least one hand off the steering and your eyes of the road to fiddle with your iPod, iPhone or iPad.

The patent pictures shows Apple’s iconic click wheel attached to the steering, an in-dash screen and an iPhone/iPod hooked to the USB port.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: CNET