Why Tesla’s New “Yoke” Steering Wheel Could Be a Safety Problem

For once we can say that Tesla really has reinvented a wheel. For its newest Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, the carmaker dropped the traditional circular steering wheel in favor of what it’s calling a “yoke.” This yoke is rectangular and reminiscent of what you might see in a jet or a racecar. Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that the company made the change because, “Yet another round wheel is boring & blocks the screen,” adding that Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” function—controversial due to safety concerns—“in panoramic mode looks way better with a yoke.

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Why Tesla’s New “Yoke” Steering Wheel Could Be a Safety Problem

For once we can say that Tesla really has reinvented a wheel. For its newest Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, the carmaker dropped the traditional circular steering wheel in favor of what it’s calling a “yoke.” This yoke is rectangular and reminiscent of what you might see in a jet or a racecar. Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that the company made the change because, “Yet another round wheel is boring & blocks the screen,” adding that Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” function—controversial due to safety concerns—“in panoramic mode looks way better with a yoke.

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Why Tesla’s New “Yoke” Steering Wheel Could Be a Safety Problem

For once we can say that Tesla really has reinvented a wheel. For its newest Model S sedans and Model X SUVs, the carmaker dropped the traditional circular steering wheel in favor of what it’s calling a “yoke.” This yoke is rectangular and reminiscent of what you might see in a jet or a racecar. Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that the company made the change because, “Yet another round wheel is boring & blocks the screen,” adding that Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” function—controversial due to safety concerns—“in panoramic mode looks way better with a yoke.

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Billionaire Gifts $350M Amid Alleged Child Porn Inquiry

In an act of pure thoughtfulness, or thoughtful public relations, the billionaire T. Denny Sanford pledged an additional $350 million to a South Dakota health system that already bears his name. The gift will be used to establish “virtual care centers” for patients in rural and underserved areas across the region.
For more than a year, Sanford has faced an onslaught of negative press over reports that he was being investigated for possession of child pornography. No charges have been filed in that case.

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The Screens in Cars Are Becoming a Problem

You’re driving and you’re bored. Tired of staring at the road, your eyes drift toward the polished touchscreen to the right of your steering wheel—what the auto industry calls your “infotainment” system. First you scroll through its menus to select a pump-me-up playlist; then you use its mapping tool to reroute toward a nearby Starbucks.
Sounds like a typical driving experience these days. Sure, you temporarily looked away from the road while tapping through the infotainment system, but that’s no big deal. Right?

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The Best Coffee Cup in Conservatism

Mugged by reality. (Photo: Luther Abel)
Based on a totally and completely very objective study
There are many subjects on which conservatives differ. Foreign policy. Tariffs. Drag-queen story hour. Landlords from Queens. But perhaps the matter most dividing the Right is that of which conservative outlet has the best coffee cup. The titanic struggle for caffeinated supremacy originated with a still-ongoing bout between Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire and Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder.

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The Best Coffee Cup in Conservatism

Mugged by reality. (Photo: Luther Abel)
Based on a totally and completely very objective study
There are many subjects on which conservatives differ. Foreign policy. Tariffs. Drag-queen story hour. Landlords from Queens. But perhaps the matter most dividing the Right is that of which conservative outlet has the best coffee cup. The titanic struggle for caffeinated supremacy originated with a still-ongoing bout between Ben Shapiro of the Daily Wire and Steven Crowder of Louder with Crowder.

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The chip shortage is getting worse

Starting next week, General Motors is again halting the assembly lines of several pickup truck plants because the company doesn’t have enough computer chips. The plants had been back up and running for just a week following a shutdown in July, which was also caused by the chip shortage.
These production halts may not stop anytime soon. “I do think we’ll continue to see impact this year, and it will have a tail into next year,” warned CEO Mary Barra on Wednesday.

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Media Unions Are Challenging the Use of NDAs

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Media Unions Are Challenging the Use of NDAs

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