By Al Vinikour
I’ve written several pieces on the technological evolution of the lowly steering wheel, mainly how it has become a repository for redundant audio controls and other functions that allow the driver to keep his or her eyes on the road, but still be able to change stations, adjust temperatures in some cases or whathaveyou. However, it wasn’t until a day when I was in Los Angeles driving with my editor when we began to discuss how steering wheels have evolved in size. Never one to badmouth a higher-up (at least in person) I faked sincerity (as I’ve practiced to perfection), and praised him for his wisdom in planting the seeds for a possible feature. This is it, Gang. It doesn’t get much better than this. If you don’t like it then you can blame my editor because it’s not ME that will let my readers down, it’s HIM. But…I digress.