Whilst researching the Toyota Aygo, I came across an interesting little article about Kia doing research into using a Wii-like controller as a means of driving a car. So, for all you gamers out there who’ve wondered why there isn’t a PS/XBOX controller to steer and drive cars, perhaps you’ll get a chance to do so with the Wii 🙂
From Kia’s KEE-wii:
Say bye bye to the steering wheel as Korean firm Kia tests out a Nintendo Wii-style controller for steering cars!
The Peter Schreyer designed coupe concept from Kia called KEE-wii was first seen at the Frankfurt show and the technology exists to eliminate steering wheels and pedals altogether when it comes to getting a car to move.
According to Kia: “We have taken inspiration from current computer gaming technology to create a completely new steering and pedal system called Dynamic On-Road Kinetics. The traditional driving controls are replaced by a small ‘controller’ which fits comfortably into two hands. making steering motions with the small controller will turn the car in whichever direction the driver likes whilst accelerator and brakes are button operated. It is a very simple and intuitive system.”