PEDAL LETS YOU STEER CAR BY FOOT (Jul, 1931)
This doesn’t seem like such a good idea.
PEDAL LETS YOU STEER CAR BY FOOT
A device recently placed on the market by a Los Angeles, Calif., manufacturing firm enables auto drivers to steer by foot pressure for short distances. Pressing a foot pedal causes an arm to spring up and engage a spoke of the steering wheel. Then the car can be guided by a side-to-side movement of the pedal.
This novel method of steering cannot be used where there are sharp curves to round. It is designed for open roads, when the driver wishes to light a cigarette, for example. A car can be steered only for a limited distance from one side to the other by itâ€”enough to keep it going in a straight line or on a gently-curving road. The foot pedal extends out from the steering column, between the clutch and brake.