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Dear Skip

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_steering

Is it also possible to integrate the Brake, Accelerator Functions available to the Driver available on the Steering wheel to the Driver through re-engineering process ?.

If it is possible, then do you feel this could be advantageous to the current acceleration, braking mechanism available to the driver near the feet ?.

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Prashant,
  Sure it is possible but creates many problems. I will only mention one and you will be able to see what I mean.
  A driver can't keep both hands on the steering wheel at all times. Imagine making a hard turn at an intersection. Then a pedestrian walks out in front of the car. THEN the driver has to try to find the "brake" button on the steering wheel.
  As you can see, removing the driver's hands from the steering wheel for any reason could lead to disaster. Changing the radio station or adjusting a mirror are a couple other reasons to take the hands off the steering wheel.
  Gotta go but this is my first thought about your idea. Keep thinking!!
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Heretofore, I will NOT answer any mechanical question. I am not qualified and can only offer speculations. You are better served by others that are true Techs. With that being said, please only ask about parts and locating obsolete Auto Parts. Thank you. I have the ability to locate quite a few mechanical parts for American made vehicles fron the 1900`s to present. Some are OEM and some are aftermarket. This would include engine, brake and chassis parts. Body parts and trim are VERY difficult to find but you may inquire. If you need assistance in repair, I have illustrated books for major American manufacturers that show some illustrations BEFORE 1974. If needed, I can supply repair manuals for your specific vehicle. PLEASE REMEBER I'M A PARTS SPECIALIST, NOT A TECH!! Thank you.. Skip

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