Apple has applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office to patent a steering wheel remote control that it's working on.

Get caught playing around with your car stereo while driving and at best you’ll face a stern talking to from the boys in blue; at worst you could be looking at points on your licence.

Though many high-end vehicles have similar contraptions built-in, Apple’s steering wheel remote control will be attached manually and will remain wireless. We assume it will then pair with the car’s media system via Bluetooth or FM transmitter. 

Resembling the navigational click wheel found in Apple’s iPod collection, the device will attach to the top of the steering wheel at the ten to two position (remember your driving test?) depending on whether you’re right or left-handed.

You’ll then be able to skip or pause a track without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

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