I guess I am happy to hear that Honda’s future cars might use joysticks to steer them around instead of a D-pad – you know how disastrous your outings behind the wheel tend to be each time you play Gran Turismo with a controller, although it is going to be quite the learning curve experience especially for those of us who are so used to using a steering wheel all along. The hybrid AC-X that was unveiled by Honda ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show which will be held in early December sports a 4.7-meter chassis that looks and “drives” like a sports car, featuring an unusually spacious interior.
The sleek look on the outside betrays the expansive interior within, hence achieving the intention of Honda’s designer to pursue two “contradictory elements” while pulling the stunt off. The joysticks used to control the vehicle can be folded up and stowed inside the instrument panel when not in use, and for the comfort of the passengers, ottomans can be pulled from under the front seats whenever the car is in automatic driving mode. Ah, sheer bliss, if only the AC-X can be released soon.