With the development of technology, the comfort, maneuverability, and safety of automobiles are increasingly valued by people. The steering wheel is the most frequently touched part of the driver’s hand in the process of driving. Its importance is self-explanatory.
What is a steering wheel switch?
Just touch the buttons on the steering wheel, and you can achieve the functions you want. For example, adjust the volume of music, control the answering phone, operate cruise control, and so on.
The push button switch here is also called a tact switch, which is a switch that can be instantly turned on by gently pressing it. Specifically, in the electrical automatic control circuit, manually apply a certain operating force in the direction of the switch operation to close the circuit to turn on. The circuit will be disconnected when the withdrawal of pressure. Although the size of a tact switch is very small, the switch is very responsive and has the advantages of low operating force, precise travel, and good hand feeling. Therefore, the tact switch will respond quickly and complete the corresponding settings as long as the driver presses the buttons.
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History of the automobile steering wheel
The original steering wheel only had a steering function, which was a completely mechanical unit. Later, an electric horn was installed on it. Nowadays, the functions of the steering wheel tend to be diversified. The advantage of a multi-function steering wheel is that the driver can easily control many functions in the car without much movement.
Steering wheel controls
The multi-function steering wheel is to set some function button switches on both sides of the steering wheel or underneath it. A driver can directly operate many of the car’s electronic controls in one of the most convenient places – right where the driver’s fingers are. You don’t have to look for traditional function buttons on the console or dashboard. On the contrary, you can keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, which greatly improves the safety of driving. Multi-function steering wheel controls include horn, sound system controls, mode switching, phone answering, trip computer control, cruise control, gear control, etc. It should be noted that the arrangement of these function buttons on the steering wheel needs to take into account the case of misuse. Even if the operation error will not have a major impact on driving safety.