IN times to come the steering wheel cold be the only part of the car that we really own.
So says Jaguar Land Rover which has revealed a high-tech steering wheel of the future at Tech Fest at Central St Martins art, design and technology college in London.
The steering wheel concept lives in your home and becomes your trusted companion.
Named Sayer it is the first voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) steering wheel that will be able to carry out hundreds of tasks.
Sayer could signal your membership of the company's on-demand service club - a club which offers either sole ownership or the option of sharing the car with others.
Imagine a future of autonomous, connected and electric cars where you don't own a single car but instead call upon the vehicle of your choice where and when you need it.
That's a future vision Jaguar Land Rover is exploring with Sayer and it could be the only part of the car you own.
Need to be at a meeting two hours away from home by 8am tomorrow? Simply ask Sayer from your living room and it will work out when you get up, when a car needs to drive itself autonomously to your door and even advise which parts of the journey you might enjoy driving yourself.
At the moment the Sayer concept is a sculpted piece of art and owes its name to one of the most prominent designers from Jaguar's past, Malcolm Sayer, who worked for the British marque between 1951 and 1970.
All very scary stuff in the current motoring era, but proof that such a world of self driving cars is about to be launched upon us.