Yeeehah! That would wake a guy up!
That phenomenon is occuring again these days with big trucks. For decades and decades, the
horn has been activated by pulling on a cord, hanging in a loop so it is easy to grab, up in the
left corner. You've all seen kids tug on an imaginary such horn to request honks from passing
truckers. That's so ingrained with truckers that I automatically reach up there even in my
pickup if I want to honk.
Well, the #$%^&* clever people at Volvo Truck seem to have decided that this excellent system
isn't good enough for them, so they have put the horn on the steering wheel, next to the little
electric horn, and with invisible markings that I could maybe find with a magnifying glass.
So when I have to drive one of those trucks, I drive with my fingertips on the outside
perimeter of the wheel and don't dare get anywhere near the center of the
dam*** thing. And if I do need to honk, I have no idea if I will get a
squeeky peep from the electric horn or a real honk. Or if I'll set off
the exploding steering wheel balloon.
That was today's rant.
There are also some other functions that can be on a floor button, such as the Jake brake,
and the steering column tilt.