As somebody who has collapsed a steering column against their chest in a early 60's car (while airborn, the telephone pole did not yield), and lived to tell of it, i'm thankful for 3-spoke steering wheels. Probably the best technology advancement since using your skull to remove parts of the front windshield!Nothing quite like the feeling of a steering column pushing right through your chest in a collision... mmm...
Had a pretty nasty set of bruises and concussion. You could actually tell where cracks in the wheel plastic were after the accident based on the bruising.
The "crack" is only on the plastic shroud. Nothing to worry about on a pre-production vehicle. you can't seal that shape of clamshell plastic with a sonic blade, my guess is that IF that door makes it to production, there will be some simple screws from the cabin side to hold the pieces together. Having airbags along the top rail has possibly allowed that door to be allowed on streets, but what's the point? Might as well just have doors off.I noticed the crack in the tubing and wondered if it was just a seam or the thing was showing fatigue?