First I see this picture:
it goes with this story about a vibrating gear knob - one for the ladies perhaps?
Although the person in the photo (I'm guessing it's a man) is about to grasp it with his left hand in a left-hand drive car - looks dodgy to me.
Unless it is actually a right-hand drive car and the passenger fancies a grope.
The story is about a Ford engineer who has developed the vibrating gear-knob that is wi-fied to the engine CPU and is supposed to tell the driver when to change gear. I guess this would require the driver to keep a hand on the gearstick all the time when driving - not a bright idea.
Anyway, lots of modern cars have little irritating lights somewhere near the speedo (small "s" - nothing to do with tiny swimming trunks) which light up at gear-change time.
Or, you can do what I do and go by the engine noise and general feel.
Having recovered from that shocking story, I then saw this shocking picture:this Autoguide story. Fortunately, it is a computer rendering - it doesn't exist in the flesh yet - but it could.
It's what happens when a Porsche Cayenne is given wood.