The system is pretty straightforward -- instead of some convoluted folding, the pedals and steering wheel are simply removable. According to the patent, Ford envisions the system as something that could permit a steering wheel for development purposes or customer desire, but could otherwise be taken out. The wheel and pedals would connect to specific notches in the dashboard, with locking points to keep everything in place -- especially during a collision, should one occur.

[CNET]