Looking through NASA Johnson's Flickr I saw this photo. The complete caption is shown below.
What are these? How do they work? Are those tractor wheels at the bottom? Why are they orange and so futuristic yet retro-looking? Am I just imagining it, or is there a distinctly stylized aspect to those consoles?
Expedition 49 Preflight
jsc2008e040362 Photographic documentation of the Lunar Rover tour for Center Director in the Mars Yard. View is of JSC Center Director Mike Coats and Ellen Ochoa take a ride on the NASA ground prototype vehicle for lunar transportation.
below: NASA image from here with Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) license.