The way you steer a car not novel, nor is the brake/accelerator arrangement.
There was a first time, right?
It's been done like that for years.
So if pinch/zoom is used for the next 50 years (considering that you just came to know of it), will you be saying the same for that? And what's with the rectangle with rounded corners?....FFS man!. There's something seriously wrong with the US patent system.
At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.