- Oct 29, 2000
I see these things around here (NJ) all the time. The concept is nice, but for that kind of money what's with the crappy looking tablet stapled to the dash? Do we really want drivers looking down and away from the road to adjust the climate control or see the speedometer?
Physical buttons are objectively superior when driving (you don't have to look at them to press them). All cars should have physical buttons for the radio and climate control for safety reasons alone.
Couldn't agree more.
I don't want to change anything about the driving experience compared to traditional cars. They have had a hundred years to incrementally perfect the ergonomics, usability and human factors design of the cockpit. Reinventing the wheel just to be different is a terrible idea.
Just give me a car that is just like a good driver-centric design from the 90's, except make the drivetrain electric.
That's all I want.
You can take your tablets, capacitive button designs, on board AI and internet connectivity, and self driving technologies and shove them somewhere the sun don't shine.