Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Apr 2014 20:09 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces

There's certainly some hope on the horizon with Apple and Google, though just how good these systems will be remains to be seen. One thing is clear, though: the current state of all in-car experiences is incredibly bad. For those manufacturers looking to go it alone, I don't expect much.

In-car software is absolutely horrifying and crazy complex. A good friend of mine regularly drives brand new and super-expensive cars (in the hundreds of thousands of euros category), and even in those cars, the user interfaces are just terrible. There's a lot of room for improvement and disruption here.

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classic design
by unclefester on Sat 12th Apr 2014 03:39 UTC
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Cars should have a controls like a classic sportscar or aircraft - individual white on black analogue dials, rocker or rotary switches and slide controls. The instruments and switches should be able to be easily removed and individually replaced at low cost.

MGB dash:

http://www.gentrylane.com/s/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/74mgb_dash.j...

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