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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by cmost on Sat 12th Apr 2014 13:07 UTC
cmost
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Just keep this crap out of cars entirely! Where I live, distracted driving has become so problematic that people are being killed. It is impossible for a human being to accomplish true multi-tasking, yet everyone thinks they are able to simultaneously drive, text, tweet, take phone calls, eat and fiddle with their in-dash computers all at the same time. If these clods want to kill themselves, fine, just leave innocent bystanders out of it. I'm tired of seeing these people swerving out of their lanes, running through stoplights and slamming on their brakes to avoid sudden traffic shifts because they weren't paying attention. If you're at the wheel of a moving car, then your first and only priority is to get yourself from point A to point B safely; anything that distracts from that is dangerous and should not be present in the car.

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