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 jal_ on Mon 14th Apr 2014 10:18 UTC
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"In-car software is absolutely horrifying and crazy complex" - So, so true. My < 1 yo Prius Wagon has an absolutely horrible main console, and a very shitty and buggy multi-media system. I mean, the radio, CD and USB drive apps are clearly desigend by three different teams, using different icons, fonts, buttons and overall look and feel. Geez...

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