Portreve wrote: ⤴
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:56 am
So when that panel eventually goes out, how do you do anything in the car?
Exactly. And, personally, I think it's a REALLY STUPID IDEA
to have touch-screen interfaces in vehicles, for the use of the driver.
Especially those mounted in a position away from the normal field of view of the driver, e.g. in the central console.
You don't have to LOOK at tactile controls e.g. gearstick, indicator stalks, lights, fan, radio etc. but you DO have to look at a touch screen to interact with it, therefore not looking at the road. And to have ALL the controls this way?
N.B. I've never driven an automatic, by the way. Wouldn't know what to do with my left foot or be able to change gear when I
want. As a driver, I want to be in FULL control of the vehicle at all times. I really don't like the idea of losing ALL control of the vehicle I'm supposed to be driving. Puddle ahead? (I aquaplaned on the M1 once, no problem. How would an AI cope with this?) Black ice? Idiot(s) a few vehicles ahead, or behind, out of sensor range? Reacting to an emergency service vehicle needing to pass? ... sure I could think of more.
People who don't want to drive, or are not competent at doing so, shouldn't.
Plus, who's to blame in the event of a RTC?