21 December 2012

Should there be a standard user interface for cars?

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Writer Jason Torchinsky makes a case for a standard user interface for cars:

“I know there’s already a number of official and unofficial standards in place — pedal location, use of a wheel for steering, turn indicator stalk location — but cars are getting more and more complex, and in some ways it’s pretty surprising this hasn’t already happened.

And that’s just standards for the things we actually interact with; industry-wide standards for the fundamental systems that make up a car’s brains could prove very useful as well.”

Yet, the commenters disagree and call it a bad idea or worse.

(via BoingBoing)

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