Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ford will return buttons and knobs to dashboards after touchscreens prove distracting to some drivers

6/17/13, "Ford bringing back buttons after touchscreen distraction fears," slashgear.com, Chris Davies

"Ford plans to restore buttons and knobs to its high-tech dashboards, after drivers complained that touchscreen-centric infotainment systems made common tasks like adjusting volume demand too much attention. The car company still maintains that its SYNC and MyFord Touch systems, which see increasingly large LCD displays take center-stage in the dashboard, are popular among drivers, with 79-percent of new 2013 cars sold featuring the systems. However, as of the 2014 F-150, the finger-friendly – but potentially distracting – panels will be rejoined by more traditional controls."...

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