Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Buttons in Cars

Cadillac has a commercial out promoting its new car control technology that mimics a tablet:  no buttons.  I've seen similar ads for other cars too.  Companies are promoting this like it's a good thing.  Buttons are superior to a tablet because you can feel which ones to press without taking your eyes off the road.  I realize that you can get more buttons onto a touch screen and it allows you to zoom in, but buttons are better for operation while driving.

I don't want to sound like a luddite, but sometimes the low-tech solution really is best.  A touchscreen could be incorporated somewhere for something to do with cars, but reliable voice controls (initiated by a button push) would be much safer.
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