Question Smart car dashboard?

Leoli

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I've recently been thinking about a project for a smart car dashboard and I designed the UI interface. If there was really such a dashboard, would anyone use it?

 

USAFRet

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I personally dislike touchscreens in cars, for all but the most trivial functions.

Unlike tactile buttons/knobs/switches, they require you to take your eyes off the road.
Right now, I can adjust the A/C, window up/down, work the radio...all while still looking out the windshield and driving the car.

Then you bring in a whole host of other issues:
Gloves in the winter, bumpy roads, screen calibration...
 

hang-the-9

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I've recently been thinking about a project for a smart car dashboard and I designed the UI interface. If there was really such a dashboard, would anyone use it?

Many manufactures already offer this, Mercedes, Tesla, etc... Many of them are not given good reviews for usability vs a normal control layout with knobs and buttons.
 

Leoli

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Thanks for your replies, I have considered this kind of problem myself, I have seen many touch screens placed between the driver and co-driver to play music, watch navigation, etc., but I really haven't seen them set up as touch screens on the dashboard either.

I'm trying to use a serial screen for this project, but it doesn't seem to be very well appreciated.
 
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COLGeek

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I personally dislike touchscreens in cars, for all but the most trivial functions.

Unlike tactile buttons/knobs/switches, they require you to take your eyes off the road.
Right now, I can adjust the A/C, window up/down, work the radio...all while still looking out the windshield and driving the car.

Then you bring in a whole host of other issues:
Gloves in the winter, bumpy roads, screen calibration...
I think redundancy (with traditional controls) is a must as well. What happens when the screen is kaput/malfunctioning?
 

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