Smartphone

In the automotive industry there was a clear trend towards making a car similar to the «smartphone with four wheels». So thinks Chinese automotive blogger

It has long been necessary to accept that the engine, gearbox and other mechanical aggregates in the car are no longer the cornerstone of the car.

In the center of Shanghai in the Tesla Experience store, the fastest queue for the purchase of a car takes 3 months. The main trick of Tesla cars «under the order» has long been not in the technical characteristics, but in their software and some other premium functions — karaoke, «smart» lighting, etc.

Attention! Dashboard So popular Tesla cars look like this:

Tesla’s design has become a role model in other automakers.

Some Chinese manufacturers «killed» the dashboard completely. The entire center of the cockpit has become a screen. From the rest of the usual accommodation, only the steering wheel, brake pedals and gear levers are preserved (photo below):

This design seems futuristic, but in fact it is not very convenient in operation. So, on one of the Volkswagen models, the touch set on the display name title display takes 0.5 seconds, and the navigation result appears with a delay of about 2 seconds.

Another minus — when entering from the screen, many teams are not very sensitive to the touch. This affects the convenience of operation: the process of entering commands is worse than using the physical keys.

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Even a regular screen, if you look at it for a long time, creates a sense of visual fatigue. Driving itself is a fatigue process, and then observation of the dashboard display is still superimposed. It would seem, you need to unload the driver, add a service assistant who would not have no pressure on the driver. Thus, some on-board programs appeared, which in the WECHAT function so that the driver is not distracted by visual control, has become automatically (voice) to play messages for drivers. However, it turned out that the invisible owner of the voice spoke into the personal space of the driver, thereby turning particularly sensitive people into stress:

All these innovations make it infinitely nostalging through the past dashboard.

The photo below shows Chevrolet Corvette C1, released in 1953. Its dashboard in a warm red shade and special, one might say, the refined location of the instruments in the panel are in question:

And this is FIAT-500 1957 G.V., with its minimalist aesthetics. Driving this car, admire the scenery outside the window, without thinking about worldly problems, one pleasure:

The tendency to the interconnection of intelligence and driving is the general direction of the development of automobiles of the future, which cannot be denyed. Objective reality. On the design of the dashboard, this interaction of a person and a car was reflected. Looking around the cars of the 1980s, we will find that the design of the dashboard was the same avant-garde as today.

So the concept of the dashboard VW ORBIT Concept was probably one of the most advanced in the 1980s (photo below):

Back in 1985, the concept car Nissan Cue-X was equipped with a dashboard with a display, but at the same time the steering wheel design still looked traditionally:

This Buick Reatta, presented in 1988, is also equipped with a touch screen in futuristic design, in the color scheme «Retro»:

There are some more bold projects, such as OldSmobile Incas Concept, a cool car of 1986 with a magnificent electronic digital dashboard and a particularly stunning steering wheel. The feeling of driving is very similar to the fighter management:

By the way, quite recently, Tesla stated that it was going to start a model with a similar steering wheel:

Automotive mobility (sorry for tautology) is really a direction in the automotive industry. People always seek forward, like automotive technologies. But on running should not forget where we are now. Do not forget about the road ahead, do not forget about the values of the person himself.