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Monday, December 05, 2022

Buttons are safer than touch screens in cars

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image, VW.

Many car enthusiasts often ask to perform Totally in favor of buttons on social networks and in the real world and against touch screens in cars. And although, at times, it seems a bit like old people who don’t want their things changed, the truth is there are good reasons. To complain about. really, It turns out that using buttons for systems like climate control, stereo, and some driving functions is actually safer than a screen controlling everything in your car.

This revelation, which should not surprise to nobody, Comes from Swedish Car Magazine we car ownersWhich is researching the usefulness of buttons and touch screens in modern cars.

To do this, the publication tested the user interface on 11 cars. Currently on the market. Models tested included the BMW IX and Tesla Model 3 Full of Screen, Dacia sandero with its interface Touchscreen and a 17-year-old Volvo V70.

During testing, drivers were given various tasks to perform, such as changing radio stations or changing climate controls. In each case, the car was traveling at a speed of about 105 kilometers per hour.And the researchers measured the time and distance traveled by each car while performing the tasks.

Image for article titled Safe button with touchscreen in cars, says study

image, Volvo.

The site also emphasized that the drivers were not sent to each car with eyes closed; He had time to get to know the car before completing the test.

So what did the result show?

ok, as expected volvo The 17 year old was the easiest car. Visit this masterpiece full of buttons Just 300 meters while completing the task, which was originally 1.000 metropolis Less than the worst performing car: the MG Marvel R.

in publicationE said cars like BMW ninth And the Seat Leon, which includes a combination of screen and buttons, worked pretty well, but both About 900 meters during the task. And a lot can happen if you drive Distracted during that distance.

Fortunately, not all new cars were a nightmare to use. Model KMwing The new ones involved in the experiment, the Dacia Sandero and Volvo C40, performed better.

both new models They have touch screens, but also allow users to control many functions via physical buttons, The Dacia and Volvo covered 414 meters and 417 meters respectively during the test.

Image for article titled Safe button with touchscreen in cars, says study

image, Tesla.

So we’re not saying that this test proves all touchscreens are bad, far from it. The results found that the simplified interface and options for buttons and Screens were the easiest for drivers to use. but is Buttons for some tasks make driving a lot easier.

However, the site noticed that there is a button which is not good, TookThe controls that weren’t backlit were A nightmare for users, with cars like the VW ID.4 and the Seat Leon Dark Buttons That Were “Totally Invisible” night”.

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