In Defense of Car Screens: Navigating the Digital Revolution in Autos

by AutoExpert   |  25 March, 2024

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Everyone's hating on those car screens, and we're here to say they're full of it. Screens are awesome, and the real reason people hate them isn't the tech, it's the change.

Safety? Yeah, right.

The big complaint is that screens are way less safe than old-school buttons. Maybe that's true in some cases – those studies get thrown around a lot. But honestly, those studies are kinda weak. That Swedish magazine one? Not exactly scientific. And the other study, the one that seems legit, actually says it's ANY kind of complex tech that's distracting, especially for older drivers.

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Plus, there've been studies that actually say screens are SAFER sometimes! They're faster than digging through menus on clunky old knobs.

It's about nostalgia, not sense

When people moan about how the old way was better, that's car conservatism. They're the folks who think anything new is bad just because it's different. We love a classic car as much as anyone, but come on, let's live in the 21st century.

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The real reason car companies love screens

Okay, we'll admit, this is partly about money. Screens are way cheaper for car companies to make and maintain than a million buttons and gauges. Less to break, fewer warranty repairs...it's basic logic.

Plus, screens can get UPDATES! They're like our phones, getting new features and improvements all the time. Old-school dashboards are stuck in time.

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And honestly, they look way cooler.

Screens make cars feel modern, futuristic. Buttons and knobs? They look like grandpa's old ride.

The good, the bad, the excessive

Look, we get that not every car has AMAZING screens. Some are a total mess, and some companies go overboard – seven screens for one Jeep is just dumb.

But the best setups, like Tesla's, are a dream. Minimal, easy to use, and let's be honest, they make other cars feel outdated.

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So yeah, we're Team Screen all the way. They're better tech, better value, and the future is bright. Haters gonna hate, but change is good!

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