Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Talks About In-Car Infotainment Systems

He talks about other things (the new Mac Pro, Google Glass) but what he said about cars and infotainment systems is what caught my ear.  This is from Slash Gear.

Wozniak says that touchscreens aren’t the best solution for in-car infotainment, but if they’re implemented properly, they still could be a valuable piece of technology in the car. For instance, Wozniak says that the problem with touchscreens is that “it’s hard to find the right button to press without reaching over and taking your eyes off the road,” but if companies made the touch buttons larger (therefore, easier to press), there’s less of a chance of hitting the wrong button and taking your eyes off the road even further. He’s says that “it’s easy to hit the buttons on a phone because you’re holding it; when you’re not holding it and it’s on a dashboard, it’s so hard to tap and hit the right buttons.”

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