Touch Pad Controls Coming to an Audi Near You

While the mouse and trackballs will be with us for a while yet, the trend seems to be towards touch pads like we see with most laptops.  And since most smart phones operate by using some kind of swipe gesture, more people are getting used to operating devices in this sort of way.

As I pursue my neverending fascination with the evolution of in-car infotainment systems, I’m most interested in what Audi might do with their touch pad interface.  Question:  Is this better or worse when it comes to driver distraction?

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Touch Pad Controls Coming to an Audi Near You

  • March 22, 2012 at 8:11 am

    If HP can speed up the TouchPad and build the app library up more, we think there is a future for the platform, but for now, we'd still opt for an iPad or Android tablet.


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