Thursday, March 26, 2009

Has Elon Musk Actually Never Driven A Car?

A touch screen? In a car? As the center-console user interface? Are you shitting me? The one interface that has to be designed to be operatable without looking at it is going to be a smooth piece of glass with different layouts? Will have no tactile feedback for finding the right button just by touch? So you have to look to make sure the AC screen is on to change the temperature of the car? You have to look to select the right radio station instead of gliding your fingers across the edges of the presets?

Center LCD console of the new Tesla Motors electric car

No, seriously, are you kidding me? You have to be kidding me, right?