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Author: KennyO Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18154  
Subject: Re: Ford Drops C-Max Fuel Economy Ratings Date: 8/21/2013 1:18 AM
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You have to look at them.

In aviation pilots are trained that "head down in the cockpit" is a recipe for disaster. Surely that's germane to ground-based vehicles as well. After all, how're we doing on the road with cell phones in our hands?

Are you willing to accept less functionality? Then buy a car without screens.

I will, if I can, but how much longer will that be possible? Marketing and finance trump engineering and we know that functionality sells cars; even (especially?) functionality that you don't need for driving but you "need" to stay "connected." Based on my former career as a control systems engineer [my point here being that I know whereof I speak], a control arrangement that requires you to take your eyes off the primary task while driving a car is bad juju. Voice control may help but I'll venture that it'll help far less than we think ... or hope.

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