Ford Cars To Use Dashboards More Like Cellphones

Ford Cars To Use Dashboards More Like Cellphones

After testing prototype controls, the design team proposed layouts.

It seems Ford is very inspired by dashing cellphones' designs that why recently they re-transformed their car dashboards to make more like cellphones than traditional cars' dashboard styles.

Ford has been consulting with Ideo, the person who made Apple's original mouse, for the designs and layouts. Unveiled designed are more like gadgets navigations as you can see in image.

The changes they made as reported at New York Times:
One is the five-point controller - four directional arrows with a central button - on the steering wheel. Used on many electronic gadgets, it had roots in the points of the compass. Five-point controllers on the steering wheel are easily operated with the thumb, which lets drivers keep their eyes on the road.
A central eight-inch screen is organized around four corners and four colors: yellow-orange for the phone, green for navigation, blue for climate control and red for entertainment. There are, mercifully, large knobs for volume and fan speed.


Ford Cars To Use Dashboards More Like Cellphones

The changes eventually made it to production in the 2011 Ford Edge.



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