Why does every post 2009 dashboard have a shitty fucking screen right in the middle of it ruining everything?
Why can't we go back to clean minimal interiors? You use your phone for Google Maps anyways.
Looking at pre-2013 Tacos rn because of this.
Fuck touch and LCD screens in cars. Fuck 'em. Nowadays Ferd is the only one making fullsize trucks without those damn screens, and I bet you any money that in 2017 the new bar of soap SD will have them standard.
Seriously, though. What happened? What happened to simplicity? All I want is a basic regular cab truck. Hell, I wish the Tacoma didn't have an electronic transfer case select, but at least there are low mileage examples with manual trannies and manual windows still floating about with less than 50K miles.
This is simplicity... for the manufacturer. They make a single unit that controls a bunch of functions that works in a ton of different cars, rather than making knobs, switches, and different dashboard designs for different trim packages/cars.
Okay, what's to stop me from removing the camera?
Fuck this sissy bullshit. "It's okay guys we're safe now that people who are too fucking dumb to turn around and look have a camera that allows them to stare at a screen that only shows what's behind and a few feet on either side of their car"
Why not both? Cameras are damned good when you're hooking on trailers or you're parking a large vehicle in a short parking space and want to get as close to the wall/marked off space as possible
Sure, I'd buy one if I had difficulties lining up for towing or parking in tight spaces a lot. I know my car's size, rarely have to park in difficult spots, don't tow with it, and it's visibility is good.
I've seen some big fisheye camera type things on trucks and panel vans with no rear windows at all, those look pretty good.
For parking; the actual "problems" typically arise if you're reversing to some type of object you cant see either through your rear window or your side mirrors like a rock. My university, for god knows what reason, has placed series of rocks behind every parking outside to prevent people from rolling down the hill or something. Those fucks are not visible when I'm reversing into a spot, and barely visible if I park front-first.
It's so it gets harder to do DIY work on your car.
Why do you think automakers and dealers were pushing for cars to become "mobile computing devices" under the DMCA? (unsuccessfully, thankfully)
>automakers and dealers were pushing for cars to become "mobile computing devices"
The auto industry is dying.
>The National Highway Safety Transportation Agency (NHTSA) announced a new rule today that will require vehicles built from May 1, 2018 on to have a back-up camera.
I guess you can remove it if they don't force you to have one in order to pass inspection in cars newer than 2018.
I agree it's idiotic, though.
Something funny in that article:
>In announcing the new requirement, NHTSA cites an average of 210 fatalities and 15,000 injuries from back-up accidents every year, and notes that children under 5 years old account for 31 percent of the deaths.
>Going less than 5mph in reverse
>Somehow still manage to kill somebody
How stupid must you be?
Oh wait, I know how stupid you have to be.
>Stopped at a stop sign in a parking lot
>Woman in a Jeep Cherokee reverses out of her parking spot while I'm at the stop sign
>Beep the horn
>She keeps reversing
>Backs into my bumper
>"Oh, it's just a scratch!"
NO IT'S NOT JUST A SCRATCH. WHAT IF I TOOK ONE OF YOUR GOLD BRACELETS AND PUT A SCRATCH IN IT? "HURR IT'S JUST A SCRATCH XDDD"
THESE PEOPLE ARE RUINING CARS
Because the mandatory backup camera needs a screen. And, if you need the screen anyway, it's cheaper to do away with all of those "button" things--the marginal cost of software is "free," which matters when you're cranking out a million shitboxes.
>Automatic braking systems will be a standard, and eventually mandatory feature on every new car
This is 1000x worse than any backup camera IMHO. Time to start buying up old shitboxes and stockpiling spare parts, the next 75 years are gonna be rough.