The Truth About Cars » Ergonomics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Vellum Venom Vignette: Center Gauge Cluster-****? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/vellum-venom-vignette-center-gauge-cluster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/vellum-venom-vignette-center-gauge-cluster/#comments Wed, 23 Sep 2015 12:15:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176554   Seth writes: Hey Sajeev, I’ve always had an aversion to dashboards where the main gauges are in the center of the car (Mini, Yaris, etc.). I can see why an automaker would do it if they sell internationally. Once, back when I used to listen to the Autoblog podcast, one of the hosts said […]

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  Seth writes: Hey Sajeev, I’ve always had an aversion to dashboards where the main gauges are in the center of the car (Mini, Yaris, etc.). I can see why an automaker would do it if they sell internationally. Once, back when I used to listen to the Autoblog podcast, one of the hosts said […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Less Is More with In Car Entertainment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/vellum-venom-vignette-less-car-entertainment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/vellum-venom-vignette-less-car-entertainment/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:02:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=956338   I’ve been accused of Automotive Hipsterism for bragging about my bare bones Ford truck instead of aspiring to expensive vehicles. It used to be different, back when top-drawer dashboards were more Malevich and less Pollock in design. Because good design embraces Less is More, while poor design over thinks the solution. Speaking of hipster, […]

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  I’ve been accused of Automotive Hipsterism for bragging about my bare bones Ford truck instead of aspiring to expensive vehicles. It used to be different, back when top-drawer dashboards were more Malevich and less Pollock in design. Because good design embraces Less is More, while poor design over thinks the solution. Speaking of hipster, […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: More Cluster Commotions? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/vellum-venom-vignette-more-cluster-commotions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/vellum-venom-vignette-more-cluster-commotions/#comments Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:09:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473461 Question #1. TTAC commentator Seminole95 writes: Sajeev, I have another question for you. Why do auto manufacturers increasingly make cars with hard to read speedometers? I was thinking of buying a Mustang, but I could not tell easily how fast I was going. The new Accord speedometer is harder to read than previous models. My […]

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Question #1. TTAC commentator Seminole95 writes: Sajeev, I have another question for you. Why do auto manufacturers increasingly make cars with hard to read speedometers? I was thinking of buying a Mustang, but I could not tell easily how fast I was going. The new Accord speedometer is harder to read than previous models. My […]

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Mercedes Tackles Unintended Acceleration With New Cruise Control Stalk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/mercedes-tackles-unintended-acceleration-with-new-cruise-control-stalk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/mercedes-tackles-unintended-acceleration-with-new-cruise-control-stalk/#comments Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:39:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=402869 Unintended acceleration has been a huge topic in automotive circles over the last year or so, as the Toyota Recall Scandal brought new attention to that man-machine-interface problem. But did you know Mercedes has been receiving its own complaints about UA? Neither did we, as a post-Toyota Recall survey of NHTSA complaints showed Mercedes enjoying […]

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Unintended acceleration has been a huge topic in automotive circles over the last year or so, as the Toyota Recall Scandal brought new attention to that man-machine-interface problem. But did you know Mercedes has been receiving its own complaints about UA? Neither did we, as a post-Toyota Recall survey of NHTSA complaints showed Mercedes enjoying […]

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