By Jason Ford, Head of Applications Engineering, MicroTouch
Automakers continually look for new ways to enhance driving experiences, and one of the latest is the addition of touchscreens. Of course, in-vehicle touchscreens are nothing new. The first dates back to the 1980s when the Buick Riviera unveiled its green screen “Graphic Control Center.” The innovation replaced buttons and knobs to give drivers climate and radio control with just a touch.
Today, the industry has just about reached the tipping point where it has changed from manufacturing mechanical, motorized vehicles with onboard computers to producing computers with wheels – and touchscreens are the user interface of choice.
How automakers choose touchscreens for vehicles and provide value-added resellers (VARs) with some lessons on how to select the right touchscreens for the solutions they design for their clients.