Yeah, that looks annoying. It least it has buttons though.
The good thing about the 2nd gen, with an Accord dash kit you can remove the entire infotainment system and go aftermarket if you want. There is a ton of retrofit stuff for most cars now, even systems that can interface with the factory screens. Still, it's a long way from my S2000, which came with a DIN CD player that you couldn't hear with the top down and had no clock.
How To Restart, Or ‘Hard Reset’, Cadillacs With CUE Infotainment System
The growing amount technology in today’s vehicles has enabled about all kinds of convenient and exciting connectivity, information, and entertainment possibilities. Said technology works very well most of the time, but it does malfunction or cease to work every now and again. A perfect example is the Cadillac CUE infotainment system, which can sometimes “run away”, preventing the driver and passengers from controlling such items as radio, navigation, and sometimes even HVAC functions. The good news is that most CUE glitches can be solved simply by restarting the system.
Besides solving general glitches with CUE, a hard reset/restart can also solve issues with:
CUE not recognizing inputs on the touchscreen
CUE not recognizing HVAC settings on the touch panel
Issues with various OnStar features
Having individual buttons is great, but it's no more mechanical than pushing an imaginary button on a touchscreen. All you're doing is sending a command to a computer.
These are mechanical -
These are not
I'll agree that I'd rather push real buttons than buttons on a touchscreen. Especially since it makes it a separate entity. If the HVAC controller in my E46 fails I can remove it and replace it without replacing the radio/nav/news/weather/hvac all in one touchscreen.
But it is by no means "mechanical".
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Also, if a heater control switch fails (which is unlikely), then I can't change the heater.
Of course we know that the kids are wrong. I'm all for high tech, but I'll pick and choose where I implement it. I don't need nor even want a stove or thermostat that connects to the internet and I don't want/need a touch screen in my car. The negatives outweigh the positives. What's the actual advantage of having a touch screen for wiper or blower motor control?
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
I would say that I rarely had to take my eyes off the road when operating it.
I had a "home" spot on the dashboard, where I'd rest my thumb. From there, I knew exactly where my index finger needed to be, in order to activate specific functions.
It was probably a testament to good ergonomic engineering, on FCA's part, because all of the most frequently used buttons were very close to the driver, and were typically covered in my fingerprint smudges.
It's just simple hubris, not location bias that is driving his decision making. You know... like his boring company fiasco - another hubris filled side project that made so many mistakes in tunnel design and construction that it is held up as an example of how not to build a sewage pipe.
I've seen as much as 104º highs in summer and -18º in winter. That's a huge temperature swing that LA simply doesn't get. Those are definitely the extremes and neither happened for extended periods, but still... Don't even get me started on ice storms (which he also didn't take into account).
Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
examples. ALL the replacements will also fail because they have never fixed it, only replacement to push it out of warranty coverage.
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is anybody really surprised though?
the article touched on it already but this is their entire approach to the car.
from "full" self driving, to non automotive touchscreens, to crazy door handles and gullwing doors, its not that they're necessarily smarter its that they take risks other OEMs wont, and putting non automotive grade bits fits that.
ive always wondered, and even asked tesla employees i know, about their offsite testing, or rigorous durability testing, and you usually dont get an answer.
elon deserves all the credit for marketing this approach as being better, as theres no question folks particularly those outside the automotive industry, and have really taken to the marketing
It's worth noting that almost no new cars have totally mechanical HVAC controls any more. They're just automatic climate control without the automatic part, and rely on servos actuated by a control unit that gets commands from buttons on the dash.
But at least even with those you can still troubleshoot problems component by component and replace them if need be to some extent.
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