The head of design at Audi says the use of iPad-like screens sitting proud of the facia will quickly become dated.
“In 10 or 15 years, when everything is augmented display or voice control, everyone will say: ‘Remember when everyone put an iPad in their car?’,” Lichte told the British publication.
“I don’t want to do this. I want to create timeless products,” he said.
Audi’s latest flagship models employ dual touchscreens stacked on the facia and centre console. In the Q8, the 10,1-inch upper display covers audio and navigation options, while the 8,6-inch lower screen deals with the climate control and other convenience options.
Interestingly, in April 2019, Jaguar’s design boss also said he was opposed to the use of giant “iPad-like” touchscreens in vehicles, explaining that drivers needed to “feel” their way through the car.
Original article from Car