Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Dashboard design from my childhood to 1999 to now

The contrast between our 1999 VW Golf in Basel and my sister's family's two much newer cars is not just a matter of manual versus automatic transmission. When I came back to Basel, I noticed that the dashboard full of controls in our Golf looks pretty much just like the dashboards of the cars of my childhood. The odometer and the clock are both LED, but otherwise it's all mechanical dials. My sister's Camry from a decade later still has dials, but it has many more digital displays, and my brother-in-law's more recent BMW is full of digital screens. Our car is closer to my childhood than to those two cars. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 17 August 2022)

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