Souped-up dashboards in cars good for safety? The debate rages on
Wed, Jul 08, 2015 - 5:50 AM
Car companies say new screens on dashboards make driving less dangerous, but increasingly elaborate screens have raised questions about how much technology is appropriate in a car. Nvidia, which makes hardware and software for displays in Audis and Teslas, said making the displays as responsive as possible, with minimal glances away from the road required, is a major goal.
WHEN it comes to car dashboard displays that are more like smartphones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them.
But are they really a good idea?
Car companies answer with an emphatic yes. They say outsized...