Drive the Bid Podcast: Ergonomic Standardization

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

Are there configurations for features that you think all manufacturers should be offering in the same manner? Take radio and HVAC controls as a splendid example — each car seems to have a confusing array of button and/or knobs. We hold the opinion that knobs are the best way to control volume and tuning, and fan and temperature. It’s easier to measure how much up or down you’re adjusting things without taking your eyes off the road, whereas a button is much more difficult … provided you don’t press the wrong button.

In the sixth episode of Drive the Bid, Derek Shiekhi, “Jalopy Jeff” Sutton and I select several other features common to cars and how we feel an implicit commitment to ergonomics and common sense should outweigh reinventing the wheel.

Other discussions include the upcoming Chrysler Airflow, the record-breaking Rimac, and the unholy MSRP of the Nissan GT-R.

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