I really hope you can change how the RPM's are displayed. I'd prefer it show the actual rpm.Anyone curious about the infotainment system that will be on the Bronco can look at the 2021 f150 for an exact drop in system. Both 8"and 12" screens, no option for anything else. Digital dash with another 12" screen (love this). The climate and media buttons also appear to be direct from the new f150, so I'm assuming the steering wheel controls will be also.
Personally this has me stoked. I really hope they integrate a generator and the sleeper seats also (would have preferred a sleeper bench seat though) into the bronco also. Beautifully made as the perfect do all exploration vehicle.
The move away from a skeuomorphic UI required some testing with Ford's truck customers, Sich told Ars. "What we discovered was that, as long as the information is presented in a real, digestible, understandable, hierarchical way, they were willing to really take that leap of faith."
"In terms of just how information is represented for the driver, I think we're quickly coming to this inflection point of, 'Do we need to still be founded in tradition and legacy of what we're looking at in terms of representing analog gauges now with pixels?'" said Peter Ruthenberg, chief designer of digital experience at Ford.
"I think for the F-150 customer, through human-centered design process and a lot of iterative research here, we found that this generation at least of F-150 customers weren't ready for a big leap toward something that walks away from physical gauges," Ruthenberg said when Ars spoke with the Ford designers recently. "These types of gauges still resonated with them, they felt information-forward. But potentially down the road for future products, we might want to take greater leaps of faith. I think right now we're kind of in this bridged territory between analog and digital and what that means."
If we get something like that, sign me up. I've never had a vehicle with a touch screen anything or cool gauges. Hell, I've driven my current STI for years and have only turned on the radio once to see how it sounded.https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/0...rd-f-150-display-and-infotainment-looks-like/
This looks awesome tbh. Most interesting quotes:
If we get something like that, sign me up. I've never had a vehicle with a touch screen anything or cool gauges. Hell, I've driven my current STI for years and have only turned on the radio once to see how it sounded.
Like ass, by the way.
I'll have to get used to some of the auto safety stuff. I don't even have traction control right now.
One of the reasons is you can tell when a company has cheaped out on it. I have a 2018 Mazda6 its a great commuter car. They stepped up in everything, materials, it's quiet, engine etc and the car was damn near fully loaded for a very fair price.Not trying to be rude to those that really care about this, just trying to understand why there is such emphasis on vehicle infotainment recently
I frequently hear things like "Brand X is really dropping that ball since they haven't included Apple Car Play", "The screen on model Y is too small", " I really like Ford's Sync Z", etc. I'm one of the younger guys here and my two vehicles are from 1988 and 1994. Why all the focus on infotainment? Do you really a screen to stare at during every stage of your day?
Please enlighten me.