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CCATP #741 – Tom Merritt on Touchscreens vs. Buttons in Cars

Tom Merritt of the Daily Tech News Show joins me on Chit Chat Across the Pond to talk about a recent study published by Sweden’s biggest car magazine, ViBilägare. The study timed drivers in how long it took them to perform a set of prescribed functions in a variety of cars with touchscreens and one vehicle without any touchscreen at all.

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While Tom and I agree that the study is flawed in a lot of ways, we differ on how it is flawed, which makes for a lively discussion. We talk about the merits and demerits of touchscreens and even throw CarPlay under the bus while praising its virtues.

If you want to find all of Tom’s work, you can go to tommerritt.com/…. He also encourages you to check out his newest podcast called A Word with Tom Merritt where he talks with people about how they think using one word as the start of the conversation.

During the conversation, I bring up a photo Steven Goetz sent me of a Ram TRX with so many button and dials on it, Tom calls it a Comcast remote. Here’s the photo I was referencing:

IRam TRX with so many button and dials on it, Tom calls it a Comcast remoteRam TRX
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