Saturday, December 22, 2012

Car Dashboards

My car has a regular dashboard with analog indicators for oil pressure, water temp, fuel level, and voltage.  The analog indicators ( a red needle) are easier to read at a glance than digital displays.  But it could be better, for no cost increase. 
The gauges could be marked with real numbers instead of just H and L.  This way you would have something meaningful to pass on the the mechanic on the phone.
 The scales could have a green band to show normal and proper levels.  And a red band to indicate trouble.  And they could be arranged so that all the needles point up at 12 o'clock when things are good.  That makes a quick glance at the instruments more meaningful.
   Too bad the stylists rule in Detroit.  

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