Honda for conservatives: the Japanese manufacturer is in no hurry to move on to the sensors

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Honda for conservatives: the Japanese manufacturer is in no hurry to move on to the sensors

The firm has promised to keep part physical buttons, specifying exactly which controls will try to translate the sensors.

The desire for complete digitalization has swept the modern car industry, and is not one automaker offers to manage using the touch panel even in the climate settings. But Honda has decided to officially become a bit more conservative than colleagues.

Oddly, this decision the engineers of the company came after a survey of potential buyers. Designing the interior of the new generation hatchback Jazz/Fit, the Japanese consulted with future customers and came to the conclusion about the need to preserve traditional rotary knobs and buttons for at least the control unit climate control.

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Project Manager Jazz Takeki Tanaka said the publication Autocar that this is done for the benefit of security. According to customer reviews, the touch pad to customize the microclimate does not allow you to use them intuitively: the driver has somehow distracted from the road to look at the panel. And operate physical controllers can be almost without looking, and it makes driving safer.

Honda Jazz new generation the company calls a kind of “global standard”, and quite possibly, a signature rule will be this approach to interior design. While the rest of “jazz” does not shy digitalization: it is equipped with full touchscreen multimedia system and a virtual instrument panel.

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