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General Category => Mazda News => Topic started by: Willpower on July 03, 2019, 09:56:31 AM

Title: Removal of touchscreens
Post by: Willpower on July 03, 2019, 09:56:31 AM
Thoughts anyone  ? ?

https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/cars/1148040/Mazda-3-touchscreen-display-new-cars-distraction
Title: Re: Removal of touchscreens
Post by: Ed-Led on July 03, 2019, 07:14:26 PM
Probably the best option to ditch them, I find the touchscreens in the Gen 3 (in fact the whole infotainment system) pretty annoying if i'm honest. I had a brief play with the set up in the Gen 4 when I did a test drive in one recently and having no touch screen option wasn't a big deal. I only wish you had the ability to switch the bloody things off completely, I find the fact you can't other than using the mute button or pausing your plugged in MP3 device, stupidly annoying.   
Title: Re: Removal of touchscreens
Post by: StevenRB45 on July 03, 2019, 11:21:39 PM
Makes no odds in my opinion...you still have to look at screen to confirm it's on the thing you want when using the rotary dial.

It's a different state of affairs with simple controls, I.e. press a button or twirl a knob but if you're setting sat nav etc it's still a huge attention grab.

I use the voice command function on mine usually tbf or set it before I set off.

Although mine being after market..I can switch to off.