It will be easier for them to add even bigger screen in the future.
I like it, why? because it looks Unique. If the screen was Horizontal, it would make the Aviator look like a direct Rebadge.God that looks terrible. The interior crew must've just said screw it we can't integrate this. And if I'm reading it right that's the Platinum edition? Hey kids, throw your toys at it and make mommy and daddy happy. But it is Ford so I'm sure it'll be praised for it's backward, excuse me, forward thinking.
Almost SEVEN YEARS LATER, the automotive minds catch up with mine!That's the GENIUS MOVE, now... instead of having all these stuck-on nav screens on the top of the console, why isn't it just a system to plug your phone in? ....
Agree, the reason it looks bad to me is that it "looks" like an old iPad. At least have something with a smaller bezel so the screen goes to the edge of the device. Plus it seems to me that it will be VERY distracting in that location.God that looks terrible. The interior crew must've just said screw it we can't integrate this. And if I'm reading it right that's the Platinum edition? Hey kids, throw your toys at it and make mommy and daddy happy. But it is Ford so I'm sure it'll be praised for it's backward, excuse me, forward thinking.
Another day, and another manufacturer releases a vehicle with, you guessed it... my prognostication of "Just have an iPad-like device" as your main dash feature. [Hey, I was even the person with what I could find as the earliest GUESS at the name iPad.]
Looks so cheap.
Dare I say they are opening up room for a new Grand Cherokee to steal sales.
These FORUMS sure look different than last time I visited!
It's new.Is that a completely new interior? I only ask because if it isn't, then the reason for the tablet-like screen is that it would only have needed a rework of the plastics in that central vent cluster, and no change to any other part.
It's a real challenge for automakers. There's very intense HMI benchmarking going on with these infotainment systems. In terms of minimal driver distraction, the Germans were on the right path with the central knob combined with button shortcuts. However strong customer feedback has caused all of them to slowly implement touchscreen capability (with Audi going all in) in order to wow the customer and make things look more "advanced".I can't imagine why anyone would want to reach blindly for a control and try different controls until they find the right one.
Quickly looking over to tap the control you need is a much better and quicker solution.