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Old 02-05-2019, 05:23 PM   #33
SirBrass
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Originally Posted by YungBoba View Post
It's not even just Mazda. Even the Germans have that tacked-on tablet look these days. It's amazing that you can spend over $100K on a car and still have an infotainment display that looks like it was an afterthought, rather than part of the design
It seems to be the current automotive design trend. You can be sure Alpine, JVC, Kenwood, and Pioneer probably aren't happy about that, as it removes the ability to put in their aftermarket HUs.

Subaru was providing double DIN spaces well before other auto manufacturers were. One thing I've always liked about their interiors.

And I hate that tacked on tablet look, it's just so tacky, intrusive, and ugly.

What I'd like to see is more instrument cluster info displayed on OEM HUDs. Mazda does do this and I like it. And they don't project onto the windshield, but more like a fighter cockpit HUD glass implementation. Like that a LOT. Let the traditional cluster be used as a secondary and backup display for those things it traditionally displays, and have a HUD be primary.
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