Mitsubishi has a high-tech cure for distracted drivers: a minimalist dashboard and console design that works by predicting what tools a driver will need at any given moment, according to an article in Quartz.
Conventional cars are crammed with buttons and dials for various tasks, and drivers often divide their attention further by adjusting sound systems or checking email and social media. Mitsubishi's new system, which the company hopes to have in cars by 2018, is largely devoid of controls, opting instead for two consoles, each with only a few buttons. The functions of these buttons change: the system uses data—location, speed, road conditions, driving history, and weather—to predict what a driver is about to need or want to do. Voice-activated controls act as a backup, just in case.
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