If you have a car that was built since 2015 then you probably have an electronic display that allows you to pick your radio station, control your comfort, set your destination and answer your phone. Some functions can be voice controlled, but most often you have to look away from the road to fiddle with the touch screen. And the glare on the screen makes visibility even harder. This is a recipe for an accident.
The new Apple iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr have been recently released and the surface of these phones are the largest ever. At the size of 6.5 inch display for the Xs Max, it is almost as large as a small tablet. But is it a phone? If manufacturers keep increasing the size of phones someday we will have to carry them on our shoulders like the old “boom boxes” of the 1980s.
Today’s car windshields are much bigger than in the past which means more sunlight is coming in during the daytime. This results in more glare reflecting back from the dashboard which makes it hard to see the road or your radio and GPS display.
Fall is here once again which means cold and flu season is not far behind. For restaurants and stores it can be a difficult time of year. Customers come in with all types of germs, colds and even the flu. These germs can pass from customer to server or store clerk. And the touch screens we use for order entry or credit card checkout will be full of germs that will transfer from one user to another.