Your starter for ten: what do the Tesla Model 3, new Volvo EX30 and the Ineos Grenadier have in common? Beyond all having four wheels, you might think not much. And yet all three are united by a single bizarre decision: none of them puts information vital to the driver in his or her natural line of sight.
The importance of human machine interface | Thank Frankel it's Friday
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.