The US Navy says no to touchscreens—maybe automakers should too

Image credit – US NavyIn all the science fiction TV shows and movies we see, it all seems to depict a future in which everything we seem to interact with is either made using a touchscreen display or a hologram. As it stands, a lot of our gadgets are already making that transition, but it seems that as far as the US Navy are concerned, physical controls are still the best.This is following an accident that took place back in 2017 in which the USS John S. McCain had a collision which resulted in 10 Navy sailors being killed. Part of the reason behind the collision was due to the use of a touchscreen interface in which it seemed that its design was overly complex, which coupled by the seemingly lack of training resulted in the accident.As a result, the US Navy will now be ditching the touchscreens used in its destroyers over the course of the next 18-24 months, where they will be replacing them with more conventional helm controls and physical throttles. The changes will affect all DDG-51 class ships tha

The US Navy says no to touchscreens—maybe automakers should too

Overly complex touchscreen systems were blamed in recent NTSB report.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

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Mon 12 Aug 19 from HotHardware

US Navy to ditch touch screen ship controls

Familiar wheels and throttle controls will replace "overly complex" touch screens, says US Navy.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from BBC Technology

US Navy to revert back to old-fashioned mechanical throttles after touchscreen issues

The US Navy plans to install mechanical throttles in their guided missile destroyers after touchscreen controls were met with overwhelming criticism from the fleet.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

U.S. Navy Swaps Touchscreens For Dials After Fatal Crash

Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) helm controls on USS Dewey (DDG-105) (via U.S. Navy) The U.S. Navy is ditching warship touchscreens, reverting ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Geek.com

Following An Accident, US Navy Will Ditch Touchscreen Controllers For Physical Ones

Image credit – US NavyIn all the science fiction TV shows and movies we see, it all seems to depict a future in which everything we seem to interact with is either made using a touchscreen ...

Mon 12 Aug 19 from Ubergizmo

US Navy will scrap touchscreen controls on its destroyers

The US military normally embraces technology whenever possible. This time, however, it's taking a conspicuous step back. The Navy will ditch touchscreens on destroyers within ...

Sun 11 Aug 19 from Engadget

Navy ditches touchscreens for knobs and dials after fatal crash

A collision at sea that claimed the lives of 10 sailors has led to the Navy deciding to replace an unpopular touchscreen interface in some ships with more traditional mechanical controls. "Just ...

Sun 11 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

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