Screens are slowly usurping traditional gauges, but automakers still insist on using analog approximations despite the freedom of a digital canvas. The designers at Ustwo took a hard look at exactly what drivers need and came up with a solution, and it's brilliant, if not exactly sexy.
The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 40 miles away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the "smart" car is horrendous—like, bad infomercial horrendous—and it's time for someone to fix it.
Texting while driving accounts for more and more accidents every year, but there’s no clear solution in sight (unless you think these new SMS rest stops will work). New York designer Joey Cofone is proposing another idea: An iOS “Car Mode,” akin to airplane mode, that would prevent you from texting while your car is…