Reply to post: Re: Too bad it took a collision

I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision

Richard Jones 1

Re: Too bad it took a collision

I hate touch screens because they ignore my old worn fingers and need to be prodded with a suitable tool.

However, in the case of the USN, it was not just the use of touch screens that sounds at fault, surely the Human Machine Interface was straight out wrong? Ungrouping controls, so they were almost intended to work against each other was stupid. It might have been worse, if you could simultaneously command full ahead on one screen and full astern on the other. I wonder who put this pile of poo together, did they also do work for Boeing I wonder?

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