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

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Re: Touch screens

"but the electric park brake saves space in the central console where a physical handbrake would otherwise have to be."

Most US cars in the 1950s and before had bench, not bucket, front seats. No easy way to have a mechanical centerline parking brake with a bench seat. I may misremember, but as I recall, the parking brake back then was usually controlled either by a handle attached to the steering column or by a foot pedal (adjacent to the clutch?)

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