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Drive the Bid Podcast: Ergonomic Standardization

What can manufacturers do to make driving more enjoyable and safer for all?


Are there configurations for features that you think all manufacturers should be offering in the same manner? Take radio and HVAC controls as a splendid example — each car seems to have a confusing array of button and/or knobs. We hold the opinion that knobs are the best way to control volume and tuning, and fan and temperature. It’s easier to measure how much up or down you’re adjusting things without taking your eyes off the road, whereas a button is much more difficult … provided you don’t press the wrong button.

In the sixth episode of Drive the Bid, Derek Shiekhi, “Jalopy Jeff” Sutton and I select several other features common to cars and how we feel an implicit commitment to ergonomics and common sense should outweigh reinventing the wheel.

Other discussions include the upcoming Chrysler Airflow, the record-breaking Rimac, and the unholy MSRP of the Nissan GT-R.

We also discuss our favorite automobiles that are currently on AutoHunter: 1967 Mercury Cougar, 1970 Dodge Charger R/T and 1992 Chevrolet Corvette convertible. All this can be seen in the above video from AutoHunter Cinema, created by the experts behind ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest online collector car marketplace. AutoHunter brings forth a dedicated live customer support team, quicker auction listings and exclusive benefits for both buyers and sellers.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.


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