Moof wrote:I will take a proper needle readout over the cartoon bubbles and bars any day. I especially prefer a dial readout for speed than the digital readout. Same for power use. I greatly prefer the Energy Usage pie chart display over the dash's bubbles.
Well, I don't think they're cartoon-like at all. They are easy to understand, simplistic, futuristic, and cleanly designed. Wagging needles are a thing of the past, and should be relegated to such. You can't even tell the precise speed with needles, only an estimate! And it's static, hogging up that real estate forever.
Nissan needs to stay with LCD and just drop a big rectangle LCD screen in there. The Tesla Model S, Volt, Current Leaf, BMW i3, and the Kia SoulEV all have the right idea.
We need dynamic LCD screens that can provide changing screens of information. Imagine if you just had two static gauges, a wagging speedometer needle, and a wagging battery SOC needle! Lol, what you going to do with that!
It's static, and can't provide any more info than what can be interpreted from it. What if Nissan does firmware updates, and wishes to change gauge layout like Tesla has done on the Model S? They couldn't at all with those old ICE gauges. They would just be stuck with it, forever.
Not to mention, it's easier to view your speed by looking at it with an "eyebrow display", rather than the old "through the steering wheel" arrangements. Even though you still look through the steering wheel for other info with the Leaf, in my opinion it's still better to see at least the speed at or close to road level.
But, we are a little time off yet before the official release.
Maybe, it will be decent, who knows.