The touch screens divide the drivers into two groups. To those who love them and to those who hate them. But that does not change the fact that their number and size in modern cars is constantly growing. And there is no indication that there should be a change. Photo: Mercedes-Maybach Mercedes-Maybach S – 2021 Touch screens have many critics. But the growing number of functions in cars cannot do without them. Screens and cars. This is a topic full of controversy. Many studies claim that touchscreens compromise driving safety because simple functions require more clicks and time than changing the radio volume or air conditioning temperature with a simple rotary knob. On the other hand, there’s no denying that with the increasing number of car functions turning into on-board computers, or rather on-board smartphones, touchscreens are a necessity. Otherwise, we would have dashboards littered with “hardware”. Having a separate controller for each setting is simply unthinkable today. Read more TRL: Touchscreens under fire again. They act like a virus This means that displays are here and will be. After all, they are nothing new either. Did you know that the first car with a touchscreen was the 1986 Buick Riviera? But like many other technologies that were ahead of their time or not yet mature enough, this one also fell out of favor with customers. The system was glitchy, and the Riviera’s screen made an annoying sound every time you touched it. But a lot has changed since then. The proof is the following 10 cars, which really do not save on the screens, or on their diagonals. They have the largest touch screens and, hand in hand, also the fewest classic controls.