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Hyundai to Keep Buttons Amid Touchscreen Safety Fears – Drive

“When you’re driving, when it’s a hard key, it’s easy to sense and feel it,” said Sang Yup Lee, Hyundai’s head of design

A Hyundai Motor booth is seen near the Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza in Pyeongchang
The Korean automaker's decision is rooted in safety concerns. Photo: Reuters


Korean auto giant Hyundai has pledged to retain real physical buttons in its vehicles amid safety concerns over touchscreen use by drivers, The Drive reported.

Sang Yup Lee, Hyundai’s head of design, reiterated the company’s commitment to buttons at the introduction of the new Hyundai Kona but did admit things could change in future, the report went on, when autonomous driving becomes mainstream allowing more reliance on touch controls.

Read the full story: The Drive


  • By Sean O’Meara


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Sean O'Meara

Sean O'Meara is an Editor at Asia Financial. He has been a newspaper man for more than 30 years, working at local, regional and national titles in the UK as a writer, sub-editor, page designer and print editor. A football, cricket and rugby fan, he has a particular interest in sports finance.


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