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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Yogi Barra said "you can see a lot just by looking." I see a lot of info in this particular pic on the RamREV website:

Working from left to right, top to bottom...

Left of Center Stack
  • Digital Dashboard - Note the temp gage is virtual, not mechanical.
  • One-button keyless "starter"
  • "Eco Mode" and possible a "REV Mode" button set - REV is hopefully Ram's version of GM's WTF mode
  • Power Frunk Popper - Hopefully disabled while in motion. 馃槺
  • Hill Descent Control
  • "Axle Lock" - That could be mechanical or virtual depending on the motor and axle configuration
Center Stack
  • User Memory / ID
  • Traction Control Off 馃槇
  • Hard buttons for the HVAC so you don't have to go digging for that in the display - Lookin' at YOU Tesla...
  • Honest to goodness Volume and Power buttons / knobs
  • Vehicle to Device, Home or Vehicle power distribution options - All of which are handy.
  • Screen Off function - Hallelujah!
  • Trailer Brake Controller support, as well as Trailer Steering support knob
  • Front and Rear Park Sense (beepers)
  • Air Suspension
  • USB-A and USB-C ports, as well as a dedicated "Passenger HDMI" for connecting a phone or a laptop to the...
Right of Center Stack
  • Some kind of input switcher function for the passenger display maybe? (Silver button to left of the passenger display, almost hidden in the trim)
  • Passenger display
  • Some kind of alarm function, or maybe notifications - See the little alarm bell in the passenger display?
  • Satellite Radio support

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
The original Model S screen layout (circa 2012-2015) was a good use of that big center screen, but over time (and with the advent of the Model 3 and Model Y) they kinda lost the plot and started burying important functions layers deep in menus. From their point of view, the Autopilot should be doing the driving -- not the human -- so who cares if you have to take your eyes off the road to look for where some software developer buried the front windshield defogger (and boy did they bury it initially....guess they never go to San Francisco or something?)

Now GM is apparently doing the same thing with putting the headlight controls into the center stack menus -- but their motivation is to eliminate the dashboard switch as a cost reduction. "Generous Motors" my ~$#...

Honestly the best at this I've seen is Porsche in the Cayenne. Lots of functions are in the center stack, but there are ALSO buttons under the center display to take you straight to major functions. If you like digging in menus, cool. If you don't, the functions are quickly at hand. Smart IMHO.
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