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As with most technology, however, many technological advancements create new problems as they are solving others. For example, increased functionality in an automobile increases the number of controls a driver must manage, risking safety via distraction. More controls have to be included in a finite amount of space as close as possible to the view of the road, no small feat for modern automotive engineers.
Buttons and switches have given rise to touch screens, but again these require a driver to take eyes off the road. Mechanical switches are costly to engineer and tool up within
They, however require new material sets that not only perform the necessary electronic functionality, but do so on materials that can be easily designed into the elegant aesthetic environments most car buyers have come to expect.
The advantages of the deployment of these next-generation materials