I'd guess that you can use voice commands to select the gear also. Not traditional but probably pretty convenient once you get used to it. I'm not thrilled about touchscreen based controls and I plan to learn all the voice commands.I agree. Shifting gears is done via muscle memory, and I’m usually looking around before shifting. I’m not sure if I could get comfortable shifting by having to look at the screen each time. I will reserve judgement until I try it though.