I got to thinking about the 17" interface. One of the downsides to the multi-touch display is that there’s no tactile feedback. I don’t think it turns out to be a huge issue most of the time, but certainly having physical buttons makes it easier to navigate without looking. I was thinking how that could be rectified, and I came up with the idea of a “Gestures” app. Initially I was thinking they could support gestures inside of each app, and I suppose they could. But this idea is slightly different. The idea of the Gestures app would be to bring up a single or double panel of grey or black. Tracing one or multiple fingers across draws a trail until your fingers are lifted. At this point the gesture is processed and executed. I would imagine that the easiest way to develop this would be to support only "official gestures" without configuration ability. I'm sure you can use your imagination on what could be done, but some ideas would be: slide two fingers down - temperature down slide two fingers up - temperature up single finger circle - enable recirc double finger circle - enable bioweapon defense (MX) slide three fingers down - open sunroof slide three fingers up - close sunroof Obviously there are endless options. The upside should be clear - you don’t have to take your eyes off of the road and navigate to the location of the button. You also don’t have to drop through menus. The downsides are development and a potentially overwhelming learning curve for owners. An add on for this would be to mirror the gesture in one of the IC panels when a gesture is being drawn. I don’t think one would have to take their eyes off of the road, but that might help. Discuss.