Re: What is with the stick up info pod ? - Saab General Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
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they claim that it has to do with safety, but cost is a significant factor as well. By having the screen up high.. you do spend less time taking your eyes off the road, as it's now nearly in line with your line of sight to the road.
ON the other side of the coin.. I'm sure cost is an issue as well.. Anything they try to do to make it look more integrated (e.g. have it rise up/down.. recessed into dash, when not in use).. will add significant cost to their bottom line.
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