Originally Posted by Mike134
Just wondering if anyone actually uses the touch functions available on the My Ford Touch screen, or do you prefer to use the "old fashioned" knobs to adjust climate, radio, and use Sync for the phone? I found I prefer the simplicity of eyes on the road, hands working by touch to adjust the settings.
Sparingly, but yes. Voice commands are better for directly accessing an item in a list, such as the name of a person to call, or the name of a song or album on an iPod or other USB source. But MFT is generally better for accessing a list itself, if you need to browse. MFT also can be faster for some simple operations. Tapping the on-screen Pause button is faster than pulling the steering wheel control, waiting for "Please say a command," then saying, "Pause."
If it's MFT controls vs. physical knobs, dials, or buttons, however, the hard controls almost always win. E.g., climate controls. But sometimes MFT is helpful for providing a quick snapshot of overall system status.
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