Modern car gears can be dangerous in traffic
In modern cars, electronic gear selectors are often used instead of the old, mechanical model where it is designed as a joystick. Electronic gear selectors, so-called shift by wire, have the advantage that they are not as heavy, that they can be placed elsewhere in the car, and that they can be given a different design, such as a button or a rotary knob. The disadvantage is that some models can pose a danger in traffic. A new dissertation in technical psychology analyzes the new technology and what can be done to overcome the disadvantages.