Navy Wants Knobs and Sliders, No Touchscreen

By Xah Lee. Date: .

US Navy warship collided with a oil tanker on 21 August 2017. 10 dead.

After study, the touchscreen user interface is blamed, back to physical knobs and sliders the sailer love.

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USS John S McCain DDG 56 damage image source
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USS John S. McCain (DDG-56)

Touchscreen Deck

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touchscreen helm controls on USS Dewey (DDG-105). US Navy Photo
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USS John S McCain DDG-56 manual

[Navy Reverting DDGs Back to Physical Throttles, After Fleet Rejects Touchscreen Controls By Megan Eckstein. At https://news.usni.org/2019/08/09/navy-reverting-ddgs-back-to-physical-throttles-after-fleet-rejects-touchscreen-controls ]

Physical Control Deck

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Seaman Joseph Brown mans an older verison of helm controls on the bridge of USS Donald Cook (DDG-75) on July 25, 2019. US Navy Photo 5568×3712

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