Since switching on the indicator stick is so difficult, why do car makers still insist on the indicator sticks?
Why not make it button on the steering wheel or make it digital touchscreen? Surely, there must be a reason why it is still an indicator stick. Anybody knows? Thanks.
To answer your question
The signal stalk allows you to flick the signal both ways using only your fingers while you hand is still holding the steering. It can be accomplished with just one hand. Its can be done without looking at stalk so your eyes is on the road.
Also, Do take note there are still manual cars where you are required to work you left hand to change gears. The signal stalk is a perfected design from 120 years of automobile engineering.
It's also to allow driver to drive the car without relearning as signalling is the fundamental of driving, just like the steering wheel and pedals.
Having 2 buttons regardless both at each side of together at one side will make you clumsy and prone to pressing the wrong one.
Touchscreen is out of question cos we already have problem controlling my music while driving let alone switching indicators.
Now that I answer your question, Enjoy your school holidays... :)
Edited by Pocus, 17 November 2016 - 10:23 AM.