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Corvette C8 Interior
The P-R-N-D-M transmission controls. Previous Corvettes had a stick emanating from the console, but for the C8 three dimensional pull toggles switches (Reverse and Drive) and push buttons (for Park, Neutral and Low/Manual) are used. The result is that in a critical area of the interior, much space is freed up.
In front of the drive mode control knob is a set of three buttons. The left button can turn off the traction control, or, with a double tap, bring on more sophisticated traction and stability in the form of Chevrolet's Performance Traction Management. The center button summons the front end lift which raises the nose two inches. There's also a prompt on the screen that asks if you want the GPS to remember the location so it can automatically raise the front the next time it is in the area. Very slick! The far right button brings on the forward facing camera in case you need the extra visibility.
The climate controls for the Corvette C8 are a definite departure from just about anything automotive. The problem, according to designer Tom Peters, is that putting them in the usual place - under and around the navigation screen - would have forced the screen to be repositioned higher or made smaller.
The solution was found in jet fighter cockpits, which similarly have many committed buttons and limited space. Their problem is solved by placing them to the side of the pilot and a similar solution was decided on for the C8.
The buttons control fan speed, temperature, seat heating and cooling for driver and passenger along with windshield and rear window defogging.
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