I'm guessing they designed it for the german driver in mind, with their steering wheel on the right side.B-Mer said:I have navigation in my car and there is a knob that works exactly like the iDrive knob except its on the right side of the nav screen. Its placed away from the driver which I always thought made no sense. I can change cd tracks and radio stations on the steering wheel so there is no need for the tuning knob on the left side of the screen. It should have been on the right side of the screen and bring the scrolling knob closer to the driver. I think if they could have kept the same interface and just placed the knob used for scrolling somewhere a little more convenient for me than they would have a first class navigation system. Anyone with a 16:9 navigation feel the same way?
If that were true, then wouldn't BMW (and other car manufacturers in general) also equip their cars with manual transmissions to have the lower gears located closer to the driver, the way it is here in the U.S. and other places with left hand drive? I mean 1st gear, 2nd gear, etc. are located on the left side of the tranny, and as you shift in to higher gears your moving the shifter to the right side. :dunno:SNaray8442 said:I'm guessing they designed it for the german driver in mind, with their steering wheel on the right side.