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...Conditions greatly improved in the design of contemporary automotive interiors that largely eliminate the use of reflective metal bezels and other materials owing to the need for softened dashboard edges to accommodate safety requirements - yet satisfying the need for better visibility of controls and less reflective glare.


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The contemporary automobile is equipped with "softer" interiors and the use of padded steering wheels (housing air bags) and recessed instrumentation in heavily contoured instrument panels. The side benefits for older drivers include reduction of glare within the interior of the automobile and improved visual adaptation to The information emitted from display devices in both daylight and night driving environments.


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