Over the years, there has been a frenetic arms race to increase the power placed under the hoods of vehicles. Today, 300 hp is routine, and even 400 is commonplace in some models. Some offer up 600 or 700, or more. Sheer madness.
Over the years, we’ve also witnessed a slightly less testosterone-filled race, this one touching on technologies and safety systems. The constant fight among automakers to outdo one another is a reflection of the current nature of the industry. These days, one sub-section of that race has to do with the size of the screens that are offered inside vehicles.
Not so long ago, we used to marvel at a 7-inch multimedia screen. Remember those days? Then it was 10 inches, and soon even that wasn’t overly impressive. Cadillac presented a screen of over 30 inches. Now, Mercedes-Benz is ready to roll out a 56-inch infotainment display screen.