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I could throttle you right about now: US Navy to ditch touchscreens after kit blamed for collision


Of course, this is why modern cars need autopilot, for when the driver is fiddling with the touch screen.

Seriously, how long has the helmsman been at the helm that he didn't realise he needed to work both throttles together.

And the two throttles are on different screens? Needing two hands? Off the wheel? How far apart are these screens?

Is it not possible to navigate these warships with lights out condition?

God help them if they ever need to navigate a ship under fire, if the midshipman has to step up because the captain is in pieces on the floor.

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