Today’s vehicles are incredibly complex machines, and that’s without including high-tech features like semi-autonomous driving systems.

Much of this technology is front and center as automakers increasingly add larger and more advanced infotainment systems. However, we’re going to talk about digital instrument combos and whether or not you prefer them over traditional analog setups.

I’m team digital because modern clusters offer a clear layout as well as extensive customization options. Some displays also offer a full map view with GPS navigation, meaning you’re only looking at two things instead of three. This is very useful when driving on congested city streets in unfamiliar terrain.

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Luxury cars are even more sophisticated as some of their digital instruments can display a night vision display of the road ahead. Others include augmented reality, which seems to be the wave of the future.

It’s also impossible to ignore how digital instrument clusters make cars more modern and advanced. Compare that to analog sensors that look cheap and old.

Despite this, analog sensors have their attractions 2023 Nissan Z is a prime example of this. While the sports car now features a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, the gauges are a throwback to simpler times.

Speaking of simpler times, appliance combinations weren’t the focus before. In particular, classic Jeeps have a round speedometer that sits near your knees and cannot be looked at unless you have a police officer behind you. Times have definitely changed since then, but let us know which setup you prefer in the comments below.

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