Chances are, you’re probably reading this from a touchscreen, a technology that has become commonplace for urban folk at least. Automakers are heading that way with car interiors as well, among them the Tesla Model S with its portrait-oriented display located on its centre console controlling infotainment and vehicular functions. Jaguar design chief, Ian Callum however isn’t so keen on the idea, as Bloomberg reports.

“Not if I can help it,” Callum responded to whether Jaguar would install large, iPad-like screens in its cars. “If you’re driving 80-90 miles an hour (128-144 km/h), and you can in some countries, legally, you don’t want to be flipping around an iPad looking to move your door mirrors or your seat controls. You need to be able to feel your way through the car without looking at it for more than a millisecond,” he said.

The updated Jaguar XE (interior pictured above) uses a dual-screen layout on its centre console, where infotainment resides on the higher rung and climate controls sit below it, the latter with tactile controls to give drivers a sense of being part of something mechanical, the report quoted Callum as saying.

What say you, dear readers? Are touchscreens the way forward for cleaner-looking, tidier dashboards, or do you prefer more traditional hardware?

GALLERY: 2019 Jaguar XE