The last two days in Paris have been all about cars. With the Paris Motor Show in full swing, it is fair to take some time and look at car displays. Many of us will remember the time where displays in cars were mainly mechanical gauges that provided certain information about the state of the vehicle such as its speed, engine refs, tank capacity, as well as signs for directional lights, warning signs, etc. Every car had its own distinct design elements and it was very clear what car you were sitting in by just looking at the dashboard. While some of these design elements developed over time there was a signature feel to all of them.