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Americans Carry Around So Many Electronic Devices that Ford Had to Rethink the Car Interior

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And yet we're still relying on clunky old power adapters that plug into cigarette lighter sockets. It would cost pennies to put in a convenient terminal strip with screw down terminals to hard wire your accessories. And why do we need suction cup and sticky tape mounts to hold our gadgets. How about a standardized rail shape or threaded holes strategically placed in the dash trim. Designed in solutions will generally be better than aftermarket add ons.

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As consumers look for new ways to tap into the ever-growing digital world, the number of people using multiple digital devices on a regular basis has grown. In response, Ford has redesigned the interior of its 2017 Ford Fusion to offer drivers and passengers more storage, increased connectivity, and an open, airier feel throughout.

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They can't replace those stupid "cigarette lighter" adapters fast enough for me.  At least many vehicles are making USB ports available, which helps a bit - even if they are not in the 2amp family.

As far as other devices, the manufacturer has to weigh the liability to the company vis a vis ease of access vs driver distraction.

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