Drivers: Navigation Systems STINK! We Want Smartphones

pygmalion05 —  February 15, 2013 — 10 Comments
Photo credit: Chrysler.

Photo credit: Chrysler.

Why is the world going mobile?

Because more often than not, smartphones are better at a diverse collection of functions than some other single device is at one of its core features.

Take navigation for example. In a recent J.D. Power study, they found consumers were increasingly unhappy with the systems built into their cars.

Almost half the people downloaded a nav app onto their phones to supplement their in-car counterparts.

Moreover, drivers say they will not purchase a car with nav again. And really, why should they when the nav on their handheld is so effective?

Whether you need directions, security or entertainment, the solution increasingly seems to be right in our hands.

Read more about the mobile revolution and nav stinking from Wired.com here.

 

10 responses to Drivers: Navigation Systems STINK! We Want Smartphones

  1. 

    Why would I want to pay Honda an $1800 premium on the vehicle price for their lousy nav system that costs $175 per update per year when I can do all that for free with Google Maps and better?

  2. 

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