Thread: BMW NAV System
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
BMW owners being nit-pickers? Like that would ever happen!

Really, in-car navigation is one of those businesses that is ready for a complete take-over by a more competent product. All of the systems pretty much suck, whether they are on a phone, built into the car, etc. Much like BMW325, I have had it with poking at tiny screens, scrambling to try to input an address while driving, etc. I am really looking forward to having something in-car that is at least fully integrated to the vehicles systems.
I know. I have hopes that the various app platforms that the manufacturers are developing will facilitate this. Theoertically bmws current apps pkatform woukd support a gps app. But even then they'd probably have to rely on the phones gps rather than the cars. And I'm not a fan of the plug the iPad into the dash idea you see in some concept cars. The whole convergence of consumer electronics (and the expectations that go with it) and automotive hasn't been fully figured out yet. It's so complicated for a whole host of reasons.
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