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Old 10-07-2012, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by beden1 View Post
In the Corvette HUD, it's located on the windshield at eye level straight ahead of your seating position. Just glancing at it for speed information while driving on public roads is not going to distract your train of thought or vision on the road for more than a second or two. But, taking your eyes off of the road to look to the right to view GPS or trip information is much more of a distraction, IMO, regardless if it was located above or below the air vents.

Where and how this screen is located on the F30 is a deal breaker for me, even if I were in the market for another car at this point which I am not. I'm very happy with my 335is convertible with the integrated GPS screen.
All it takes is a second or two when you are passing a CHP hiding behind one of those concrete lane dividers or around a blind spot on a curve.... I am speaking from personal experience. Fortunately for me, my attorney was able to get the case dismissed - the CHP didn't get the radar unit calibrated/whatever it is that they have to do to get the speed reading evidence-ready.
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