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How to Choose an Auto Infotainment System

The Detroit Free Press published an article last month on Auto Infotainment systems, which for the less tech-savvy means the new entertainment systems in current models of vehicles (what was once just a radio).  Features in these new systems include voice-activated commands, and integrated features from drivers’ smart phones. 

If you’re on the lookout for a new vehicle that includes an infotainment system, here are some tips on what to look for:

– Does the car have bluetooth for hands-free phone calls and streaming audio?

– Does it take just one or two quick commands to perform common tasks such as making a phone call or dictating an address to a navigation system?

– Are the commands easy to remember, like natural speech?

– How quickly does it respond to commands?

– How accurately does it understand commands? 

A good thing to remember:  A bad system can frustrate you, ultimately increasing your distraction rather than reducing it. 

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