Consumer Reports magazine made a rating of the quality and usability of infotainment systems in various cars. To this end, the magazine’s staff had to interview 60 thousand respondents, of which only 56 per cent were completely satisfied with the performance of mediacomplex. Best called the system of IVI in “Tesla”: it works pretty 86 percent of all motorists.
The five leaders also joined the BMW (iDrive), and respondents to a lesser extent satisfied with the work of navigation in the Bavarian cars, the South Korean Genesis (Genesis Display), Ford/Lincoln Sync system 3 and the model Alliance FCA is equipped with a range of Uconnect 4. The latter two companies from the list have problems with play music and calls via Bluetooth.
Outsiders rankings were Lexus (Touchpad Remote), media system which satisfied only 42 percent of respondents, Honda (HondaLink), Acura (AcuraLink II), Mazda (Mazda Connect) and Alfa Romeo (the Alfa Romeo Display). Infotainment systems in the cars of these brands satisfied about 50 per cent of the respondents.
Consumer Reports also notes that in 2014, 53 percent sold in the U.S. vehicles were equipped with touch screens, now the figure is 83 percent. Discontent was aroused by the absence of physical bodies, the management, and the availability of trackpads, which was not very convenient for everyday use. Work Apple CarPlay satisfied 64%, Android Auto is 59 and embedded systems — 58% of car owners.
Source: Consumer Reports
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