Having been around the C6 for a long time with it’s Navigation system that now is 4 model years old, you have wonder when an update is coming? Sure, the same NAV system is used in all Chevy and GMC models but it’s just plain getting outdated.
We stumbled across the new Audi A8 and learned that it will come equipped with a new MMI computer system. If you’re familiar with Audis, they come installed with the button-and-knob interface, which has proven to be quite a success. I assume the new MMI system must be more promising than their previous interface. The new seven-inch TFT screen with 800×480 resolution is controlled by the use of a 8-position joystick. I don’t know if a joystick is the answer for the Corvette, but the simple graphical interface of this system is awesome.
The GPS maps can be seen through a 3D perspective, with topographical map coloration. There’s also crossfading between screens. Very cool! We’ll have to wait to hear how customers react to learning the new MMI system. If all goes well for Audi, don’t you think it’s about time for GM, now years behind, to update into a newer navigational system?
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