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Garmin's Glass Cockpit

Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 -0700

Consumers want in-car navigation—it's a popular feature. Yet once they have it, they're often dissatisfied. Nearly half of them downloaded apps to supplement the system in their car, according to a 2012 Garmin.

The company, known for its hand-held navigation devices and aviation systems, sees consumer frustration as an opportunity. It introduced its own automotive infotainment system called K2 this year at the Yelp, they require you to back out of the navigation, open other apps and search all over again. K2 will integrate these queries simultaneously with navigation, returning answers via a split screen. Queries can be made and answered with K2's voice-recognition system without specific command language.

This article originally appeared in the May 13, 2013 issue of Autoweek. Click here to get Autoweek delivered to your door biweekly.

By Eric Tegler