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Honda's New Touch Display Multimedia System Put To the Test

By David Thomas on March 24, 2014


The automotive world is in a battle over touch-sensitive controls versus old-fashioned buttons and knobs. Some automakers pull off the new-wave systems well, others not so much. As a group, the editors at Cars.com generally favor some sort of physical… Read More

Honda's New Touch Display Multimedia System Put To the Test

By David Thomas on March 24, 2014

The automotive world is in a battle over touch-sensitive controls versus old-fashioned buttons and knobs. Some automakers pull off the new-wave systems well, others not so much. As a group, the editors at Cars.com generally favor some sort of physical… Read More

iPhone 5 Turn-by-Turn Navigation vs. Android vs. Automaker

By David Thomas on October 8, 2012

A lot has been said about the new Maps application on the iPhone 5 and the latest iPhone operating system. People say they've gotten lost or they can't find the location they're looking for and are just generally unhappy. The… Read More

Cars.com Tests New iPhone Maps App in a Mercedes-Benz SL550

By David Thomas on June 14, 2012

By David Thomas and Dave Lee Apple unveiled a number of new laptops and two new operating systems earlier this week. The new mobile platform's operating system, iOS 6, will be coming to iPhones this fall, and one of its… Read More

New Maps Coming to iPhone, iPad

By Dave Lee on June 10, 2012

At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference today, the company announced a new mapping system built from the ground up. The new system is intended to replace Google Maps on iOS 6 devices including the iPhone. The new Maps application catches up… Read More

Supreme Court Rules on GPS Tracking

By Jennifer Geiger on January 22, 2012

Secret Global Positioning System tracking is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, says a new U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizure. All nine justices ruled that a warrant is necessary to use GPS when… Read More

No More Cutouts: Where Do Aftermarket Stereos Go?

By Kelsey Mays on November 7, 2011

Getting an aftermarket stereo used to be straightforward. Head down to the electronics store, pick a new unit, yank out your old stereo and install the replacement in a same-size dashboard cavity. Installation professionals could do it in a jiffy… Read More

New Navigation Units to Watch For

By Stephen Markley on January 14, 2011

We’re still waiting for a navigation device that shows you where the open parking spots are, but until then, we’ll have to make do with the stuff tech companies showed off at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.… Read More

Honda's New Navigation System: First Look

By David Thomas on September 8, 2010

  Making its debut on the 2011 Honda Odyssey is the company’s upgraded navigation system. The hard-drive-based unit packs an 8-inch high-resolution screen, live traffic with a lifetime subscription, and voice commands that make it quite a few steps better… Read More

Navigation Systems Put to the Test: The Results

By Kelsey Mays on September 2, 2010

On Wednesday, we laid out plans to take several navigation systems — the pricey factory systems in an Acura TSX, a BMW 3 Series and an Infiniti G37, plus a $180 handheld Garmin Nuvi 255W — and see how they… Read More

Navigation Systems Put to the Test

By Kelsey Mays on September 1, 2010

One of the most popular options available for new cars is a navigation system. Often these add $1,000 to $3,000 to the sticker price and can even be wrapped into more expensive packages. It’s certainly easier to swallow that slightly… Read More