5 Ways Factory Navigation Systems Make Your Life Easier

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(Featured image source: www.buick.com/4g-lte-in-car-wifi.html)

There Are Several Safety Factors and Convenient Reasons Why Vehicles Are Rapidly Evolving Their Onboard Technology

We are living in exciting times regarding vehicle electronics and efficient energy sources, as these changes are moving from being a simple trend or futuristic idea and becoming more of a conscious consumer’s choice, thus opening a new market for automakers.

In such a fast-paced world, people want convenience more than ever, so anything that can make their lives less complicated and safer at the same time is a no brainer choice, if available. Such is the case with vehicles, since who wouldn’t like a car that obeys your voice commands and gives you visual and audible directions to get faster to your destination, among other feats?

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(Image credit: MyLink in a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox – Source: www.chevrolet.com/mylink)

There are many benefits of having an original infotainment system in your car, including the following five:

1) Navigation

With factory navigation integrated into your dashboard, the days of getting lost, having to ask for directions, or pulling over to dive nose-first into large road maps are over. An original factory navigation system lets you type in your destination’s address, or if you are already driving, you can just talk to your ride using the voice recognition functionality, and it will talk back to you with the desired turn-by-turn instructions! The route will also be displayed on the large dashboard screen, as well as traffic updates and even weather updates (service subscription may be required).

2) Hands-Free Calling & Texting

Apple CarPlay for GM vehicles
Siri voice control in Apple CarPlay

With strict traffic laws about using your phone when driving and all the sad texting-while-driving accident statistics, the hands-free calling option is as much a safety feature as a convenient feature. A genuine navigation console lets you pair your smartphone via Bluetooth to the factory integrated multimedia system so you can use the voice recognition software. More recently, there’s also the option to have the Apple CarPlay or Android Auto features added so that you can also use your phone’s platform from the dashboard’s screen.

3) Camera Display

You won’t have to worry about blind spots again! With front and rear camera views displayed on the dash, your life will be easier when parking in tight spaces or backing up from your driveway, avoiding objects and even small children. Additionally, you can go full 360° with side mirror cameras, which are a great help in preventing accidents when changing lanes or turning at intersections.

4) Entertainment Options

From simply telling your ride to play good old regular radio to watching Netflix® while on the road, you can bet you and your family or friends will never get bored on a road trip again with the different features available for entertainment in a factory multimedia system. Also, with satellite radio subscriptions such as Sirius XM® or Pandora® and the direct smartphone streaming options, the days of carrying bulky CD cases are long gone.

5) OnStar® Concierge & Road Assistance

If you have a GM vehicle and an OnStar® subscription plan, you can have access to automatic crash response, emergency services, roadside assistance, vehicle security and remote diagnostics, hands-free calling, and even a Wi-Fi Hotspot in your car.

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2016 GMC Intellihaul Camera System, 360 blind spot camera system

At MVI Inc., we are proud to provide professional installation of OEM navigation systems. We specialize in GM Navigation Systems, but also offer fitments for more platforms including non-Bose audio and other original factory navigations such as Ford, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep MyGig, and Volkswagen. All of our original factory navigation systems can be perfectly integrated into your vehicle as if it came built that way from the dealer. Contact us at 866-428-3585 or send an email to support@gm-navigation.com for more details.

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