Gone are the days of dashboards full of buttons and switches that control the various functions of the car. Instead of looking like the cockpit of a small old plane, modern automobiles look more like they’re out of a movie set in the future, thanks to infotainment displays. It makes us wonder, which system has been implemented in the best way?
The first infotainment system we’ve ever seen came from the Buick Riviera. However, it was so rough that Buick actually removed it just a few years later and we won’t see another big move until 2012.
It was then that the Tesla portrait-layout giant introduced the touchscreen infotainment system that became the core of the whole conversation. It was so fast, so easy to use, and so impressive that the best systems available today really caught on.
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For example, Ford and Stellantis have introduced screens of the same size for mostly positive feedback. The Unconnect system is widely regarded as one of the best in the business nowadays in many Dodge, Zip, and RAM products thanks to its easy to use and excellent graphics. The Jeep Grand Wagner’s new front passenger infotainment screen is also particularly impressive.
Of course, the new king of the infotainment system that has just emerged from Germany seems to be hard to ignore. Mercedes-Benz seems to have decided that it will keep as many screens as possible on the dashboard.
The result is something called a hyperscreen and it has a combined 56-inch total screen that actually has three different displays under the glass panel that extend from one side of the dashboard to the other.
However, it is admirable that size does not matter and that functionality and simple elegance are the most important set of factors. Kia’s UVO system is excellent and deserves some special mention here as well.
Although we missed something, let us know below. Which infotainment display is the best available on the market today and which aspects make it so nice in your eyes?