Ridin' QWERTY - 2008 Cadillac CTS V6 DI Long-Term Road Test
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2008 Cadillac CTS V6 DI: Ridin' QWERTY

June 19, 2008

As much as I dig the Cadillac's fancy-pants infotainment system there is one aspect of it that I just cant get used to: The alphabetic layout on the destination entry screen.

Now, I'm sure a lot of you are going to ask "what's the problem? Everyone knows where the letters of the alphabet are!", but if you ask this via our blogs, and you aren't using a Maltron or a speech-to-type system, then you've just proved my point. QWERTY makes sense in a keyboard layout, we all use it every day... Just think how awkward typing would be if tomorrow you came into work and instead of your tried and true layout that you know blind, the keys had been rearranged alphabetically. It's tricky, and that's why a lot of navigation systems offer users the choice of alphabetical or QWERTY. Sorry Dvorak users, still no love for you on any system.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ 7262 miles


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