2010 Honda Crosstour: Minimized Glare to the Navi Screen
June 10, 2010
Our long-term 2010 Honda Accord has a nice Navi/Audio screen and a great interface. Of course the HMI (Human Machine Interface) of a touch panel screen is better than systems with a remote control interface like this, Idrive, and MMI.
But one of several advantages for these systems over touch panel displays is that the Navi screen can be set back in the IP (Instrument Panel, the engineering term for "dashboard") so it is shielded from glare. This isn't practical with touch panel displays as this would cause interaction interference.
You can also present larger fonts, and the focal length is better for older people with remote controlled displays.
You can still get a bit of glare on the Crosstour's Navi screen depending on the driving situation, but most of the time -- no.
Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 6,600 miles