Scrolling Satellite Radio Display - 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Long-Term Road Test
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2011 Hyundai Sonata Long-Term Road Test

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS: Scrolling Satellite Radio Display

December 14, 2010

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Here's one way Hyundai got it right in its display of XM radio data. Both the Name field and the Title field of the XM station currently playing are able to scroll to display data which won't fit in the available space.

Hit the jump for more.

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In the first image, the Title field can't display all the information. But here, after it began scrolling, you can see that this song was performed on 3/13/94 in Chicago. Chicago is still partially cut off -- perhaps the provider (XM) has a character limit, but that's rarely the problem. Many carmakers make no provision to see all the available information, so there's usually far less than this. And with live performances -- like this one from Pearl Jam -- it's good have all the information.

It's a nice touch that makes a big difference.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor


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