One of Porsche's Better Navigation Setups - 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Long-Term Road Test

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet: One of Porsche's Better Navigation Setups

February 7, 2013

2013 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Porsche has never done navigation very well. Not sure why, probably because it was too busy building the best sports car in the world. Or maybe it was that detour into SUVs?

Regardless of why Porsche user interfaces were poorly done in the past, its latest setup is much better. As you can see, the screen is sharp, easy to read, and big enough to see without squinting. Even with L.A.'s mess of freeways clogging the screen, you can still pretty much tell what's going on.

Interaction with the various features is done mostly through the touchscreen. This is not typically a preferred method, but Porsche's system responds quickly and rarely requires you to push twice. There's a "back" button below the screen as well, so if you make a wrong turn it's not that hard to start over. I haven't used the system extensively enough to call it a great setup, but so far it seems well sorted and useful.

Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 1,164 miles


Comments

  • jeepsrt jeepsrt Posts:

    Look's like the site was updated to show post's in order, I like it.:)

  • nomercy346 nomercy346 Posts:

    good to see you reacted to all the negative feedback and brought back the old layout! Makes navigating much easier... I'm still hoping you can put comments and articles on one page again. Oh yeah, the large res pictures are still missing, as well. still, kudos to finally improving some parts of the blog!

  • zcalvert zcalvert Posts:

    wow, finally! thanks for making this part of the site not suck anymore.

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