iPod Interface Still Needs Help - 2011 Hyundai Equus Long-Term Road Test

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2011 Hyundai Equus: iPod Interface Still Needs Help

May 19, 2011

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About two years ago I wrote a post about our long-term 2009 Hyundai Genesis' clunky iPod adapter. Well, I could pretty much copy and paste that text and apply it to our 2011 Equus. Not much has changed. Seeing as the two cars share the same infotainment interface, maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

The main issue is that there's still no way to quickly scroll through an artist or song list. Many other iPod interfaces in cars these days let you fast-forward scroll or jump to certain letters. In the Equus, it's a laborious process that involves spinning or pushing the main controller wheel up or down for each display page. Heaven help you if you want to get to ZZ Top, as you can't go backwards from A to get to Z.

Also, as Mark noted last month, there's no Bluetooth audio streaming in the Equus.

Are these huge issues? No. But when I'm paying $60,000 for a car, I'd expect better.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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