2015 Volvo S60: In-Car Tour Guide by WikiLocations
April 23, 2015
Traffic is just a way of life in Los Angeles. Sure, it can be inconvenient or maddening sometimes, but that's the price of living in a place where a lot of people want to live. I have several ways of coping with it, one of which is to see what sorts of extra features a car might have. One night, I was barely moving down Santa Monica Boulevard when I found our Volvo S60's in-car apps.
The WikiLocations app is a thoroughly engrossing discovery. Using the navigation system, the app lists several nearby points of interest, some of which I've been curious about for years. It displays the Wikipedia description for a selected POI, which can be scrolled through using the dash-mounted dial.
I knew that my favorite market, Bristol Farms, used to be the site of one of LA's former hotspots. Chasen's was a throwback to a time when restaurants in this town would stay in vogue for decades rather than months. I didn't know that the market has remnants of the old restaurant, including some booths and paneling.
Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 3,330 Miles