Vehicle technology is ever-changing and evolving, but the announcement of the Garmin K2 infotainment system is one for the history books. Many companies have entered the in-dash market, but while these dime-a-dozen outfits have been sitting on their laurels, Garmin has come up with a serious "glass cockpit" system.
Taking a "Best of CES 2013" finalist position, the new K2 design is inspired by the Garmin avionics and marine technology. Drivers will be provided with a safe and intuitive method to stay connected, while accessing all of the features needed to make their trip a success. An intelligent combination of music, navigation, communications and real-time information from the web, the K2 system is a well-rounded choice for automakers.
Essential for the business-minded individual or social media addict, the text-to-speech option will read emails aloud and can send off replies from spoken dictation, completely hands-free. These features along with the user-friendly navigation design, and variety of media options you get the feeling of true infotainment center.
While there isn't a set date to implement this system, the exceptional user feedback will most likely push vehicle manufacturers to look into this more seriously.