Garmin is the new source of Mercedes-Benz for its in-car navigation systems

Article by Christian A., on April 8, 2013

Garmin is the new source of Mercedes-Benz for its in-car navigation systems. Under their agreement, Mercedes vehicles with the Garmin-based systems will be rolled out within the next four years around the world. Mercedes-Benz’s COMAND infotainment system will control Garmin’s navigation as well as its radio, climate control, and Internet connectivity. 

Garmin said that its system will run a lot like the existing Mercedes navigation systems. This means that it could be operated with either the COMAND rotary knob or by voice command. The infotainment screen will display the navigation and map visuals while the instrument panel will still show the secondary commands.

The responses to the Benz’s COMAND system have been varied. Many praised the interface’s clean, integrated appearance in models such as the Mercedes-benz C63 AMG coupe. However, there are some who think that the COMAND system was needlessly complex compared with the recent systems from other manufacturers.

It seems that things are looking up for Mercedes-Benz and its infotainment system. Chrysler teamed up with Garmin several years ago and so far, the results have been great.

The Garmin-sourced navigation unit was first used on the 2011 Dodge Charger, which then got good ratings from a J.D. Power and Associates survey related to factory-installed navigation systems. In addition, the Chrysler 300 ranked high. Notably, the Dodge and Chrysler system is very much based on touch screen while Mercedes-Benz depend a lot on the COMAND rotary knob.

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