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casner

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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:36:24 PM

Infotainment platforms are a dime a dozen these days, but Garmin's K2 "glass cockpit" is definitely one system that you're going to want to take seriously. You'll be interacting with a 10.4-inch capacitive touch screen, which is positioned front and center, while a squat 12-inch digital gauge and information readout console is fixed just behind the steering wheel. The system pulls its realtime data from Garmin's servers through your connected smartphone, or, if vehicle manufacturers opt to include it, you may be able to maintain a constant connection by adding a dedicated modem. Then, you'll have access to realtime traffic information, fuel rates at local gas stations, along with email, text messages and other data feeds, including news and sports scores.
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Ahking
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:08:21 AM

no new feature. perhaps price will come down.
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Palantas
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:46:24 AM

Cool.
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DrGasPain
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:50:57 PM

Most all new planes, private and comercial have similar systems (thus the glass cockpit). Garmin is a mainstay in airplane cockpits/electronics.
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:48:37 PM

Sounds like the "Chaos & Mayhem" guy will have a field day causing wrecks.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 11:28:03 PM

I'll take it as long as it's free. But it will not be free.
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sillywagon
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:35:33 PM

This sounds like an additional distracting driver problem, that only one thing will solve... cars that can drive themselves.
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bisonjim
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:49:54 PM

OK
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 9:13:35 PM

Sounds cool and not really necesary.
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SilvrSTreak
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 8:12:40 PM

I'll pass!
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:36:15 PM

"Then, you'll have access to realtime traffic information, fuel rates at local gas stations, along with email, text messages and other data feeds, including news and sports scores."

WHAT??? Just drive the thing.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:28:53 PM

sounds like "crash assist" to me
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 7:06:28 PM

Whats more of a distraction? A screen like that or trying to hold a map and the wheel at the same time?
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:27:58 PM

Accident waiting to happen
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JDchefF
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:11:09 PM

Interesting, but it looks like a major distraction.
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Truckercyclist
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 6:07:40 PM

More distractions... Scary thought for bike riders (and pedestrians)
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:55:30 PM

Welcome to the age of information overload. One can only speculate how much faster we'll just tune out from hearing or seeing any of it.
Nice gadget though; "only", $.... more a month than your other arsenal augmented by more stream through ads.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 5:54:22 PM

OK
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LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:28:58 PM

meh, what's so "new" about this?
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:25:15 PM

Really cool.
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:14:13 PM

nice
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pliskin
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:09:11 PM

But it appears to add more unneeded driver distractions!
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:07:21 PM

Didn't really see anything that enhances safe operation of the vehicle; that means everything about it can serve as a distraction.
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twinfanMN
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 4:06:09 PM

Cool stuff but todays drivers dont need additional distractions
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:59:01 PM

re-post from yesterday
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:50:11 PM

Works in jets until power goes out.
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ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:46:44 PM

What could possibly go wrong?
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pleinyeux
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2013 3:45:40 PM

Garmin's one of the best
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