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Honda this week announced its new 2018 Gold Wing, the first bike to come equipped with Apple’s infotainment system.
The top-spec SL model features a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is available as an option on the SV but requires the SV Premium package ($1500).
Problems with transmissions and infotainment systems were the most common in the survey, Fisher said during his presentation.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Utah, tested 30 vehicle infotainment systems and found that all of them are distracting to some degree.
Its issues involve problems relating to infotainment systems, drive systems, climate control and power equipment.
Kaydon Klay has a tangential connection to a high-profile murder/massacre, and now, the infotainment news media (along with a bloodsucking agent) is here to wring every bit of emotion out of her — but only for the cameras, naturally.
Cloth seats, basic infotainment, and simple heater controls hearkened Mr. Driver’s Seat back to the days of yore — 2012 or so.
The study released Thursday is the latest by University of Utah professor David Strayer, who has been examining the impact of infotainment systems on safety for AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety since 2013.
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Infotainment, a blend of "information" and "entertainment," first appeared in the early 1980s. Not everyone approves of "infotainment" and similar pieced-together, media-derived words (e.g., "infomercial" and "edutainment"), however. New York Times Magazine writer Joe Morgenstern referred to "infotainment" as "a plastic word, stuck together with show-biz epoxy." An editorialist for a New England newspaper called it "a nauseating word" that "has crept into the language without an invitation." Unfortunately for such detractors, the word continues to be used today. Not only that, but a new, distinct sense of the word is emerging. People in the automotive industry have recently begun using "infotainment" to refer to the state-of-the-art multimedia technologies (such as GPS systems and Internet radio) now available to drivers at the push of a button.
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