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American experts have named the best and worst auto infotainment systems.

A popular American analytical magazine has compiled a traditional report that collected the best and worst infotainment systems that have appeared on the market in the latest car models. In order to compile the rating, specialists had to interview more than 60 thousand respondents, of which only 56 percent were completely satisfied with the performance of automotive systems.According to the American edition of Consumer Reports, which conducts comparative tests of consumer goods and services based on user feedback, IVI can be considered the best automotive information and entertainment system. This system is currently installed on Tesla cars. A rare case when the equipment turned out to be quite 86 percent of the respondents.

In addition to the creation of Tesla Motors, the iDrive system created by BMW has entered the top five. Survey participants were less pleased with the Bavarian creation, but still highly appreciated its qualities. They also praised Genesis Display from the South Korean brand Genesis, the Sync 3 system from Ford / Lincoln cars, and Uconnect 4 from the FCA alliance. At the same time, the development of FCA and Ford, despite the high user ratings, was blamed for problems with playing music and making calls via Bluetooth.

The Remote Touchpad information and entertainment system from the Lexus brand has become an outsider of the rating compiled by Consumer Reports. Her job is only 42 percent of respondents interviewed by the publication. On the second place from the end were Honda cars with the HondaLink system. Acura and Mazda were awarded low marks with their AcuraLink II and Mazda Connect. Alfa Romeo’s Alfa Romeo Display information and entertainment system has closed the top five, with only 50 percent of respondents satisfied with it (about).

In addition, the edition of Consumer Reports has resulted in other reports about infotainment systems in cars. For comparison, 2014 was mentioned, when 53 percent of new cars were equipped with touch panels. Today, this figure is already 83 percent. When working with Apple CarPlay, 64% of drivers are satisfied, while when working with Android Auto, 59 percent is pretty. 58% of respondents are left with integrated systems. Most motorists scolded trackpads that were not very convenient for continuous, daily use.

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