Allen,Mr XLR said:Some of their information is correct, long before the XLR ever came out the Sound system was orginally designed to have internet access. It was called the Infotainment System.
The system was designed to have internet access, but there were some issues nation wide with people getting into accidents with DVDs playing onscreen with various makes and models of cars. Many states passed laws not allowing viewing of movinig images, other than navigation maps. At this point it was decided, a few years before the XLR actually hit the streets (2000/2001 time frame) that email and internet access was not the responsible to have while driving.
I agree whole heartedly about the "big brother" mentality that GM has with regard to use of the Multi-Function Display. And it certainly irritates me that I (or my passenger) can't input or change a destination while moving.XLRcited said:Allen,
It seems that GM's thinking was way ahead of their time back then. Too bad some of their conceptual thinking didn't flow into the final design. ...
... I'm just amazed at how different the navigation system functionality is versus anything in the GM lineup. Honda must have different lawyers that went to different liability schools.