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comments about command system?

Hi there - this is my first post and Im after a bit of info! - not sure where the best place to post is so I will post here!

I’m currently doing some research on which cars have the best HMI, with regard to the IVIS systems. Or to put it simply! - Which cars have the easiest to operate in-vehicle information systems?

specifically the latest Merc Command system

What do you think of it?
Is it easy to use?
What bits are good/bad?
How can it be improved?

What would you like to see as part of the system in the future? Eg keyless ignition also sets up radio/heating preferences……….


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It's easier than the iDrive, BUT there still needs to be more buttons in the car so you don't have to consult the computer everytime you want to for example put the back window blind up and down.
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The first hurdle is that most of us have already spent years in using Microsoft Windows interface. Anything elses has to be newly learned.

The second hurdle is MB's conservatism in using newer technologies such as touch screens and USB. Their objective seems to be wrap everything with the 3 point star and extract more revenue from it.

So even a relatively new MB car use scroll buttons to enter street names, business names and with little useful on screen information such as time to turn, time to destination, house number passing, etc.

We drove from Lowell, MA to a dinner in Red Bank, NJ Tuesday night. The Garmin Streetpilot 2620 we used put us at 10 minutes past 7PM as arrival time and we were able to tell our guests exact arrival time.

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