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Garmin's New K2 System is a 'Glass Cockpit' For Cars

By January 26, 2013

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Garmin K2 Infotainment SystemGarmin is a pioneer in the development of the glass cockpit for aircraft, which keeps pilots aware of important information about things seen and unseen in their environments, allowing safer, less stressful flight. Garmin is bringing the glass cockpit concept to automobiles with the recent introduction of its K2 Infotainment system including GPS navigation. The system consists of a center-console, 10-inch screen, matched with a 12-inch instrumentation panel in the recess in front of the steering wheel, plus microphones built into the steering wheel. "The system intelligently combines digital displays, voice control, infrared buttons and smartphone integration to provide drivers access to everything from navigation to vehicle diagnostics, office features, communications, music and radio to real-time information from the Web," states Garmin. Read on for more. Image Garmin

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