May 21 2011

2011 Hyundai Sonata and Features Airplane Makers Should Copy

Category: RamblingsDaniel @ 2:37 pm

So I have to admit I haven’t been flying lately because I’ve been too busy with work and purchasing a new car.  My new baby, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata (Limited edition, 2.0L turbo, with Navigation system) is fully pimped out…I love it!  The navigation system upgrades the audio as well, and that whole package has a ton of bells and whistles I wish the planes I fly had.  Small plane manufacturers take note!  First off, the navigation system let’s you choose between North-Up and Forward-Up on the moving map.   While it’s true a lot of moving map apps for my iPad have this same function – I haven’t seen an in-plane GPS with this feature.  Furthermore, the BlueTooth connectivity is amazing.  I can stream phone calls (nothing new there) and even control audio from my phone too (streamed through the speakers).  How great would it be if airplane comm systems could stream in audio from your BlueTooth device and even let you control it from the control panel?  I know some support auxillary in for music, but this is all wireless.  There are probably FAA-rules against this, but it’s pretty sweet.

Anyway, I’m ranting…but at least I’m posting again!



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