Most in-dash navigation systems lack traffic data or point-of-interest information, and have clunky update procedures.
Many carmakers bundle their navigation systems with other features, forcing buyers to take one in order to get something else they actually want. Next-generation navigation systems are a crucial step in the development of autonomous vehicles.
In a recent test of a 2015 model-year car, the built-in navigation system had no listing for a winery that has been in business for 15 years – both Apple Maps and Google Maps found it in a split second because smartphone navigation apps are cloud based, continually updated with new information.
Read the article at The New York Times.