Top 3 In-Dash Navigation of 2010


2010 brought about many great advancements in the car audio industry. From enhanced iPod integration to Internet connections via iPhones, the in-dash receiver became a more centralized unit within the car. GPS navigation also received a lot of advancements and improvements. Sonic Electronix had many of these units come through their facilities and each one left a unique impression. This blog will outline 3 of the most popular in-dash GPS navigation units for 2010 and what makes their navigation so great.

The coolest advancement for 2010 was the integration of the Total Traffic+ HD Network that was introduced on the flagship JVC KW-NT3HDT. This new technology offered many great features such as traffic updates, headline news, sports scores, weather, and more. All of these features were available for free via HD radio reception. Former systems like the MSN Direct service were convenient, but expensive. The Total Traffic+ HD Network integrated seamlessly with the navigation system of the unit. Another industry leading feature is the lane guidance navigation that enables the user to know exactly what lane they need to be in while driving.

2. Pioneer AVIC-X920BT
As expected from Pioneer, an updated navigation system for 2010 was introduced. While the overall look of the navigation interface received some changes, the real pleasure of this navigation is behind the looks in the processor and voice recognition. Faster navigation is made possible with a processor enhancement. One of the most popular features is the voice recognition and vocal navigation of the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT. Simply talk to the unit and it will accurately guide you to your destination. The system proved to be quite accurate at recognizing the users voice.

3. Kenwood DNX6140
Any list that talks about great in-dash GPS navigation would be amiss if a Kenwood unit was left off. The reason for that is simple. That reason is Garmin. The world leader in GPS navigation works directly with Kenwood to put their navigation system inside their multimedia receivers. The Kenwood DNX6140 proves to be one of the most popular as it features a wide variety of features and a price point lower that the competitors comparable units. The Garmin interface is accurate, easy to read, offers fast and simple destination input, clear voice guidance, and so much more. When it comes to navigation, Kenwood and Garmin prove to be one of the most popular and accurate navigation systems.