planet4ever wrote:Come on, guys, let's hear something about GM OnStar vs. Nissan CarWings. Isn't that what this thread is supposed to be about? (I have nothing to contribute, since I have never used either, never expected before now to use either, and don't even have a navigation gadget in my car.)
I too am unfamiliar with both services, but that won't stop me from speculating.
I have a nav system in my 2005 car which works very well, except that a map update (on DVD) costs more than an entire new handheld GPS unit - which might come with lifetime free updates from the Internet. Also the new GPS units have real time traffic data which they can use to reroute you around traffic jams to save time. I read that the Leaf will reroute you around traffic jams to save kWh. Some of the traffic services require a paid subscription, and some are free and supported by fairly non-intrusive advertisements.
Here's an old article on Carwings, which indicates it is responsible for navigation, audio system, hands-free phone, etc.
http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-skin ... eased.html
I'm not sure about that video player feature. That's just asking for crashes and lawsuits if they leave that in.