3. Mercedes COMAND
COMAND may not have the same visual flair as the other systems on the list, but it works very well and is easy to use. There’s practically no learning curve. Like the jog-dial on old school Blackberry or Palm devices, the Mercedes COMAND system just asks you to turn the wheel and click.
This year Mercedes launched an updated version of COMAND in the C-Class and S-Class, adding sexier animations and graphics. Hopefully the simple formula that made it such a hit in our office remained intact. We’ll know more once we give it a spin. We also hope that the upgrade resulted in a more visually exciting color scheme than the grey and black hues from past models.
The dial interface is a key component because it works intuitively with the radio application. It looks like an old radio and allows you to dial to the station of your choice.