Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

45 posts



Topic # 150703 31-Jul-2014 12:04
Send private message

I took a new jazz for a test drive the other day.  It has a factory fitted  touchscreen navigation and audio system including a handsfree bluetooth cell phone connection.

I was surprised that I couldn't initiate a phone call from the touchscreen whilst driving - all the numbers and address book greyed out on the screen.  Had to stop and put the handbrake on to make the call.  Not sure whether I could receive a call whilst driving.

From a safety point of view I can see the reason - but is this normal for factory fitted devices.

Other than this, seems a great car, lots of features at a good price.

Create new topic
2740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 664

  Reply # 1099220 31-Jul-2014 12:11
Send private message

The system in our car (Mazda) allows us to make calls while driving (whether selecting via the screen, the joystick thing, or via the stupidly inaccurate voice recognition system), but it does disable a number of features of the GPS over a certain (low) speed (so it will let you search for a local POI but not search for a destination via the adddress). Also clearly done for safey reasons, it means one has to stop the car to enter the address. It's frustrating as not even a passanger can enter it.

2740 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 664

  Reply # 1099224 31-Jul-2014 12:15
Send private message

Agree, though, with your point of the good value of the new Jazz - these are features on a relatively inexpensive car that are standard on even the cheapest models, whereas with other brands one has to select a higher-spec model or pay through the teeth for the addition of things like GPS.

(Though I must say the interior rattle in the test car I drove was really frustrating - and with only a few hundred ks on the clock...)

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Stuff Pix enters streaming video market
Posted 21-Mar-2018 09:18

Windows no longer Microsoft’s main focus
Posted 13-Mar-2018 07:47

Why phone makers are obsessed with cameras
Posted 11-Mar-2018 12:25

New Zealand Adopts International Open Data Charter
Posted 3-Mar-2018 12:48

Shipments tumble as NZ phone upgrades slow
Posted 2-Mar-2018 11:48

Oppo R11s: high-end Android, budget price
Posted 27-Feb-2018 16:27

Samsung New Zealand introducing the Galaxy S9 and S9+
Posted 26-Feb-2018 07:00

Fujifilm X beats its best with new top of the range, high-performance camera
Posted 24-Feb-2018 14:05

One million kiwis affected by cybercrime
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:58

New Zealanders want to engage with government online and via mobile apps
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:56

Samsung launches Samsung Max
Posted 24-Feb-2018 13:52

CPTPP text and National Interest Analysis released for public scrutiny
Posted 21-Feb-2018 19:43

Foodstuffs to trial digitised shopping trolleys
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:27

2018: The year of zero-login, smart cars & the biometrics of things
Posted 21-Feb-2018 18:25

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.