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Topic # 150703 31-Jul-2014 12:04
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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.

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  Reply # 1099220 31-Jul-2014 12:11
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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.

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  Reply # 1099224 31-Jul-2014 12:15
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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...)

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