The iPod on the Nissan is controlled with the touchscreen
Nissan has started marketing a new GPS navigation system in Japan that also allows you to listen to your music tracks through the iPod.
The navigation system, which has a 7-inch touch-sensitive screen, has a connector for connecting and charging the iPod that replicates the selection commands for tracks, playlists and lists.
The complete system will cost 315,000 yen (approximately 2,290 euros) and will be installed on 11 of the Nissan models on the market: from the compact Tiida to the MPV Serena, passing by the X-Trail SUV.
In addition to navigation and audio reproduction capabilities, the system can play CD / MD / DVD and take advantage of the CARWINGS telematics system which picks up traffic information through the connection with i-mode mobile phones.
We do not know if and when the option will be available in Europe but the level of integration of the iPod achieved with the touchscreen control indicating both the interest of the car manufacturers towards the Apple player and the high possibilities of interaction that can be obtained.