Opel Insignia gets flagship connectivity tech

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Opel is launching its new-generation Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro units in the Insignia to enhance connectivity on its flagship model.

Opel’s next generation of infotainment systems are available now in the Insignia

Available across the Insignia range, the technology provides drivers with information ranging from Live Traffic, real-time fuel prices, map updates and more, accessed via a colour touchscreen up to eight inches in size. Drivers also benefit from a high-resolution, clearly arranged Driver Information Cluster. A head-up display is optionally available.

The real-time traffic data provides drivers with timely alerts as well as improved navigation routing. Additionally, Live Traffic shows which parts of the route are affected by delays and what kind of incident may be the cause. The navigation system refers to information from previous journeys, in order to calculate arrival times more precisely. Four map updates per year – transmitted ‘over-the-air’ – are included.

The new infotainment systems extend Opel’s in-car entertainment and connectivity offer. In addition to AM/FM radio as standard, DAB+ is available as an option. Up to two smartphones can be paired simultaneously. Wireless phone charging is available in the centre console and a Bose sound-system with eight loudspeakers and a digital sound processor is optionally available.

Both the Multimedia and Multimedia Navi Pro also feature the newly designed Human Machine Interface, which brings an intuitive layout with direct access to main domains, tablet-like controls and swipe-gestures. The driver can also operate the infotainment system via controls on the steering wheel. The Multimedia Navi Pro system can be additionally operated by embedded voice control.

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