Garmin is indeed putting a lot of work in designing its user interface in order to minimize driver distraction, a particularly hot topic in the United States.
In an effort to balancing functionality with simplicity, the interface includes a passive state as well as an interactive mode. The passive state presents customizable audio, navigation or communication content just below the driver’s line of site.
A simple interface provides important information at a glance. The navigation view, for example, can show information such as junction views, lane guidance, speed limit and safety warnings.
Users can save presets in each menu for quick access while on the road and eyes facing straight ahead. The audio menu, for example, could contain saved radio stations, playlists and songs.