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PC Magazine conducts the Readers' Choice survey every year. The survey on vehicles, which each year includes a determination of overall satisfaction with the make and model of the car, this time had a certain slope. The most important criterion was the сonnectivity of vehicles.
The PCMag Readers' Choice survey for Connected Cars was in the field from May 11, 2020, through June 1, 2020. They asked readers to rate the cars that were produced from 2016 to 2020, namely to rate their feelings about its infotainment system — features like audio, navigation, wireless support, as well as the dashboard interface — on a scale of one to 10, with 10 as the best.
Tesla won the first Connected Car award with top scores across the board. The Tesla brand is also on top for having the best backup camera, best Bluetooth implementation, and best integrated GPS navigation.
Source: PC Magazine
"Tesla wins our first Connected Car award with top scores across the board. The electric car maker doesn't even support tech like Apple CarPlay or Android Auto — and perhaps that's a factor in its favor. Tesla earns a stellar connectivity score, plus the highest likelihood to be recommended for connectivity alone. The Tesla brand is also on top for having the best backup camera, best Bluetooth implementation, and best integrated GPS navigation. Tesla's interface is the one all cars should emulate."
Source: PC Magazine
Even when other vendors come close, they can't top Tesla. A 9.6 as a car and a 9.5 for connectivity, plus a 9.6 for the likelihood people would recommend the Tesla brand for connectivity, all ensured the company wins. It's the other high marks that underscore it.
"When we got down to the specific model (not by year), we only had six cars make the cut. Top of them was the Tesla Model 3 with a 9.5 for connectivity — it's the model most PCMag readers with a Tesla own. A somewhat distant second for connectivity is a tie between the Subaru Forester and the Ford F150 pickup truck (all styles) at 8.4. Third is another Ford, the Escape, at 8.2."
Tesla has raised connectivity to a new level and now a lot of the automaker, in an attempt to compete with them, seeks to achieve the same result. But let's face it, until none of them even came close, given the unique opportunity of Tesla cars to OTA updates.Follow @EvaFoxU
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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.