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Needed Improvements to KIA Optima software
Does anyone know who to contact at KIA to make suggestions on rather SIMPLE software improvements? I tried customer service and got nowhere. I was hoping to reach someone that can actually do something about it.
Some examples are: Playing music from the USB drive. I keep music in folders based on they type of music, like Classical, Jazz, etc and within each folder I may have folders by artist. The system in the KIA plays the music fine. However, when I press the Random key, it immediately interrupts the current song and plays a song from any folder. When I power off the car and start again, the Random key turn off. Not sure why. Also, in most music players of today, you can control the Random play function to randomly play music within the current folder, and/or sub folder or any folder at any level (which is the only way the current system works)
The Navigation system doesn't mute the sound of the radio/xm or USB when announcing directions.
The speedometer is gauged to 160 mph, which makes each 5mph reading very small and difficult to see on the analog speedometer.
I would suggest adding a Digital Readout in place of the outside temperature. Not sure why the outside temperature is constantly displayed. Doesn't seem important while the car is being driven but your speed is.
How about linking the phone address book with the navigation system. The Bluetooth phone system can get the phone numbers from the address book so why not the navigation system.
This is just a few improvements that is controlled by the software could and can be easily changed to improve the car.
Clearly, these limitations to the software functions in the KIA Optima are a couple of generations behind the what has been readily available for 2 years.
I can't find any suggestion system for KIA and as mentioned above writing to customer service is like putting the suggestion in a black hole never to be heard again.
Any help would be appreciated.