One of the questions we get quite often here at GM Authority is along the lines of:
How do I tell which direction (or orientation) I’m driving?
Determining the orientation in which one is driving is quite simple in vehicles equipped with dedicated orientation readouts, which are usually located in the Driver Information Center (DIC).
The task gets slightly more challenging on vehicles equipped with GM’s latest Next-Gen Infotainment (NGI) systems such as Chevy-Holden MyLink, Cadillac CUE, and Buick-GMC-Opel-Vauxhall IntelliLink with navigation. Luckily, these systems have a small yet convenient way of showing the direction in which the vehicle is moving. Simply look at the center of the navigation “icon” in the top row, and you’ll see a small readout in its center that shows the direction.
Here’s to hoping this is useful for those of us who can’t use the sun to tell which direction we’re moving in.