Originally Posted by Eryeal
They almost have to - having non-touch at this point is just silly. My 2003 Accord had a nice touch screen with voice control. 10+ years later, to not have this in a luxury vehicle is just wrong.
My 2009 Odyssey had a terrible touchscreen, and the nav technology seemed even older than Audi's already-old system. Much prefer the Q5's system, other than I do miss being able to use voice to dial arbitrary numbers on the rare occasion I need to (unless I just haven't found how, looks like you can only call contacts via voice here).
And of course the "touch" MMI refers to the touchpad control and not an actual touchscreen, so if you liked directly touching the map, buttons, etc., then you still wouldn't get that here. But it should be more intuitive than the joystick, and adds handwriting recognition (not sure how "useful" that is in practice), not sure what else.
EDIT - The one nice thing about the Honda nav was that it was standard yearly DVD-based updates so you could update the nav (or not) each year instead of effectively never. That still seems pretty silly.