User Name
Password
AppleNova Forums » Speculation and Rumors »

Automotive Golden Convergence


Register Members List Calendar Search FAQ Posting Guidelines
Automotive Golden Convergence
Thread Tools
drewprops
Magnificent Basturd™
sagacious-d
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2019-10-31, 23:50

Automobiles are evolving rapidly. The entertainment center technology inside ages more quickly than it did a decade ago. Carplay and Android Auto are okay at joining our cars to our phones, but it's still clunky.

Ford recently announced Sync 4.

Which sounds okay.

It would be nice to be able to bring your own entertainment system to a car if you'd like. Car manufacturers have tended not to support their cars entertainment systems beyond 5 or 6 years, but we might own them for 10 years or more.

...

Last edited by drewprops : 2019-11-01 at 00:02.
  quote
Yontsey
*AD SPACE FOR SALE*
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Cleveland-ish, OH
Send a message via AIM to Yontsey Send a message via Skype™ to Yontsey 
2019-11-01, 05:28

I'm more impressed Ford is going to a 15.5" touch screen dash. I typically buy GMC pickups and would love to see a bigger screen in those, but with Dodge already doing it and Ford just announcing it, I think it's only a matter of time.

With GMC, their Infotainment "center" software is pretty awful. There's never any available updates and it looks dated as is. To be fair, I have a 2017 so I'm a couple years behind so I'm not sure if they've updated it in the last couple years. They have built in apps but you can't use them unless you sign up for their in vehicle 4G internet, which is laughable. My cousin has a Tesla 3 and the screen and technology in that thing is absolutely incredible.

Die young and save yourself....
@yontsey
  quote
turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2019-11-01, 09:47

I'm not sure what I think about these new systems. Given the manufacturers aren't going to keep updating mean even if they support CarPlay now they might not in the future. I've got +10 year old cars now and no intention of replacing them anytime soon. Thankfully, all of them allow me to replace the head unit with something modern and capable. How do you do that when the one screen houses the controls for everything? Aftermarket stereos are going the way of the Dodo.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
MineCraft? mc.applenova.com | Visit us! | Maybe someday I'll proof read, until then deal with it.
  quote
kscherer
The Ban Hammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2019-11-01, 10:05

I have a 2007 Tundra and greatly prefer it's knobs and dials to all that touchy-bullcrap. In-car distractions are on the rise, and I have no use for any of it.

Boise State! … Boise State! … Boise State!
  quote
turtle
Lord of the Rant.
Formerly turtle2472
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Tidewater Virginia
 
2019-11-01, 13:31

You can't really say CarPlay (or Android Auto) are more distracting when you can use voice controls and an UI that you see constantly. Plus, depending on your vehicle, you might even have steering wheel controls limiting distractions even more. Having to reach for a dial can become second nature, but telling Siri to skip that song is something that means you don't look away.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
MineCraft? mc.applenova.com | Visit us! | Maybe someday I'll proof read, until then deal with it.
  quote
kscherer
The Ban Hammer
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2019-11-01, 19:59

Yeah, but I can do that without all the fancy Gonna-Fail™. My stereo has an aux-in, and Siri works just fine, thank you very much.
  quote
Posting Rules Navigation
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Post Reply

Forum Jump
Thread Tools
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Golden Globes drewprops AppleOutsider 6 2012-01-16 17:56
Golden Tickets Graculus AppleOutsider 1 2011-03-06 09:09
Golden Age of Ballooning drewprops AppleOutsider 6 2010-01-17 22:07
Application convergence ... your thoughts Mac+ Apple Products 38 2007-06-18 10:03
Golden Key Honour Society joveblue AppleOutsider 5 2007-03-15 07:31


« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:20.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2004 - 2019, AppleNova