Presumably, it will allow other people that prefer certain services to get priority over me if the services I like are not preferred.
And 20 year old cars will be using 20 year old encryption, the system will get cracked, and then there will be problems.
The future is autonomous cars that rely on their own data to see what's going on, and that will prevent accidents.
Actually, I find the arrogance of calling an obvious bug "unexploitable" disturbing.
Most ARM is 32 bit...
I don't find swingcopter very fun, I think the mark was missed.
Of course I'm just me, but the interaction is less direct it feels like.
The message should be a little bit of both I think.
One doesn't need to blame the victim, but one should try to not be one (within reason anyway) too.
Sort of like houses being broken into, mugged, etc.
Both are important, because there will always be those trying to do bad things to people.
I'm willing to bet strait alcohol is the most common one.
My point is that the device is essentially a monitor and keyboard, it doesn't need updates, my phone is what needs them ( via apps, updates, and buying new)
Yes, I'd really like it to be open standard too, which appears to be what MirrorPlay has going.
The Android Auto has a lot of nice features though, such as giving GPS data to the phone (from an external GPS), external mobile antennas, etc.
Considering it's pretty much a video stream, and some preset data to send back, it really should be open, or FRAND at least.
I had a rental with sync 3 or 4 years ago, I hated it. It had the worse UI ever (note, this was 3 or 4 years ago, when it was relatively new sauce).
To use AD2P, I had to go to a menu item "audio settings", there was an item by that name in 2 different places, one 2 items deep, and the other 3 items deep, only one of the "audio settings" menu items allowed me to set the audio to the AD2P stream, and I had to redo it every time I got in the car.
The data use of GPS approaches zero (I am at 50-100MB / month for Maps, I use Maps a few times a day, and Navigation a few times a week)
I suppose that's correct, and perhaps they'll have both.
What I am really looking forward to is buying a new car, and having the interface upgrade over the life of the car. Things that were nifty in a car ten years ago aren't the same now (though with my lack of imagination I can't think of anything past navigation, podcasts, and music, others may, or may make those things better).
XM radio called me about my free trial on my new (used) car, and it was like I was in a time warp, I live in a world of Pandora, Spotify, Google Play, Groove Shark, etc., why on earth would I pay for radio? I have everything via bluetooth audio. I as much as asked the guy (after telling him I didn't use it a single day in my 60 day trial), he said the comedy stations, like Howard Stern. Basically saying the talk radio was what they had. But I have Bill Maher (for free), and a dozen other podcasts, more than i can listen too, it really is an anachronism.
The same thing with OnStar, why would I subscribe to a look up local business service, but all of the GM cars I test-drove were pushing it, even in the 2013's it was the center of the technology, yet the Bluetooth was hands-free only (no AD2P), but it did have XM was pointed out to me *sigh*.
Yes, I think a set of expectations for mirror link could be perfect, and perhaps a slightly more intelligent display that allows for better than VNC communication.
That'd be good enough if they allowed unlimited tethering on my unlimited data plan.
Still, some custom stuff, integrated steering wheel controls, a set of "car" buttons that apps can respond to (I really would want a click knob for menu navigation over touch for interacting with apps/changing the app displayed).
I think if the OS people (Apple and Google) create a set of expectations for the hardware, apps will release car related interfaces, similar to how chromecast, and I assume apple tv works. Custom never updated tablet from a car manufacturer is less than ideal I think, and base android isn't the best car interface.
No thanks, I want my phone's maps and navigation on my car display.
Music subscription services too.
I'd love to have a car interface to my phone apps on my car's screen, something like chromecast, but gets data from the phone instead of the internet, and the ability to send back interactions from a knob, a couple buttons, and touch.
It looks like this (about 3:30 is the best view)
In areas with long 2 lane (each way) highways, they strongly enforce passing only in the left lane, even if it's at the speed limit, or faster.
After X amount of distance in the left lane, they can pull you over for it.