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Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 1) 76

by AvitarX (#47732797) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

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.

Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 2) 76

by AvitarX (#47732135) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

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*.

Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 1) 76

by AvitarX (#47731907) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

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.

Comment: Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (Score 5, Interesting) 76

by AvitarX (#47731759) Attached to: Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

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.

You have a tendency to feel you are superior to most computers.

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