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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:11 AM   #26
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This is really cool.

But what if your spouse is an Android or Windows phone user? If you put carplay in the car, are there no infotainment options? Or (hopefully) there's a factory setting that could be used if an iPhone isn't plugged in?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:11 AM   #27
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Damn it, now that they are talking about the Wireless Option, i actually want it..
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:12 AM   #28
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http://www.apple.com/ios/carplay/

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Glad to see that non-luxury brands are included this early on. Sweet!
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:13 AM   #29
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Noticeably absent is Pandora. They're feelings are going to be hurt when they find out they weren't invited to the party. Well, they probably know by now. Sucks for them.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:14 AM   #30
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I can't wait to jailbreak it and get apps on there, driving at 75 mph while playing flappy Bird, look out people !
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:14 AM   #31
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Am I the only one GEEKING out over the fact this Volvo commercial features the death metal band IN FLAMES on the screen? hahahah! I LOVE this!
In Flames is a band from Sweden like the car manufacturer, that's probably why
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:16 AM   #32
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You can use that too.

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And of course you can just tell Siri what you want without taking eyes off the road at all. Three ways to control, that's pretty versatile.
OK great, problem solved!

I don't give much on Siri in the car though. When I was commuting for 6 month every time I needed it my reception was so bad it didn't work. That was on the Autobahn though so thats another story.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:16 AM   #33
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As long as I can adjust it while driving, I may have a reason to upgrade. Until then, I see no reason to have this feature when I will undoubtedly just be doing it on my phone if controls are locked out while the car is in operation.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:17 AM   #34
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And Ford to use Blackberry QNX in there cars:

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/14/02...n-new-vehicles
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:18 AM   #35
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I wonder how long it will be before we see aftermarket headunits supporting this.

In theory they should be cheap as it seems like the screen is 'dumb' and everything is powered by the phone itself meaning the headunit is only really a screen and an amplifier.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:18 AM   #36
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This is really cool.

But what if your spouse is an Android or Windows phone user? If you put carplay in the car, are there no infotainment options? Or (hopefully) there's a factory setting that could be used if an iPhone isn't plugged in?
This is a convenience feature for those in the ecosystem and will help leverage households into all using iOS. "I was going to get an xyz phone, but my wife/husbands car has CarPlay, so I got an iPhone."

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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:19 AM   #37
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Looks nice enough. Not really staggeringly brilliant, but I suppose the main thing is how well it's executed.

An SDK for third-party Apps would be nice, although I understand there are probably a huge number of regulatory and safety issues with that. That said, Apple do approve all Apps by hand, so theoretically it could be possible to screen CarPlay-compatible Apps to see if they're too distracting.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:20 AM   #38
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CarPlay still won't be the success they want without a proper aftermarket installationfor currer cars.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:23 AM   #39
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Audi. Please.
Lapidus, would like to make the same suggestion. It seems though that Audi has crossed irreversibly to the dark side :-)
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:24 AM   #40
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CarPlay still won't be the success they want without a proper aftermarket installationfor currer cars.
But that's the problem , if people can install whatever, it becomes more of a distraction
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:25 AM   #41
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Audi. Please.
Agreed. Otherwise, I may just need to get me a Ferrari
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:29 AM   #42
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Who else thinks this is a bad idea?

While driving you need to watch the road, not try to hit the right part of a touchscreen which is in a place where your arm doesn't usually go.
In my experience it is much much safer and easier to control the infotainment system with a couple of buttons and a scroll wheel (like Audi).
I don't think it's a bad idea in general but it certainly should be very carefully thought out in terms of what apps are allowed and when. while a car is in motion they should strongly restrict what can be used and how. I expect that car manufacturers will consider this. They are used to such considerations. Apple is not but they should definitely think about it too. Otherwise it can be really unsafe as you say.
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:30 AM   #43
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM   #44
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Who else thinks this is a bad idea?

While driving you need to watch the road, not try to hit the right part of a touchscreen which is in a place where your arm doesn't usually go.
In my experience it is much much safer and easier to control the infotainment system with a couple of buttons and a scroll wheel (like Audi).
Use Siri?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:31 AM   #45
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Makes me want a Volvo!
Good luck with that one two years later
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:32 AM   #46
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I'm really happy that this type of integration is finally taking place. After market HU's have done such a poor job of phone integration. cough<pioneer appradio> cough
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:35 AM   #47
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I wonder how long it will be before we see aftermarket headunits supporting this.

In theory they should be cheap as it seems like the screen is 'dumb' and everything is powered by the phone itself meaning the headunit is only really a screen and an amplifier.
I have though recently about buying an iPad mini to use with my amp as my car stereo...
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:38 AM   #48
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CarPlay still won't be the success they want without a proper aftermarket installationfor currer cars.
actually it would still serve its job. you just want it for aftermarket, as do i. and I'm sure there will be licensing so I'm not sweating it.

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But that's the problem , if people can install whatever, it becomes more of a distraction
that isn't what he's saying. aftermarket head units are just that -- car stereos installed in any car. has nothing to do w/ other apps.

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I don't think it's a bad idea in general but it certainly should be very carefully thought out in terms of what apps are allowed and when. while a car is in motion they should strongly restrict what can be used and how. I expect that car manufacturers will consider this. They are used to such considerations. Apple is not but they should definitely think about it too. Otherwise it can be really unsafe as you say.
do you people *really* believe apple hasn't thought about this? REALLY?
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Old Mar 3, 2014, 10:40 AM   #49
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In Flames is a band from Sweden like the car manufacturer, that's probably why
Well, they could have chosen the lexographicaly-superior ABBA.
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