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iOS in the car

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Sam Posten, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. Sam Posten

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    This could be huge, and very expensive. But those screens...this feels like a $2000 dealer option now that no one wants their crappy GPS anymore.
     
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    Wasn't the old Crappy GPS/bundle offered by dealers a $2000 option already? I know I paid something along those lines for in car navigation package, and it's a POS. I use google maps or apple when I need nav.
     
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    Yep. That's why I see this as a new $2000 option to replace the nav packages that are being killed by $99 phones.
     
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    They've been selling this as phone case and home charging base for a couple years. And Palm Pre had such technology integrated. Interesting that they're pursuing a licensing deal with auto makers. Of course, it requires you have a special case or doodad for an iPhone since they don't have inductive charging built in. I like the idea, but I use my phone as my GPS, so this doesn't suit my needs. But I'm hopeful about recent conversation on MacBreak Weekly, that there's a lot of iPhone options coming via AirPlay and ios7, even for sub-$20k cars.
     
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    At the risk of being a party popper, studies are showing that even hands free operation of a cell phone reduces the driver's attentiveness to his primary function: driving the car.

    I'm really getting worried about all the distractions that are appearing in cars these days.
     
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    Soon enough we will all have self driving cars Johmmy. Stay alert until then!
     
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    You've not seen me navigate LA with printed maps off MapQuest. Trust me, an iPhone is an improvement. :)
     
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    I could use a new car in the next year or three. I can see that my choice of smartphone is going to have a big impact on what car I might buy.
     
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    I can't wait to purchase my new Mercedes with this built in. Apple has done it again
     
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    Probably going to lease a Lincoln after my Cadillac lease expires.

    Happy to hear Apple has partnered with Ford
     
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    I'm in the market for a car maybe 2015 or 2016. I'm waiting for Apple and android integration to be standard. I'm looking forward to seeing these new systems roll out!
     
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    I hope Apple's partnership with Ford results in a better product than their Microsoft powered Sync.
     

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