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3/3/2014
11:27 AM

Apple CarPlay: Siri At The Wheel

CarPlay adds iOS 7 features to the dashboards of select cars, making it easier and safer for iPhone owners to access messages, maps, and media.
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RobPreston
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3/3/2014 | 4:04:35 PM
Get used to it
Distraction or not, this kind of in-car functionality isn't going away. Automakers are now software and consumer electronics companies. The driver "experience" they allow is becoming just as important as their car designs, horsepower, and safety features.
ChrisMurphy
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3/3/2014 | 3:34:20 PM
Re: This will revolutionize cars like the ipod did to MP3 players (link)
This post reminds me of when Peter Hinssen spoke at the InformationWeek Conference several years ago, and he poked fun at the fact that his iPhone told him "this device was not compatible" with the iPhone -- that it was his new $40,000 car was a "device" that needed to figure out how to fit into the Apple world. But that's exactly how it's playing out.
PhatRS
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3/3/2014 | 2:39:14 PM
An alternative

I really like the sound of this feature, but until it becomes more widely available I'll continue using "Harken For iPhone" in the car. It's much easier to use than Apple's music player (bigger text, large buttons/touch areas). There's also "Harken" on the iPad but I need a new cradle for my iPad so I can't use it at the moment.

danielcawrey
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3/3/2014 | 2:23:04 PM
Re: This will revolutionize cars like the ipod did to MP3 players (link)
This is surely an intersting product, and a useful one too. 

Too many people are driving distracted these days. It is so frustrating. Apple again brings to the masses a product that people don't even know that they want. Only that it is painfully necessary. The roads have become more dangerous as a result of mobile devices. 
Lorna Garey
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3/3/2014 | 12:37:10 PM
Safety factor
Studies show that it's not just physically handling the phone that's a problem, it's the distraction. Messaging, even hands free, is distracting. Yes, hands free is better than holding the device, but it's still problematic.
apaininthetech
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3/3/2014 | 12:06:51 PM
This will revolutionize cars like the ipod did to MP3 players (link)
Last week I posted this article that eleborates more on the possibilities and how this is just the start to something really great.  

http://www.apaininthetech.com/home/2014/2/22/apple-iositc-set-to-revolutionize-cars-like-they-did-with-the-ipod

You guys should enjoy it.
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