• fb_611212624 avatar John Posted: 6/24/2012 12:22pm PDT

    It makes sense for both the automakers and Apple; and me as the consumer. The automakers don't have to "fiddle" with handsfree software anymore, and can concentrate on making cars.
    Apple gets even more world domination.
    I get 1 system to rule them all, only 1 voice command system to learn, and predictable responses (or lack of) from a system I'm already familiar with. I can integrate more with my calendar and tasks list, music lists, and other smartphone features.
    But most importantly, the entire environment is future proofed. Updating to a new iphone & features updates my entire system, and I don't have to go to my car dealer for a software update.
    I think this is a win for everyone, so long as it works as advertised.

  • fb_100003676034433 avatar James Posted: 6/19/2012 3:37pm PDT

    I watched a video test drive posted by a young driver as he demonstrated how to navigate the five or six screens in a Hyundai Veloseter coupe. There are far to many screens the driver has to get through, even if made simpler with dedicated access buttons. By the time you get the addresses keyed in you have forgotten where you wanted to go. And it should be done before you hit the Start button. Excessive technology is not an advantage. It's somebody showing off what they can do. Now, where did I put that road map?

  • fb_535792760 avatar Craig Posted: 6/16/2012 7:13am PDT

    ...given that Siri/Eyes Free is basically a linked internet open-ended app, it will only get better with time as more use it - either that, or Cyberdyne systems will take over when Siri/Eyes Free becomes self aware...

  • wrenchead avatar wrenchead Posted: 6/12/2012 2:10pm PDT

    Sorry. Not enough horsepower on the Apple products to manage what they have now. Needing your iphone to run your car is getting silly.