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Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show 264

Posted by samzenpus
from the drive-differently dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Apple announced today a system called CarPlay, which integrates your iPhone with your car, with Siri voice control. CarPlay will be offered in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo vehicles this year, and others 'down the road.' From the press release: 'CarPlay makes driving directions more intuitive by working with Maps to anticipate destinations based on recent trips via contacts, emails or texts, and provides routing instructions, traffic conditions and ETA. You can also simply ask Siri and receive spoken turn-by-turn directions, along with Maps, which will appear on your car’s built-in display.'
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Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

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  • Great ... (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03, 2014 @02:19PM (#46388793)

    CarPlay makes driving directions more intuitive by working with Maps to anticipate destinations based on recent trips via contacts, emails or texts, and provides routing instructions, traffic conditions and ETA

    So now Apple will know everything you do, and that information will be accessed in secret by the spy agencies to know everywhere you've been and why.

    Technology is ruining our lives.

  • Lock in (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Barlo_Mung_42 (411228) on Monday March 03, 2014 @02:40PM (#46388983) Homepage

    I wouldn't buy a car that has this unless it also works with other phones.

  • by sjbe (173966) on Monday March 03, 2014 @03:43PM (#46389505)

    1. Apple maps is a joke and completely useless

    Based on what? Yeah they flubbed the roll out but I've used it since and it mostly works fine. I'm guessing you are one of those people who read all the bad press and presumed that Apple would never fix the problem. Guess what? Over over 30 million [theguardian.com] people use Apple Maps mostly without problems. Apple Maps is certainly not a joke and anything but "completely useless". Your assertion is mostly without any basis to support it.

    2. considering how many people hate Apple, they're losing prospective customers for a $60,000 car for example because of one tiny feature.

    Apple sells millions of devices a year and you think people "hate Apple"? Have you actually been to an Apple store lately? They are packed. Nobody buys Apple products because they have to. They are all discretionary purchases and people buy Apple's gear because they... gasp, LIKE the products. Who knew?

    Maybe YOU don't like Apple but out here in the real world Apple is wildly popular.

  • Re:Innovation? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday March 03, 2014 @04:21PM (#46389855)

    Again, the average person NEVER had their stuff organized to begin with. Or didn't have any music ripped. Need we remind you the Disney-Apple controversy over "Rip. Mix. Burn." ??

    Even I was (and still am) very happy iTunes organizes my music. I never for the life of me understood why "Copy and organize my Music" isn't a default option in Windows as it is on the Mac.

  • Re:Innovation? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Dixie_Flatline (5077) <vincent DOT jan DOT goh AT gmail DOT com> on Monday March 03, 2014 @05:10PM (#46390343) Homepage

    And yet, this was considered much less convenient than having your music library in one program that had things more or less organised, and allowed you to sync based on THAT structure rather than a directory structure. A directory structure is pleasantly factual--a band has albums has songs--but lacks any sort of filtering structure that adds in meta-data like song rating, last played date, added-to-library date, genre, etc. People just wanted all of the Jazz on their iPod, or just all the songs that they rated 4 and 5.

    So while you think that old structure was superior, history has proven you very, very wrong. (And I can't deny that the current state of iTunes on Windows is pretty awful and has been for a while. But earlier versions were smaller and cleaner, and iTunes on Macs has always been a lot more reliable.)

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