Apple teams up with Ferrari to put iOS on your dashboard
— By Charlie Osborne on March 3, 2014, 5:14 AM PST
So, Apple goes into the connected car business, and the article above fails to mention that, there are a lot of other vehicles on the road right now that already have "connected" technology inside, and some of them are much better than what the iOS tech offers. My Ford Sync system does all of what the iOS system is supposed to do, and more. But, since Apple is the recognized "leader" in smartphones, and the one with much hyped ecosystem, and the one with the fanatical user base, there will be people who will jump at the opportunity to get "Apple Inside" their cars. Apple is, again, the follower in this technology, but, there will be some or many who will think that Apple invented the "connected car technology".
I hope that car makers will be offering such devices only as an option. I don't use an iphone and don't want IOS or anything with a touch screen in my car. If such devices were standard equipment on a vehicle, I probably would not consider it for purchase. They are distracting and unsafe. I hope DOT makes some tough rules so they can be used safely.
@vakeris Connected cars are inevitable, and all makes and models will eventually come with those devices as standard equipment. Right now, they're optional and cost more to get that option in any model, but, eventually, they're all going to include touch screens with voice activated control included. All new technology eventually becomes less expensive to make and to own. The vehicles themselves keep going up in price, but the technology inside does get cheaper in the long run.
They're not inevitable if we make as much fuss about it as some of us do about GM foods. I just want to know what the genetc modifications are intended to do (too many of them are to tie the farmers into Monsanto). Likewise, I want any OS running anything in my car to be something I can take to my trusted mechanics and know that someone somewhere (preferably thousands, as in GNU) has the right to inspect the instructions my machines are receiving.
@SmartAlbert @adornoe@vakerisThey're not inevitable if we make as much fuss about it as some of us do about GM foods.
You might be right, but, from how technology works, and how people always want more of it, chances are that, more technology in cars is inevitable. People want it, no matter the consequences or the sacrifice in privacy they make, or the cost of the tech.
"GM" foods is an entirely topic, but, I have not seen any evidence that it's harmful to people or animals. As always, something that sounds radically new and "strange", is demonized with no real science or evidence to support the negativity towards it. Ignorance is easily overcome with facts, but, even the facts are not allowed when the agenda is more potent.
I just want to know what the genetc modifications are intended to do (too many of them are to tie the farmers into Monsanto).
There is a lot of science and research that goes into GM foods, and the fear of them is still without any real scientific fact to support it.
Likewise, I want any OS running anything in my car to be something I can take to my trusted mechanics and know that someone somewhere (preferably thousands, as in GNU) has the right to inspect the instructions my machines are receiving.
There already are a lot of components that regular mechanics are not equipped or trained to handle, and that's been the case for a couple of decades now. Most of the initial maintenance that is required for a new vehicle, is expected to be done by the dealer repair people, who are best equipped and trained to do it. However, when it comes to actual repairs to electronic parts in a vehicle, there is no such thing, and what happens most times is that, the component is swapped out for a new or used part which does the same job. So, mechanical repairs are out of the question for the regular mechanic. When the GPS or Sync system goes out in my Ford vehicle, I'd expect a replacement, at least for the guarantee period, and beyond the guarantee period, I'd hope to find a replacement in a salvage yard someplace or a new part at a discounted price.
Bottom line is that, like it or not, we're headed to a more complicated and connected society, with everything we touch or use.