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VolvoUhu
04-16-2014, 11:49 PM
Volvo (and Apple) made news in Geneva, they're getting more positive reviews in NYC. Bodes well for the interior!

http://mashable.com/2014/04/16/hands-on-carplay-volvo/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

XC60 RD
04-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Volvo (and Apple) made news in Geneva, they're getting more positive reviews in NYC. Bodes well for the interior!

http://mashable.com/2014/04/16/hands-on-carplay-volvo/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

You will see others jump on the band wagon;)...........Porsches hypercar 918 Spyder has a full touchscreen center tunnel with only two knobs. Its the future. Good for Volvo

rfkuehn
04-17-2014, 10:03 AM
As the last person in the usa to use a blackberry, this really doesnt interest me too much.

But I do dislike the name "CarPlay". There should be no correlation between driving a car and playing with a toy.

Or maybe im getting old & oversensitive...

XC60 RD
04-17-2014, 01:00 PM
As the last person in the usa to use a blackberry, this really doesnt interest me too much.

But I do dislike the name "CarPlay". There should be no correlation between driving a car and playing with a toy.

Or maybe im getting old & oversensitive...

Like someone has stated FISHER PRICE toy;)

VolvoUhu
04-17-2014, 03:20 PM
As the last person in the usa to use a blackberry, this really doesnt interest me too much.

But I do dislike the name "CarPlay". There should be no correlation between driving a car and playing with a toy.

Or maybe im getting old & oversensitive...

You have reason to be happy about CarPlay. It runs on BlackBerry's QNX platform - and thus it's is doing it's part at keeping BB afloat (perhaps). :cool:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2454511,00.asp

rfkuehn
04-18-2014, 06:08 PM
You have reason to be happy about CarPlay. It runs on BlackBerry's QNX platform - and thus it's is doing it's part at keeping BB afloat (perhaps). :cool:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2454511,00.asp

Well that changes *everything*...

I love it.

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx3/rfkuehn/Volvo-Apple-Carplay_zps835f3737.jpg (http://s736.photobucket.com/user/rfkuehn/media/Volvo-Apple-Carplay_zps835f3737.jpg.html)

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx3/rfkuehn/Braddock-20140317-00178_zps2be18764.jpg (http://s736.photobucket.com/user/rfkuehn/media/Braddock-20140317-00178_zps2be18764.jpg.html)

Mr. P
05-16-2014, 04:23 PM
Safety issue, cost, and functional/repair-replacement issue with the touch screen.

Anyone who has driven their car for a few weeks will know where the switches are without having to take your eyes off the road and look to be sure you are touching the right part of the screen.
Just like the iPhone, if you are trying to type out a message you often hit the wrong key, this will take some getting acustomed to, but I am very suprised Volvo is planning on building something with such a negative safety issue. There is no question that one MUST take their eyes off the road to operate a touch screen.......... minus one for Volvo (period).

Regarding functionality, I am not optimistic about what one of these would cost to replace. Have you ever replaced an air conditioning control switch in the previous models. This thing is gonna set you baaaack. Yeah, it looks great in the photos and in the showroom, but also what about being BLINDED at night. Again, taking your eyes off the road, looking at a screen that is clearly more contrast than what you were looking at on the highway, is not what I would call a world-class advancement of legendary Volvo safety. Just my opinions, and I hope it is a great car and they sell a lot of them. Whoever is driving my next volvo now, please take good care of it, I won't be able to afford a new one.

regards,

P

GrecianVolvo
05-17-2014, 12:13 PM
Mr. P,

Why would you want to look into the screen, constantly? Some times, sure. All the time? No.

Voice functions will take care most of the items you will need in communicating with the car.

rfkuehn
05-23-2014, 01:38 PM
Voice functions will take care most of the items you will need in communicating with the car.

Honestly, I find the voice functions simply to select a mobile phone for using bluetooth in my wife's minivan to be repetive, tedious & annoying. I'd much prefer a couple smart keys that would let me select a device w/ one press.

That said, Volvo may have streamlined the voice command process, or perhaps one can speak in code? DOS for voice commands?

GrecianVolvo
05-23-2014, 05:04 PM
Honestly, I find the voice functions simply to select a mobile phone for using bluetooth in my wife's minivan to be repetive, tedious & annoying. I'd much prefer a couple smart keys that would let me select a device w/ one press.


I think you are missing out on making your life a lot simpler and less distracting. When I am traveling at speeds in excess of 60 mph, I appreciate voice commands a whole lot.


That said, Volvo may have streamlined the voice command process, or perhaps one can speak in code? DOS for voice commands?
No code. Simple commands. Try it. You will change your mind.

GregK
06-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Voice functions will take care most of the items you will need in communicating with the car.

Nice........

Cabot
06-11-2014, 01:58 PM
Voice commands are alright if one is driving solo, but I always feel funny telling passengers to be quiet so the system will understand me the first time.

Hong Kong
06-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Forget voice control they never reply as you wish.
Call Marry...Calling Marry...but Marry have 3 phone numbers which one...
First one...5556565666 YES or NO? Noooooo Second one...555364534 Nooooo
than you say F...Iphone or Nokia Blondie...and start looking on the phone, buttons
while driving...
Second on old XC90 I just look a second to radio display and
on the highway Im out 1 m left or right. Disaster with so big
touch screen - dangerous !!! Than check the songs and all
small letters on screen? Every man after 40 years start having old visual
problems dont tell me that we can read this without glasses? For short / long?
After 8 years of plastic fantastic problems with different
parts broken inside the car all this look just nice for car exhibition
but in reality when you are driving this will be the most problem
for safety.

rfkuehn
06-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Voice commands are alright if one is driving solo, but I always feel funny telling passengers to be quiet so the system will understand me the first time.

I can't get the kids to be quiet long enough for me to select a phone for using bluetooth. Can't wait to see how this works...

GrecianVolvo
06-13-2014, 09:17 PM
I can't get the kids to be quiet long enough for me to select a phone for using bluetooth. Can't wait to see how this works...

I have no problems, today, giving my Nav voice commands or asking Sensus to call one of my contacts while the kids in the back carry on their conversations.

MorrisonHiker
08-06-2014, 03:50 PM
It would be nice if the HUD could mirror the display of the center console screen whenever you are touching it. That way you could use the touchscreen without taking your eyes off the road.