If all I wanted was infotainment then I would just install head unit with usb input. but I want it all engine diagnostics, slingbox, tpms, parking sensors, gps, xm, unrestricted internet, able to buy a printer if I need and use it on the road, a scanner or whatever else I might want, buy it a local store and plug it in and have it work. Using proven hardware/software that I know will do the job. I am sure apple will make a fine infotainment system locked down to their app store and locked down for mods. Vegas Guy stick with the proven systems and just make them better. Just my 2 cents SNO
As long as it includes iTunes, it won't be better. Freedom of choice is better.
when buying apple you dont even get the whole thing... somebody always takes a bite out of the darn apple when you buy it ......
agreed. i dont think that anyone does a carpc, JUST for infotainment..
Better or not, I'm just glad someone else is diving into the arena to attempt it.
sure they can. they have money and the fans buy most of their crap :p
but i think/hope audi & co. will keep on their own systems. which are nearly perfect, and improved every generation.
touchscreens as main input device are bad. i dont want to see people driving around, focused on their screens, like they are running around now...
but maybe this will add a new way of natural selection ]:>
The OEMs hold all the cards here. Nobody buys a car specifically for the infotainment system. It might weigh in the decision somewhat, but if that's the final sticking point, the dealer can easily overcome it....lower the price. In a market where (much like smartphones), they are all beginning to look and drive the same, product differentiation via the details is probably critical. And since the overwhelming majority of buyers are not going to know anything about the technical merits of a particular OS or application platform, it all comes down to features and marketing. Siri vs Google Voice vs MS TTS. Garmin vs Google Nav vs some version of TomTom.
Very much as its always been.