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Old 07-03-2013, 12:20 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Bogey View Post
Idk, I think apples new in car system is a bad idea, because it limits the amount of people to purchase that vehicle if your a diehard Android user... Something th at is universal is slot better of an idea there just needs to be more collaboration between apple/google/microsoft, and car manufactures IMO.
Apple's in-car system only applies if you've got an Apple mobile device... If you have an Android/Microsoft/RIM then you'll be using the car manufacturers features and software. That's as of now with up-coming systems that will be compatible with iOS 7. There are plenty of manufacturers working with Apple, but Ford is not one of them.

The pressure should not be on car manufacturers and should instead be on the mobile developers to include automotive compatibility with their respective devices. The Auto manufacturers just need to come up with a standard open-platform for in-car infotainment systems.
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